Saturday

Here Kitty Kitty a Teapot Cozy Craft

I found this old pattern and thought those of you who enjoy sewing would like to give it a try.
What You Need
               1/2 yard plain fabric
                1/2 yard lining fabric
                1/2 yard batting
                8 inch x 4 inch contrast (fabric for the ears)
                Embroidery floss (similar color to the ears  looks nice)
                Needle
                Pins
                Sewing machine
                Iron, ironing towel or clean cloth
               
Lets Make It!
The template for the tea cozy is below. You will need to scale it to the correct size for your teapot. My tea cozy measured 12” along the bottom to fit my four cup pot.


Cut two pieces of plain fabric, two pieces of lining fabric and two pieces of batting. Then cut two 4” x 4” squares in contrasting fabric for the cat’s ears.  

Using the template create the pattern onto one of your plain pieces of fabric. Stitch the features using back stitches, French knots and stem stitches. Take a moment to press the embroidered features with a towel and warm iron.

Then take one 4 inch 4 inch square of fabric and fold it in half diagonally right side out, then fold again so you have a triangle. Repeat with the other fabric square. Position your ears onto your embroidered fabric and then pin into place. The center points of the triangle should point inwards. Any raw stitches will not be noticeable after you stitch the pieces together.

Place your embroidered piece face-up, place the other plain fabric piece face-down on top of the embroidered piece and pin together. Machine stitch around the long curved edge and trims any excess fabric, particularly in the ear area, to avoid uneven bulking. Turn right-side out and set aside

Place batting on reverse side of lining fabric. Hold in place by basting a stitch along the edges ( or use temporary spray adhesive)Baste together each side with batting and lining in place. Stitch around the long curved edge leaving a 4” gap at the top to turn the cozy right side out. Trim away excess fabric/batting from the seam. Place the cozy interior inside the exterior, right sides together. Match side seams and pin the bottom edges together. Sew around the bottom edge. Turn the cozy right side out
( pull through the gap you left in the lining.)  Top stitch the opening in the lining closed, and then place the lining into the exterior, pushing into place. Top stitch around the bottom seam to tidy it up.
 Ta Daa you now have a cozy teapot.


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14 comments:

welcome to my world of poetry said...

Excellent Katherine, Thanks for sharing your idea.

Yvonne.

Holly said...

Just darling! Now I need a teapot. Have a great weekend!

Thisisme. said...

I think that even I could have a go at that one, Katherine! It would have been good to see a photo of the finished product!

Odie Langley said...

Not much for that kind of craft but I did get my blog added to the guestbook. Thanks
Odie

BPOTW said...

That's just way cute!

Donna said...

My grandmother used to use a tea cozy and thought they were THE perfect thing for keeping a pot warm. you've given me a trip down memory lane and made me want to sew...thank you!!

Simply Created by Cole said...

Thanks for sharing this!

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Mari said...

HELLO KATHERINE :) HOW CUTE IS THIS!!

XO~MARI

Mina said...

What a sweet tutorial. Thank you so much. Also, thank you for the head's up about the Blog listing.

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annie said...

I will try this cozy. I have a lot of tea pots and can always use a cute little cozy for them.
I will take a look at the link and see about adding my blog to it.
Hope you are enjoying the new week so far!

Shelly said...

Thanks for the Blog Guidebook info! I used your words "Buzz on over..." and linked back to you for credit. I just couldn't think of a better way to say it. :)