French Press Cozy

French Press Cozy

My sister- and brother-in-law contacted me a few weeks ago about the possibility of getting me to make them a cozy for their French press. The back story being that they have a large selection of Fiestaware and I have previously made them bright, colorful placemats and a tea cozy. Now that they are working from home during the week due to the coronavirus, they were hoping to keep their coffee warmer longer during the morning.

Full disclosure: I don’t drink coffee, so while I was more than happy to create something for them, we had to FaceTime so I could see what the French press looked like, how it operated, talk them through getting me some measurements, and shop my stash!

French Press Cozy

French Press Cozy

I opted to create a drawstring like center at the top of the cozy to allow the handle of the press to be fully extended until ready to be depressed (if it’s coffee, is it still called steeping??). The rounded shape was easier to work with than I feared, but anything much smaller than this 16″ diameter would start to be pretty tricky to work with. Overall, it came together in a similar method to my tea cozy tutorial in that I quilted both the inside and outside panels prior to assembly.

Would anyone be interested in a tutorial on how I put this together? No promises on being able to make the tutorial quickly, but I suspect my father-in-law would enjoy getting a cozy for his French press now that he has likely seen this one in use at his daughter’s house!

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12 thoughts on “French Press Cozy

  1. I love the fabrics; they are so bright and cheery. Perfect for morning greetings while waiting for the coffee to steep. I’m curious, however, does the whole carafe fit into the bag, handle & all? If so, does the bag collapse so the press can be set in it, then the sides pulled up? And is there a slit for the handle? Sorry for all the questions!

  2. Liz says:

    Yes please

  3. Shannon says:

    What a fun project! I love it when our handmade goods are practical for daily use (other than snuggling on the couch!). Bet they’re super happy with their coffee cozy!

  4. Kate Swallows says:

    Very colorful and fun! Keeping coffee warm when working from home (and on video calls) has been a challenge. Thank goodness I’m steps from the kitchen and the microwave!

  5. Donna says:

    I would love a tutorial and an idea to make a cup cozy to keep that warmer as well. Is your tea cozy available as a tutorial? I drink tea and coffee. Thanks!

  6. Nancy Bekedam says:

    Such cute fabrics, sure to cheer them up during this stay home time! Clever design, too! That orange pull cord is the frosting on the cake! We are green tea drinkers.

  7. Rochelle Summers says:

    Love the fabric selection and the idea. But my hubby moved on to an espresso maker (stove top). Having done a tea cozy, I understand the challenges of working that circle. I think you did a great job.

  8. quilterpt says:

    Yes, I would love a tutorial. That is such a great idea! Also, where did you get the closure bits (don’t know what they’re called)?

  9. Noreen says:

    Love it! Unfortunately, I don’t have a French press. Maybe I should get one!!!

  10. Caryn S says:

    Yes, please. My hubby has one.

  11. Anja @ Anja Quilts says:

    It turned out great. I love the print on the top.

  12. Judy Blauer says:

    I don’t own a coffee press, but this is sooooo pretty!

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