Two mugs with DIY fleece koozies wrapped around them.

DIY Fleece Mug Koozie

You got yourself a DIY fleece scarf and blanket now. What’s next? Courtney is back to walk you through making your own fleece mug koozie! Because don’t we all secretly want to something cute for our coffee mugs? Beer cans can’t have all the fun. 😉

This is our third article for DIY fleece projects. Continue reading to learn how to make your own DIY fleece mug koozie. We will make two mug koozies in this DIY guide.

Let’s get started!

Step 1

Two mugs on a table with two different types of fleece fabric.
Photo credit: Courtney Langdon/Geek Gals

We don’t have just one mug koozies; we’ve got two for you! Get thee some scraps of fleece fabric: they don’t have to be very big. The first step will be to trim the fabric to the height of your mug and no more. Too long and it could fold under your mug when you set it down and cause it to tip.

Step 2

Two mugs on a table with two different types of fleece fabric.
Photo credit: Courtney Langdon/Geek Gals

The biggest difference between these two koozies is how wide your mug handle is:

  • The first option works well for mugs that don’t have very large handles, which means the koozie will need to go over the handle.
  • The second koozie is for mugs that have larger handles, which will allow for the fabric to go through the handle.

Step 3

Mug on fleece fabric with a slit for the mug handle
Photo credit: Courtney Langdon/Geek Gals

Place the mug handle through the slit and wrap the fabric around the mug. This will help you see where in the fabric it will overlap the handle.

Step 4

Mug with fleece fabric wrapped around mug, with slit available for mug handle to go through.
Photo credit: Courtney Langdon/Geek Gals

Cut a second slit in the fabric over the handle.

Step 5

Mug with fleece fabric wrapped around mug, with slit available for mug handle to go through.
Photo credit: Courtney Langdon/Geek Gals

Place the mug handle through the second slit as well.

Step 6

Fleece fabric with a slit for a mug handle
Photo credit: Courtney Langdon/Geek Gals

TIP: If your mug koozie comes too high up on the mug, you can turn down a side so you’re not sucking fleece. Ew.

Step 7

Close-up of mug in DIY fleece koozie
Photo credit: Courtney Langdon/Geek Gals

For your second option, make sure the fabric strip is slender enough to fit through the mug handle.

Step 8

Close-up of the blue mug with DIY fleece koozie wrapped around it and under the mug handle.
Photo credit: Courtney Langdon/Geek Gals

Cut a vertical slit in the fabric about two to three inches from an end.

Step 9

Close-up of scissors cutting a small slit in the DIY fleece koozie
Photo credit: Courtney Langdon/Geek Gals

Wrap the fabric around the mug, through the handle, and thread the opposite end of the fabric through the slit you created.

Step 10

DIY fleece koozie, from above
Photo credit: Courtney Langdon/Geek Gals

Wrap the ends around until they meet and tie them together.

Step 11

finished version of DIY fleece koozie
Photo credit: Courtney Langdon/Geek Gals

Aren’t both of these guys adorable? And they’re machine washable, so you don’t even have to worry about coffee or tea stains!

Two mugs with DIY fleece koozies
Photo credit: Courtney Langdon/Geek Gals

Let us know how your DIY fleece mug koozie turns out! Tweet us your photos @GeekGalsCo.

Featured image credit: Courtney Langdon/Geek Gals

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