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How to make a Retro-Look Tea Cozy

You may or may not need a pattern for this. You can see the basic shape. This shape can be made wider or narrower, taller or shorter. The side pieces can be expanded or reduced. Once you're comfortable you can make a different shape. Easy peasy.
Cut 2 rounded pieces of each fabric plus 4 rounded batting pieces and 4 lining pieces. You will also need strips of each fabric, batting and lining for the sides; decide on width anywhere from an inch on up. Your teapot will determine the dimension..
Make a "sandwich" beginning with lining on the bottom, then the batting, then the fabric for all four large pieces. (Shorten the batting bottom a bit.)

Pin and sew fabric strip and its lining onto two the the sandwiches. Snip the excess from the seam to reduce bulk. 
Before you match up, pin and sew the remaining round top pieces to their corresponding mates, insert a trimmed down batting strip between the fabric and the lining strip.

When you arrive here you will have two "cozies", both lining side out.

Turn one "cozy" face side out and put the other "cozy" into it. Fluff it around. You may need to tweak the side seams a bit to get them to line up.

You may find that one of the "cozies" is longer than the other, trim the longer one to make the next task easier.
Turn the bottoms to the inside. Press and pin before you sew the cozy closed. You can use a straight or decorative stitch or if the fabric calls for it...a bit of lace.
Snip loose threads. Sew a button or a tassel on the top...of if you prefer, leave the top plain. 

Yes, this is just like the toaster covers of the 1940's and 1950's. 

     


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