Teapot Cozy

Teapot Cozy

Finished Size
12 1/2” x 10 1/4”

Fabric
Prewash and dry all fabrics before starting.

Seam Allowances
All seams are 1/4” unless otherwise stated

This Teapot Cozy stitches up in no time. You can either quilt the fabrics or just layer and go. Why not make one for you house and a few more for gifts for friends! Try out lots of different colour combinations.

Requirements

Main Fabric - 0.40m (1/2 yard)
Lining Fabric - 0.40m (1/2 yard)
Binding - 0.10m (1/8 yard)
Batting - 0.40m (based on 90” wide)
Muslin - 0.80m (3/4 yard) (you will only need the muslin if you wish to machine quilt your fabrics)

In our sample, we used the same fabric for our binding and lining.

Making the Paper Pattern

On a large piece of paper, draw a rectangle that measures 14” inches long and 11 inches wide.

At the top of the rectangle, measure in from each side 5 inches and mark. Next, from the top, measure down along each side 5 inches and mark. Use a bowl or plate to draw a curved line - match up the marks you have made on each side to form the curved edge of the teapot cozy. This is the pattern.


















Quilting

If you want to quilt your tea cozy, we recommend that you quilt the fabrics before cutting the pattern. This gives the tea cozy a sturdier finish. For a quilted teapot cozy, do the following:

Cut the lining, main fabric, and batting into 16” x 39” pieces. Next place the 16” by 39” main fabric onto the batting and then muslin. Baste all three layers in place with the batting in the center and the main fabric and muslin on the outside with the right side facing out. Quilt as desired. This could be something as simple as channel quilting or an allover design. Repeat with lining fabric, batting and muslin.

Cutting

Plain fabric - cut the following:

Main Fabric - cut 2
Lining Fabric - cut 2
Batting - cut 4
Binding - cut 1 - 2 1/2” strip
Hanging Tab (optional) - 3” x 8”

Quilted Fabric - cut the following:

Main Fabric - cut
Lining Fabric - cut 2
Binding - cut 1 - 2 1/2” strip
Hanging Tab (optional) - 3” x 8”

Hanging Tab

We added a hanging tab to our tea cozy. To make the tab at the top of the tea cozy, cut a strip of fabric (unquilted) from either the main or lining fabric. The strip should measure 3 “ by 8 “.

Fold the strip in half lengthwise and press. Next, fold the raw edges into the center fold line and refold on the center fold so that the raw edges are hidden into the tab strip. Edge stitch down both long sides of the hanging tab. Trim the tab strip to a 6 “ length.

Fold tab in half and stitch across the bottom close to the raw edges. Center the tab at the center top of one of the outside tea cozy pieces. Baste in place.

Putting It Together

Quilted Version

Place main fabric tea cozy pieces right side together matching raw edges with the muslin showing on the outside. Starting at the bottom left hand corner, stitch up the side, over the top and finishing at the bottom right hand corner. Clip seam allowance at the curves and press. Repeat process with the lining pieces.

Unquilted Version

Place the batting piece on each of your main fabric pieces. Lay the main fabric pieces right sides together. Now you should have the following sequence: batting - fabric - fabric - batting. Starting at the bottom left hand corner, stitch up the side, over the top and finish at the bottom right hand corner. Clip seam allowance at the curves and press. Repeat process with the lining pieces.

Both Versions

Place the lining section of the teapot cozy inside the main fabric section - batting sides together. The main fabric on the outside, the lining on the inside with all the raw edges but the bottom hidden. Be sure to match the side seams and pin along the bottom raw edge. Baste seam together using a 1/4” seam.

Binding

Fold the binding strip in half lengthwise with the wrong side of the fabric on the inside and iron. Unfold the binding at one end and cut a 45 degree angle. Turn under 1/4” on this edge. Stitch binding to the bottom of teapot cozy using a 1/4” seam allowance. Begin stitching about 2 inches from the start of the binding. When you reach the point at which you started stitching, cut the binding end approximately 1 inch longer and tuck the end inside the beginning section.

Turning the binding to the inside and slipstitch in place. Add a few stitches at the top of the teapot cozy stitching through all layers to secure the lining and outside layers together.

If you wish, you can fold back the lining to make a contrast bottom edge. Make a cup of tea and enjoy!

Last modified: 14:47:10 Thu, Aug 9 2007