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.
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.
I decided to use the same fabric for the liner, so I cut out four sections.
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.
Then I sewed the edges together and trimmed off the excess fabric.
The next step was to sew the lining to the bottom of the cozy.
When the lining was attached, I put the right sides together and pinned them at the seams. Then I sewed the two pieces together.
I left an opening so I could pull the right side out.
After I pulled it through, I stitched the opening shut and ironed the completed cozy.
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.
It definitely will keep my pot of tea hot, though.
It’s a major improvement over the old stained one.
And I know it will fit all of my Hall’s teapots.