How to make a Snug-Up Tea Cozy
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
If you shorten the batting at the top of the arc it will
make threading the tie
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
||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.
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
Bottom pix shows finished cozy snugging a teapot.
Have fun sewing!