Red Brolly is offering a free pattern for a really cute, easy-to-make mug carrier and mug rug. http://www.red-brolly.com/2015/03/butterfly-mug-bag-have-you-made-yours/
Update 9/20/15 – A reader let me know that there is a problem with the above link and sent me some alternate ones for the pattern itself. She said these links are intermittent but she was able to get a printout of the pattern.
The bag is designed to hold a medium sized mug about 6 inches tall x 3 inches diameter …
The fabric is from scraps of an Easter dress I made for her in 2011, back before she became a sophisticated going-on-12 lady who doesn’t wear pretty lace-trimmed dresses any more.
Instead of a mug, I’m using an 8-oz jar of jelly beans in the bag and will be putting a gift card in the pocket.
For my two daughters, I’ll have the mugs filled with candy and will have gift cards in the pocket.
I made one bag/rug to have ready to give to a good friend from Chicago who visits during the summer.
In her case, I made an embroidered mug rug that shows a painter because she’s a gifted artist.
I enjoyed making these bags and rugs out of scraps, including using up a lot of small batting pieces. I included a snap and vintage button on each one. It’s a pleasant afternoon’s project with just a bit of hand sewing.
Red Brolly’s post has some beautiful bags made from her pattern by other readers.
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