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Mario Kart Rainbow Road Coffee Cuff


I promised more Mario Kart for Mario Week, and here it is! When we first got Mario Kart 64, I remember needing to spend only limited time playing the Rainbow Road track. I loved it, but it gave me headaches. So sad.

Fortunately, this Rainbow Road is more likely to cure my headaches, because it's wrapped around a coffee cup (can you say "caffeine addiction"?). It's made with slightly funky color sections because funky is better for something like this. And if you don't want to add a star, it would also make a very nice xylophone for your musical friends!

Mario Kart Rainbow Road Coffee Cuff

You will need:
Black or dark gray felt
A rainbow of seven colors
Embroidery floss

Rainbow Road Coffee Cuff Pattern PDF

Mario Kart Rainbow Road Coffee Cuff

Cut the pattern and felt for the cuff first. This will JUST fit a standard disposable cup. If you use anything larger, extend the ends a bit.

Cut apart the pattern for the rainbow pieces one at a time, cutting each piece of felt as you go. This will help keep the pieces straight so they fit right. If they get mixed up, it will still work...it'll be extra funky though. I recommend placing the colors so that yellow will be at one end, away from the star.

Cut out the star from yellow felt and stitch a face on him.

Mario Kart Rainbow Road Coffee Cuff
Mario Kart Rainbow Road Coffee Cuff

Working from the center out, stitch the rainbow pieces on with running stitch. I like to tie a knot and hide it between the layers.

Mario Kart Rainbow Road Coffee Cuff

Continue sewing on the colors, leaving a little space between them.

Mario Kart Rainbow Road Coffee Cuff

Place the star in the middle and stitch it on with matching thread.

Mario Kart Rainbow Road Coffee Cuff
Mario Kart Rainbow Road Coffee Cuff

Overlap the two ends of the cuff piece and pin. I used an overlap of 1/4". Stitch two rows of running stitch to hold it all together.

Mario Kart Rainbow Road Coffee Cuff
Mario Kart Rainbow Road Coffee Cuff

Now even when life is racing, you'll have a cuff for your coffee to keep you on track!

Mario Kart Rainbow Road Coffee Cuff

I hope you've enjoyed Mario Week! This is the end of projects from me, but this isn't game over! I'll still be sharing more of the great links that you have sent my way. Check back tomorrow and keep sharing your own Mario makes!

13 comments:

  1. Luciana6:31 AM

    Awesome!Is super cute! Thank you so much!

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  2. Anonymous7:17 AM

    Headaches? Hm, better than getting seizures. Some Epileptics get seizures from things like some video games or movies in theaters. (I am epileptic)

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    1. I hope I didn't give the impression that my headaches were the worst thing possible, only that it was a bit psychedelic in its graphics.. Certainly this is a level of the game that would be likely to cause seizures...scary!

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  3. this is a great project! we love Mario at my house, and all your projects this week have been so fun :)

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  4. Too cute, Mollie! I definitely need to make one of these.

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  5. I'm not a frequent commenter but I never miss a post of your blog - I love it. I ESPECIALLY love this week!! The ideas are adorable. Each and every one makes me super happy :)

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  6. Too cute! I am always impressed by how neat your running stitch is, consistently. Wowow!

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  7. So cute - and your tutorials are so clear - thanks x

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  8. I'm so glad you all have been enjoying these! Happy stitching!

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  9. It's so cute and colorful! If I only drank coffee...

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  10. Very clear tutorial, thanks so much for sharing! It's so adorable! :D

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