Easy To Make Bottle Koozies – Perfect For Game Day

Create bottle koozies by repurposing a men’s shirt and outfit your guests with personalized drinks for the big game.

Cuff Coozie Easy To Make Bottle Koozies   Perfect For Game Day

by Susan Clark


  • Button-down shirt
  • Thread: matching all-purpose
  • & embroidery
  • Tear-away
  • adhesive-backed stabilizer
  • Water-soluble topper
  • Rotary cutting system
  • Removable fabric marker
  • Prewound bobbin
  • Needles: size 80/12 universal
  • & 75/11 embroidery
  • Serger (optional)
  • Dad’s Ale embroidery design


• Install a size 75/11 embroidery needle onto the machine. Insert a prewound bobbin and thread the needle with the desired embroidery thread.

• Hoop a piece of stabilizer with the paper side up. Score inside the hoop using a pin, and then remove the paper backing.

• Place the shirt flat on a cutting mat. Cut each cuff from the shirt 3˝ beyond the cuff seam (A).

• Unbutton the cuff and fold it in half lengthwise with wrong sides together, matching the cuff edge and wrist seam. Draw a line along the fold; unfold. Fold the cuff in half widthwise; mark the cuff center at the line intersection.

• Position the cuff in the hoop, aligning the cuff and hoop centerlines. Finger-press gently to adhere.

• Download the chosen embroidery design. Load the design onto the machine and center it over the mark.


• Place a piece of topper over the cuff center mark; embroider. Remove the cuff from the hoop. Following the manufacturer’s instructions, remove the excess topper.

• Set the machine for standard sewing. Install a size 80/12 universal needle and thread the machine with all-purpose thread to match the cuff.

• Trim the cuff raw edges 2˝ beyond the wrist seam. Button the cuff, and then turn it inside out. Fold the cuff so the buttoned seam is centered over the embroidery.

• Stitch the raw edge using a 1/2˝ seam allowance and a 2.5mm-long stitch (B). Serge- or zigzag-finish the seam.

• Fold one cuff side edge to align with the lower seam. Stitch across the triangle 1˝ from the point (C).

• Serge- or zigzag-finish the seam. Trim the seam allowance just beyond the stitching (D). Repeat to stitch the remaining corner.

• Turn the cuff right side out and insert a bottle.

• Repeat to create a bottle holder from the remaining cuff. §

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