Ruffled Soda Can Cozy TUTORIAL!

Sip in style!

Did you have a nice holiday weekend? We sure did. We went to a BBQ Pool party and enjoyed a few fireworks. Well, I have a fun little craft for you today. The Ruffled Soda Can Cozy that dresses up your soda cans and keeps your fingers dry!

These can cozies are a fab repurpose project that lets you sip your Diet Coke in style AND be earth friendly. yay!! Here’s the how to’s….  


  • vinyl/faux leather handbag
  • scissors/rotary cutter
  • 3/4″ sew on velcro
  • sewing machine
  • Fabric Marker

Cut off the handles and remove the lining {if your bag has it}Cut off the bottom of the handbag.Cut as many 2.5″x9″ strips as you can. {I got 4 cozies from my bag}With the left over pieces, cut 1″ strips. {mine are 1″x12″ but 1″x15″ would be ideal.}Cut 2.5″ strips of velcro and sew onto the ends of the 2.5″x9″ strips. For example: sew the loopy velcro side to the backside of the vinyl strip and sew the hook side of the velcro to the right side of the vinyl.

**Tip: be careful when sewing vinyl or faux leather because even though you may unpick a seam, the holes will remain in the material!**Use a straight edge and draw a line 3/4″ away from one long side. I used a disappearing ink fabric marker.Take one 1″ strip and fold over the edge and sew it next to the velcro that is on the right side of the vinyl.  Sew the 1″ strip on in the center of the strip and make pleats/ruffles as you sew. Use the line you drew as your guide to make sure your pleats are straight. If you need more length to complete your ruffled strip, start the next strip by folding under the edge and continue sewing ruffles/pleats. When you get to the end, tuck under the edge of the 1″ strip. And you’re done!!

*For an easier version or to make one for your man, simply leave off the ruffle! :)Enjoy your cute little Soda Can Cozies and keep your fingers dry and your can in style this summer!

Hi! I'm Linda, the craft addict behind Craftaholics Anonymous®, a craft blog. Crafting is cheaper than therapy, right? When I'm not DIYing something, I can be found taxiing around our 4 crazy kids or working out. Or shoe shopping... because you can never have too many shoes! Happy crafting! ♥

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  1. 1

    Very cute. I love orange so these definitely caught my eye. Then I cringed a little when I saw an orange purse had to die to make them. hehehe

    1. 1.1

      Hi Patricia,
      Thanks for stopping by! Orange IS a great color! When I saw the bag at a local thrift store, I knew I had to use it for something! I like to think I gave it a new life ;o)
      happy crafting,

  2. 2
    Kendall Schenck

    These are soooo cute!!! How do you come up with all these great ideas? lol. Great work!!!!! I love all ruffles!!!!!

  3. 4

    Thank you for this tutorial. Just yesterday we were thinking how to make our own coozies. We are going to add a monogram to our design.

  4. 5

    saw this on craftgawker and had to try it out! it’s so cute, thanks for the tutorial!!!!

  5. 6
    Kristen is Awesome

    These are adorable! At first glance, though, they looked like little utility belts for cans xD Cracked me up! Would be a cute idea for the guys in your life :P

    1. 6.1

      LOL that would be a fun idea for father’s day or something! thanks for stopping by, Kristen.
      happy crafting,