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Gingham French-Press Cozy

A French press makes great coffee, but the drink cools quickly. A cozy keeps it warm.

Photography: Dana Gallagher

Source: Martha Stewart


  • Sewing machine (optional) and sewing supplies

  • Four 10-inch strips of twill tape

  • 1 piece of gingham fabric, 6 by 14 3/4 inches

  • 1 piece of batting, 5 by 13 3/4 inches


  1. Baste twill tape to the upper and lower side corners of the gingham.

  2. With right sides facing, sew gingham to linen on 3 sides, with a 1/2-inch seam allowance, leaving the bottom open.

  3. Trim corners and cut seam allowance to 1/4 inch. Turn right side out, and press.

  4. Insert batting, and hand-stitch the bottom edge closed.

  5. Using gingham’s pattern as stitch guide, quilt (by hand or machine) through all layers.

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