It's now officially summer and things are heating up here on the east coast. The humidity has set in and the insulated drink tumblers have come out. I decided to draft and develop a drink cozy pattern for my 30 ounce Yeti tumbler.
I am so excited that I created this pattern! I made a few different versions, but my favorite incorporates the "Star Bowler" pattern by Kathleen Berlew featured in Just CrossStitch Magazine's June 2020 issue. Loving all things bright and mid century, I was immediately drawn to this chart. I only stitched the top part of the pattern. I stitched it up on a 14 count Aida black fabric using Sulky 12 weight cotton thread. I am so happy with the results.
I highly recommend stitching with Sulky 12wt cotton thread. Here are the Sulky colors I used in for the "Star Bowler" thread conversion: 1188, 1834, 1024, 1095, 1071, 1039, 1226, 1328, and 0568.
Want to see this pattern and talk to me live as I make another drink cozy? Then set your calendars for Friday June 26th at 2 pm eastern time. I will be hosting a Facebook Live event over on the Just CrossStitch Facebook page. I will be going live to talk about how you can add cross stitch pieces to your summer accessories. Want to sew this pattern? It is available here.
Goodies to make your own summer cross stitch drink cozy
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Amanda Mae is a modern cross stitch designer, artist, and quirky crafter. She loves to rescue abandoned needlework and believes in Saving the Stitches.