Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Tea Cozy for Hot Tea

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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:
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Cut 2 fabric for sides and cut 1 for bottom. Cut 2 lining and cut 1 for bottom.
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Sew Velcro on both sides of top of each side piece of lining.
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Sew 1/4" seam up each side around the top, leaving bottom open.
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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.
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Iron heat bond to batting, iron batting to foam.
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Sew across the top 2" down, then in the middle, and on both sides.  See next photo.
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Sew both sides.
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Pin bottom of sides, right sides together, 2" on one side, 1" on the other side.
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For bottom piece Iron all layers together, Sew 1/4" around, then zig zag edge.
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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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