In my house, kitchen cupboard space is precious real estate. Zoning is strictly regulated in these areas. If an item wants to make it into a prime kitchen neighborhood it has to be a part of either my daily or weekly routine. Specialty appliances, my crockpot and ice cream maker for example, are banished to somewhere less conveniently located.
In my old apartment, that was usually the top of the fridge, or the bottom of my pantry. Now that we are living in a house, I've decided to send these two appliances all the way to the garage. The only problem with that plan is that the garage is a pretty dank and dusty place.
I didn't want these little kitchen machines to get all squinky out there, so I constructed some cozies out of a couple of old t-shirts. These are pretty rudimentary cozies, basically just drawstring sacks, but they do the job well. Making them is also super cheap and extremely quick, both "wins" in my book.
- Start off with an old t-shirt.
- Flip it inside out, then stitch a round line from under one armpit, to the collar, the down to the other armpit.
- Use a scissor or pinking sheer to cut off the collar and sleeves.
- Next, cut a slit into the bottom hem of the t-shirt.
- Run a cord through the hem. I like to use a safety pin to help move the cord along.
- Once the cord is all the way through, run both ends through a cord stop. (You can buy one here.) If you have a hard time getting the cord through the cord stop try putting some scotch tape on the end to keep it from fraying.
- Turn the t-shirt right-side-out again, and you are done!