Mar 8, 2016

Tea Cozy for Hot Tea

I attended a Tea party with my Aunt Junie, last year.  The hostess of our table had a tea pot I'd never seen before, it was an Insulated Metal covered Teapot with cork stopper, love it!!   Of course I had to have one! With the insulator it keeps your tea hotter longer, that's awesome.   I priced them online, brand new they were $100....

A month later I found this one at a garage sale, $5.  Yes it has cracks in the porcelain, but it does not leak. Even with the insulator on the pot, I would like my tea even hotter.  

Looking in my Mother's cupboards, I came across one of her tea cozy's, it almost fit my pot perfectly except it need to be longer at the top.

I traced it for the pattern, and made my own.

Here's the steps:

Cut 2 fabric for sides and cut 1 for bottom.
Cut 2 lining and cut 1 for bottom.

Sew Velcro on both sides of top of each side piece of lining

Sew 1/4" seam up each side around the top, leaving bottom open.

Cut 2 foam for sides and cut 1 for bottom.
Cut 2 batting for sides and cut 1 for bottom.
Cut 2 heat bond for sides and cut 1 for bottom.

Iron heat bond to batting, iron batting to foam.

Sew across the top 2" down, then in the middle, and on both sides.  See next photo.

Sew both sides.

Pin bottom of sides, right sides together, 2" on one side, 1" on the other side.

For bottom piece
Iron all layers together,
Sew 1/4" around, then zig zag edge.

Pin sides to bottom, Sew 1/4" around, then zig zag edges. 

Insert tea pot!!

Let the tea sipping begin!!
Thank you for joining me,
Happy Sewing!
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