Make Your Own Koozies or Add To Your Custom Product Offers!

You can make your own koozies, give it as gifts or souvenirs, or even add it to your business of custom products!

In this blog post, we'll walk you through the simple steps necessary for crafting personalized koozies with designs that you can customize yourself. So grab your supplies and read on to learn how easy customizing your own beverage holders can be.

Suitable Materials for Custom Koozies

Let’s talk about the most suitable materials for your koozies. Each material can keep your drinks cool at varying times. Some can keep your bottled drinks cold for up to five hours while others are shorter.


Neoprene is by far the most popular and cost-effective material used in making koozies. Its durable and insulating properties protect your hands when handling cold bottles and cans while also keeping your drink cool.

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On top of that, neoprene is moisture-resistant. This means you can use the neoprene over and over again with no worries about mildew or other molds building up. All of these features make your custom neoprene coolies the perfect choice for people looking for the most cost-effective option.

Faux leather

Faux leather is a great choice for own custom koozies as it adds a touch of sophistication to everyday items. It has a look and texture that is similar to genuine leather, but without the hefty price tag.

Additionally, this material offers increased durability and longevity compared to many other materials. Your custom koozies can last through all sorts of conditions - from pool parties to camping trips. No matter what you're using them for, faux leather-lined koozies makes a great personalized addition to any party or event.


If you're looking for a soft and lightweight fabric for expressing your unique style through custom beer coolies, felt is an ideal choice. It is one of the most affordable fabrics available on the market, yet it has a surprisingly luxurious look and feels.

Felt also stands up to heavy wear and tear, so any items created with this fabric will endure in quality for a very long time. Not only does it come in a variety of eye-catching colors, but you can even add more texture to felt projects with simple embroidery and stitching.


Leather is an ideal choice for outdoor occasions or corporate events. Its unique properties offer greater protection from both heat and cold temperatures.

Additionally, leather is an attractive material that can be made into custom koozies to show off your own style and make your party stand out. With its combination of functionality and stylishness, leather allows you to be prepared for whatever Mother Nature throws at you while still looking great.

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Spandex is an awesome material for amazing custom koozies. Its elasticity and durability make it a great choice for imprinting intricate designs with vibrant colors. Printing on spandex allows for screen printing in three dimensions and gives remarkable precision, allowing for bold and beautiful patterns.

Furthermore, spandex has a natural resistance to moisture and heat, making it the perfect material for keeping drinks chilled or preventing condensation from forming.


Rich with a resilient texture, cotton is also an ideal fabric for custom koozies. Aside from being breathable, can also be dyed in vibrant colors and patterns to give your masterpieces more pizzazz!

Not only will they look amazing, but they'll also feel great as well since the cotton fabric will keep your drinks cool without making your hands feel like ice.


Polyester is an ideal material for crafting custom koozies. It is highly durable, lightweight, and strong. This fabric is perfect for withstanding unintentional spills and wear and tear without costing a fortune or being difficult to clean.

What is nice about polyester is that you can customize this fabric easily with vibrant prints and graphics that will make your koozie stand out from the crowd. Its soft yet sturdy fabric feels comfortable when holding a cold beverage on a hot summer day.

Polyurethane Foam

This material is a lightweight and flexible material for your koozies. Its malleable nature allows for precise cutting and sculpting. Foam's versatility and customizable nature make it an excellent choice whether you want custom wedding coolies favors or to promote your business with one-of-a-kind branded customizable coolies. Plus, its insulation properties are superior to any other materials.

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Making a Custom Koozie for Business

(Note above: The price of custom koozies sold individually is $5.00, blanks cost about $1 or less in bulk!)

Making a custom koozie offers quite a variety of applications for different occasions!  If you are in the business of making custom products, you can add them to your list of quality products you offer.

You can personalize it for business with a logo for corporate events. Whether for hot or cold drinks, they are great marketing devices. Here is a sample of a coffee cup koozie.

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Wedding koozies are great souvenirs that guests will appreciate.

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You can also make fun beer can coolers.

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How to make Custom Drink Koozies

Custom coolies are an excellent addition to make your bachelorette party, special event, Christmas dinner after-party, NYE celebration or Halloween party an event to remember. Plus, they can be great gifts or campaign souvenirs - styles are endless to suit any occasion.

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Gather your supplies

If you are doing this in bulk, you can buy koozie blanks online. Just create your design on your machine, heat press according to the temperature guide, and voila! Custom koozies!

If this is a personal project, you can create your own:

To begin, gather some fabric of your choosing, thread in a complementary color, and scissors. The measurements you'll need are 7in x 4in for height/width, plus 2½in of the seam allowance. Alternatively, you can download pre-designed templates for custom can coolers.

Once you have cut out two pieces of the fabric in the proper dimensions, place them right sides together and sew around three sides of the rectangle and turn it inside out so the seams are hidden. Finally, press the edges one more time before finishing off with a stitch around all four edges for decorative purposes.

Add a foam insert for extra insulation

Before closing the inseams, you can add foam for insulation. However, not all koozie materials are suitable for adding foam inserts. An example is spandex. Simply measure out the inner circumference of the product and use scissors to create a foam insert that is sized accordingly.

Keep in mind that inserting a foam piece will not only provide more insulation but will also make it easier to grip a cold beverage on a hot day.

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Create a design or add decorations

Heat transfer vinyl is an ideal material for making personalized designs or decorations. It comes in a variety of colors and can be cut with an electronic craft cutting system to create special details like names, logos, and more.

Once the design is complete, use a heat press to print the PU vinyl to the koozie fabric. Let it cool before removing any protective backing that was used when prepping your design for application on the koozie.

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Care for Your Personalized Koozies

To get the most out of your bottle coolers, it's important to always store them in a cool place away from direct sunlight. Cleaning the custom koozies should be done with non-abrasive brushes and detergents. Never dry clean your can coolers. Use warm water only and rinse thoroughly after washing. With proper care, you can enjoy these personalized fashion statements for years.


Whether you’re creating custom birthday coolies, for personal use, you can save a lot by making your quality koozies compared to blank cheap coolies. Plus, you can have your design, screen printed, or designed with HTV . You can also buy blank can coolers and make personalized coolies as a business creating souvenirs or corporate giveaways.

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