Happy October! Virginia here, I know we are in full Autumn swing when Starbucks features their famous pumpkin spice latte on their menu! No matter the season my daughter always enjoys a frappuccino for a sweet little treat and last Halloween she was one in real life!
(layout featured in the fall issue in the PageMaps article here)
My daughter had her heart set on becoming a frappuccino. I would rate my sewing skills as ‘okay’ and I knew working with felt would be very forgiving so I was game for this crafty challenge! It took me a few trial runs to come up with a cup pattern. The pattern I am sharing today fits a girl size 10 (you could tweak to make it smaller or bigger!)
The supplies you need are:
1.5 yards each of caramel and white felt
8 inch scalloped diecut (you can use an 8” circle too)
1 paper towel tube, green acrylic paint
1 white/cream toque
printable fabric paper
1. Cut caramel felt to 38 x 24 inches. Fold down the top edge 4 inches and sew a straight line 1” below the fold. This creates a channel that will help gives the cup it’s shape.
To create the arm holes, fold one vertical edge 8 inches in and cut a 6” semi-circle on the fold 2 inches below the channel. Repeat for the other arm hole.
Sew the two ends end together to form your cup, leave an 8” long opening at the back so that it can slip over your child’s head. I used a velcro tab to secure the back closed.
2. Flip the cup inside out. Slip the cup over your child’s head and through the arms. Right now the 3” flange piece above the channel looks like a big floppy mess. At the front in the middle, cinch 3” at the top edge of the flange together and sew a straight line from this pinch point to the top of the channel. Trim the seams to remove the bulkiness of the fabric gathered. Repeat this in the position above each of the arm holes.
Essentially you are tapering the flange smaller making it extend away from the shoulders giving you that rounded cup shape. Remember, you are working on the underside of the costume so this step does not have to be pretty.
3. Flip the cup back to it’s good side. Cut out twelve 8" scalloped circles from white felt. If you do not have a diecut, just use a round plate or scallop print-out as a template to trace and cut your felt. Fold into quarters to enhance the swirly look and tack along the flange, add more felt swirls if you want more ‘whip cream'. To finish the neckline, add a double folded 2" wide white collar. Use seam binding to finish around the sleeves, feel free to skip this step as felt material does not fray.
4. (note photo image 3 and 4 are flipped) Download the logo and labels, print onto iron on fabric paper. I use the round logo on the front and the drink checklist at the back.
5. Now we are going to make the frothy cream hat and straw. Paint your paper towel tube with green acrylic paint. Notch 1” lengths around the bottom and fold out.
6. Cut an 8” scalloped circle from white felt, cut a hole in the middle so that it can fit over the straw and adhere it to the straw base (on the 1” pieces) with hot glue.
7. Glue (hot glue) the straw/felt base to your toque at the top on an angle. Trim the straw to 6 inches.
8. Cut out 8 more scalloped circles. Fold in quarters and cut a length (on a curve) at the folded point so that it will fit snug around the straw, attach to the base scallop using hot glue and continue until you have secured folded quarters around the straw.
Repeat again for a second layer.
Voila, one mocha frap+extra whip is ready for an evening of trick or treating!
I had enough material leftover to make a matching treat bag too! My daughter was absolutely thrilled and her smile alone from ear to ear made it all so worth it!
I hope this inspires you to whip up a little sweetness of your own, have a wonderful day!