Cozy Container

Ellen March
Cozy Container

Repurpose a used sweater into a flower vase cozy. It's a great way to add a homemade touch to a gift of flowers.


Cylindrical flower vase

Long-sleeved sweater

Matching all-purpose thread


Cut It

Measure the vase height; add 1/2", and then record.

Cut off one sweater sleeve according to the recorded measurement. If the sweater has an interesting cuff, incorporate it into the design as the cozy upper edge and measure from that point. If the sweater has an interesting and/or contrasting wrong side, fold up the sleeve to reveal the pattern and use the fold as the cozy upper edge.

Position the vase on the remaining sweater wrong side. Using chalk, outline the vase lower edge circle onto the sweater. Remove the vase, and then draw a second circle 1/2" beyond the first. Cut out the second circle through only one sweater layer.

Sew It

Quarter-mark the circle using pins.

Turn the sleeve wrong side out. Quarter-mark the sleeve cut edge using pins.

With right sides together, match the circle and sleeve pins; repin the pieces together.

Stitch from the circle side, following the first circle chalk marks and using a 1/2" seam allowance.

Trim the seam allowance to 1/8". Turn the cozy right side out. Insert the vase and fill with flowers.


Husqvarna Viking provided the Designer Ruby sewing machine used to make this project: (800) 446-2333,



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