One person I know in particular needs a French press. It's my sister-in-law, Angie. Since she makes a single cup of coffee everyday, she opts for the convenience of instant coffee rather than making a whole pot. Poor thing. Don't you think she's deserving of good coffee? Well, I do. So she's getting a French press. With it's own accessory. Naturally every inanimate object needs accessories.
All I did to create this awesome cozy was make a chain equal to about 3/4 of the press' circumference. Then I single crocheted into it to create a rectangle in the height I desired. For the thin end, I single crocheted into the vertical side and decreased until I was happy with the "fastening strap" and added a button hole by adding a few extra chains to the end. Then I sewed on a button. Easy peasy, right? I realize that these are not detailed instructions, but if you can crochet, you can figure it out. If I can, you can. There's no right or wrong.
I thought that a nice handmade cozy added just the right homemade touch. Not every gift can be fully handmade, but I do have a reputation to uphold as a crafty girl, right?
There's nothing like a great cup of coffee... or a great faithful friend who loves being with you, regardless of what weird task you're doing. Man I love my little doggie!