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cafetiere cosy

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:14 pm
by Carolyn
this is the mini one - as i am using mine quite a bit and it kind of makes 1 and half cups and goes cold.

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so quick to make although it took me a few attempts to get the shape right, have made a pattern now!

Re: cafetiere cosy

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 6:50 pm
by Melis
very stylish. I could do with one of those. My coffee goes cold when I make a caffettiere. I only use it in the summer when we sit outside.

Melis

Re: cafetiere cosy

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 10:08 pm
by Carolyn
I couldn't decide whether to make the 'jacket' style - but i am not convinced that would keep it warm and more for looks.

So you can only pop it on after the plunger has gone down, but it worked fine.

Re: cafetiere cosy

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 7:32 am
by Melis
Did you use ordinary wadding or did you use something that reflects heat back? I might have a go at making one. Any tips? :)

Melis

Re: cafetiere cosy

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:11 pm
by Carolyn
No just used ordinary polyester wadding - seemed to keep it warm enough, not tried the stuff with 'foil' in.

I currently have polyester - just the 2 ounce one - the thicker staff does get harder to use, and seems to do the job for most things I have done.

i have also bought some cotton (with some polyester) from Dunelm as managed to get end of roll - think they sell as curtain lining. This gives a different 'finish' as not as puffy or as stiff as polyester - so this is quite nice for zipped bags.

My mini one I cut 2 squares of lining, outer and wadding 7.5 inch wide and 8.25 tall rounded off top corners - use a plate - did take me a couple of attempts to get the right roundness!

Then put wadding, outside face up, inside face down, sewed all along bottom - both halves. Open out and then put right sides together, sew all around leaving gap on inside to turn...does that make sense

Re: cafetiere cosy

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 3:13 pm
by Carolyn
ooh and i added a loop - I often do a couple of stitches to hold in place on one half rather than pin so I know it is straight, as can be quite frustrating when it comes out wonky

Re: cafetiere cosy

Posted: Thu Apr 13, 2017 8:16 pm
by Melis
Thank you for the tips.

Melis