valentine’s day tea pot cozy
Hello there crafty lovebirds! Just in time for Valentine’s Day, today I am sharing with you the tutorial for this super cute reversible tea pot cozy!
We are big tea drinkers in our house, so that means a lot of the time we brew our tea in a pot instead of in cups. The crummy thing is, tea pots have a tendency to cool down quite quickly (and lukewarm tea is not my favorite). Hence, the use of a tea pot cozy.
Below you can find the tutorial for how to make your very own tea pot cozy. Feel free to adjust the included pattern as needed to fit your desired tea pot. Also, this doesn’t just have to be a Valentine’s craft. You can use whatever fabric you like to make it more of an all-the-time cozy. Be creative!
P.S. – Sorry for the not-so-great quality of the photos. Craft time sometimes happens late at night at our house!
valentine’s day reversible tea pot cozy
(Please note: I am basing this off the measurements for the included pattern. Be sure to measure your teapot and adjust the pattern/materials as necessary to scale it up or down.)
- 2 pieces of fabric for exterior (14″ x 9″)
- 2 pieces of fabric for interior (12″ x 8″)
- 2 pieces of batting (13″ x 8.5″)
- 2 pieces of fabric for the pulls at the top (optional) (5″ x 2″)
- 1 piece of fabric for the trim along the bottom (29″ x 2″)
you will also need:
- Tea cozy pattern
- Sewing Machine
- Coordinating Thread
Use the template (or your variation of it) to cut out your tea cozy shapes on the exterior, interior, and batting materials.
Cut out your fabric for the border and handle tabs. With the long side towards you, fold in half horizontally and press with the iron. Then, fold each of the edges into the middle seam and press again.
Your pieces should end up looking something like the following:
Once your have done this, complete the handle tabs by sewing the longer open side shut, fold in half and press.
Pin each of your fabric sets with the right sides together, and add the handle tabs from step 2, with the raw edges poking out of the top of the fabric. Do this for both the interior and exterior tea cozy shapes.
Using a 1/4″ seam allowance, sew around the rounded outside edge of the tea cozy shapes, being sure to backstitch along the top where the handle tabs are to secure them in place. Notch the edges (or cheat like I did and use pinking shears).
Reverse the exterior tea cozy shape and press, making sure to turn all of the edges to give it a nice rounded shape.
Insert the batting into the exterior shape, and then the interior fabric (this does not need to be reversed).
Fold your long piece of trim around the raw bottom edges of the tea cozy, being sure to sandwich all the layers of fabric and batting between. Pin and sew.
Then you are done! Pat yourself on the back and go make a pot of tea to celebrate and test out your new cozy!
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