How to Make a Tea Cozy

I have taken advantage of these cold days by doing some organizing in my craft room.  One of the items at the bottom of a pile was an old tea cozy that I bought when Jordan and I took a long week-end in England a few years ago.  It was stained, faded, and had seen a better day.  I kept it, though, thinking it would make a good pattern if I ever decided to make a new one.  Just seeing it was all the inspiration I needed to get to work.  I quickly watched a You Tube video on how to make a tea cozy and followed her directions.

 

Tea cozy how-to

I decided to use a remnant of fabric left over from the pillows  I made for our foyer.  First, I used the old tea cozy to draw the cutting line.  I made this new cozy taller because a few of my teapots are tall.

 

 

Tea cozy how-to

I decided to use the same fabric for the liner, so I cut out four sections.

 

Tea cozy how-to

I didn’t have any batting to use between the layers, but I did have a white towel that had a hole in it.  I cut out two pieces that would work perfectly as the inner layer.

 

 

Tea cozy how-to

Then I sewed the edges together and trimmed off the excess fabric.

 

Tea cozy how-to

The next step was to sew the lining to the bottom of the cozy.

 

Tea cozy how-to

When the lining was attached, I put the right sides together and pinned them at the seams.  Then I sewed the two pieces together.

 

 

Tea cozy how-to

I left an opening so I could pull the right side out.

 

 

Tea cozy how-to

After I pulled it through, I stitched the opening shut and ironed the completed cozy.

 

Tea cozy how-to

Because it looked too plain, I added an old pin to the front to dress it up a little.  Since this was really just a practice run, I was fine with the way it turned out.  However, on the next one I would add a little tab to the top to make lifting it off of the hot tea pot easier.  Also, I think a monogram might look nice on the front.

 

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It definitely will keep my pot of tea hot, though.

 

Tea cozy how-to

It’s a major improvement over the old stained one.

 

Tea cozy how-to

And I know it will fit all of my Hall’s teapots.

 

Take care.

 

Comments

  1. Sunny C says

    Hey Janette and Jordan;
    Thank-You for showing this, as I have several Tea Pots which I brought back from England, and which I use on a daily basis!!!!!!!
    (A Brown Betty is a Must….Brown Tea pot from England)
    I have not had a new Tea Cozy in so long.
    I am now hoping to be able to make my own!!!!!!!
    Thank-You Both, so much for Sharing ALL that you do. 🙂

  2. says

    I am addicted to your blog! Great Post! Looking forward to get more information from you. I have an older home with so many ideas in my head, but I also have 2 little ones that make doing things difficult. So for now I will decorate vicariously through you!