No? How about if I show you the back:
OK - how about now?
This is Hubby's big ol' beer stein. He keeps it in the freezer so that when he wants a beer, he has a nice frosty glass to drink it from. He also likes to fill this big boy half with orange juice and half with flavored carbonated water - quite delicious.
For years, we've just been wrapping the freezing handle in a dish rag, but the other day he asked me if I could come up with a more elegant solution. "Of course," I said. And here it is.
Believe it or not, I used my shirt-making skillz on this one. I have three layers of fusible fleece in there; in order to get it to curve, I cut 1/4" off the width of the inside fabric piece and eased it to fit the outside piece, giving it a slight curve like a collar.
This is my second go. I didn't measure before making my first one - just kind of eyeballed it - and it was too tall and not wide enough. On this one, I initially sewed my velcro pieces to the single layers of fabric before sewing the thing together, all fancy-like. But when I tried to put it on the handle, it didn't feel sturdy enough. You have to pull really tight to get this . . . stein handle cozy? . . . onto the handle. I made it that way on purpose so it wouldn't slip around like the dishrags used to. So I unpicked the velcro tabs and sewed them through all layers of the . . . stein handle cozy.
So, what do you think? Will I start a new trend? Should I make a bunch of these and sell them on late-night TV?
This thing cracks me up!