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How to make a Snug-Up Tea Cozy

Use this full sized pattern and place it on the fold. Cut two of each of your fabric choices plus cut four batting pieces a tad shorter on the top arc and if you'd like four lining pieces. For the tie, cut a full width strip 2" wide and follow the strap directions on the  Tea Cup Carrier/Tote

Pair up the pieces, one of each fabric. You will sew the top arc first. Bottom left pix demonstrates how and where to insert lace if that's your wish. Bottom right shows position of lace after sewing. You can make the cozy with or without lace at the top.
Once the top arcs are done you will sew the bottom edges together. It will feel awkward but if you "stack" on a flat surface it's easier. Now you will be sewing same fabrics together.
Make a "sandwich" beginning with lining on the bottom, then the batting, then the fabric for all four large pieces.

If you shorten the batting at the top of the arc it will make threading the tie easier.

Photo on right shows bottom seam done.

After you have sewn both bottom edges, match the center seam. Pin side seams beginning with the center match. You may have to finesse the fabric towards the arc. outside edge.

Sew down both side seams. Clip corners. 

I like to clip away the batting from the seams before I turn the cozy. Open a portion of one of the side seams about 3" wide and turn cozy inside out. Press and pin.


Now you will make both the ruffle at the top and the channel for your tie. Channel and top ruffle can vary wider or narrower depending on your preference.

The bottom seam of the channel will travel both edges and both close the side hole and be a decoration.
This pix shows that you have opened the channel and threaded your tie through. Yes, you can use ribbon if you'd rather.

Bottom pix shows finished cozy snugging a teapot.

Have fun sewing! 


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