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How to Sew a Koozie with a 90’s Look

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The 90’s bring back memories of neon, platform sandals, and dial up internet.  I remember summer picnics where every cold drink was encased in a colorful koozie while the radio played and life was good.  With summer upon us, I wanted to bring back a little nostalgia this in celebration of Zima® coming back for a limited time.  Learn how to sew a koozie with a 90’s retro look, the perfect accessory to your Zima® and summer celebration.  

How to sew a Koozie for a bottle or a can with felt

Yup, you read that right.  Zima®, the iconic refreshing citrus beverage from the 90’s is back for a limited time.  You can’t enjoy a Zima® without a walk down memory lane. For me, that’s thinking about bright colors, cassette singles and scrunchies.  Learn how to sew a koozie and reminisce with me a bit. Be sure to grab a case of Zima® at your local grocer while supplies last to pair with these fresh koozies.  

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  • Felt
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine – or needle and thread
  • Koozie Template
  • Marker
  • Iron on Vinyl
  • Electronic cutting machine
  • Iron

Step by step how to sew a koozie

  1. Gather your supplies.  Start with bright neon colors of felt and contrasting iron on vinyl.
  2. Grab an old koozie (I am sure you have one in a box or spare drawer somewhere), cut it open and trace it onto the felt.
  3. Cut out the felt shape and fold it in half, making sure the edges match up.
  4. Sew the straight edges together making sure to backstitch so the ends are secure.
  5. Test out your koozie for a snug fit and trim any excess felt.
  6. Cut out fun 90’s graphics using your electric cutting machine and iron them onto the koozie.  I chose a tape, some confetti that was everywhere in the 90’s and a fun quote.  

90's themed how to sew a koozie with felt

These koozies are sweet!  They not only keep your hands comfy around your Zima® but they make a great conversation starter.  Sew a few of these koozies and wrap them up with a case of Zima® this summer for your next BBQ, a perfect hostess gift.  Not bringing Zima® to your next party? How rude!

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Will Zima® be around forever?  As if! Get your Zima® now while supplies last and whip up a set of these cool koozies to go with it.  Whether you remember the original Zima® or are are new to the craze and looking for a refreshing summer drink, grab some Zima while it lasts.  

Want some more 90’s fun?  Head over to the Zima® website and learn how to prep for #Z2K and where you can buy Zima® locally.  You’ve got 90’s on the brain now; tell me your favorite 90’s memory.

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Saturday 23rd of June 2018

These are very cute and should tackle the problem of condensation on cold bottles. I did wonder about the pattern. Did you add a seam allowance? Also, does the felt stretch as much as a "bought" koozie would?

Thanks for sharing your great ideas,


Monday 25th of June 2018

I used a Koozie as a pattern, I just cut down the seam. The pattern had a .25 inch seam allowance so that it was I used. The felt has some give but doesn't stretch as much as the foam ones. Thanks!

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