Friday, November 14, 2014

How To Make A Tea Cozy...


How to make a tea cozie

Making Tea Cozies

Making tea cozies are very easy and so much fun to make!
Getting so much enjoyment from them this next cooler season.
I think many vintage tea rituals have become a lost art.

I have always loved seeing a tea cozy being used.
After all, if we want a cup of tea, we want to drink it Hot!
So, if you get in the habit of brewing up a nice pot of tea,
This little tea cozy would be a wonderful addition.

I have quite a few tea cozies
 as I wanted one of each different fabric I made them in.
But I did give a few away;

Items Needed:
1/2 yard of material for outside: 
1/2 yard of material for the lining:
 You can use fleece for this also
1/2 yard of batting or fiber: 
(For insulating between layers)
This batting is what keeps the tea nice and hot!

You will be needed two of the outside materials, lining and batting;
So place your pattern on the fold of your material!

And a pattern 11x14 shaped like a half circle
(Use a paper sack or wrapping paper)

Scissors
Pins
Lace (for the bottom edge)

Buttons for the top if you want one!

You can really embellish it with anything you like!



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This is a very easy and fun sewing idea!
Quick yet look very professional sewn.
They are pretty costly to purchase for one's self.

~See my sweet strawberry pin cushion~

Having a good sharp pair of scissors is wonderful to cut the
fabric out with.


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Here is a very easy tutorial we found after we figured it out
for ourselves! She has a British accent she explains it very well!
Just click on it:


Easy Tea Cozy for you to sew by Debbie Shore


Here is my friends blog post showing her Tea Cozy
I made her last year.





When we made these Tea Cozy's last year we had a day long
~Sewing Day~

In order to get so many made we worked side by side;
We had so many lovely fabrics to choose from;
My friend Pam had a closet filled with fabric,
She was so gracious in sharing with us ladies.
Thank You Pam!



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The sweet red one was one my DIL made;
She did place some cute buttons on hers!

I also made another one for a dear friend that I wanted to share
Here is a link to one of my favorite bloggers
You may know her; Her name is Lydia,
She has been a source of encouragement to me for a very long time.
Visit her lovely blog here:
Home Living



I hope you will try your hand at this fun and lovely tea cozy!




26 comments:

  1. These are so cute and so necessary. I'm thinking of using a sweater sleeve to be a cozy for my French press. Hope you have a wonderful day.

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  2. I've never heard of a tea cozy so I'm glad I stumbled across your blog today. I drink tea a lot in the winter so a tea cozy would come in handy. Have a wonderful weekend... :)

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  3. Good morning, my friend! There is a pretty blanket of snow covereing our yard and mountains - how is the weather in your neck of the woods?

    Your tea cozy is darling! I think I might have to try my hand at one. And I love the addition of the lace - it makes is so lovely and feminine.

    Happy weekend, sweet lady! Love to you!

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  4. Your cozy are so pretty,Roxy, and sound easy to make. I don't do much sewing these days.

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  5. I've always wanted to make one of these. Thank you for the tutorial, Roxy. The rose cozies are really beautiful!!
    I'm thinking Christmas gift ideas.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Debbie
    xo

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  6. Those are just so cute,Roxy. I have not had a tea cozy in years. Tea does NOT like me- I can't take the tannic acid in it. But these would make a fun little gift for someone that loves tea. xo Diana

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  7. My daughter and I have small amounts of these same fabrics that would be just right for tea cozies. I made mother and daughter dresses from the beige background, burgundy rose print you have there.

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  8. What a great gift idea for Christmas! You are so creative. Have a blessed weekend!

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  9. These are beautiful Roxy. I love the fabrics you have used on them. Thanks for the mention! Pinning!
    Sherry

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  10. Those tea cozies are very pretty. I'm not much of a sewer, but they look like they're not too hard to make.

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  11. You have JAM-PACKED this post with goodies today, Roxy! I can't WAIT to go check everything/everyONE out! *click* *click*

    Hugs and happy tea cozies,
    Kelley~

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  12. The tea cozies are precious and so useful. I have a few that I enjoy using but I do not sew any longer. I know the day of sewing and choosing from beautiful fabrics was a blessing! God bless your weekend.

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  13. Roxy...these are ADORABLE and look "sew" simple to make! Have a lovely weekend and stay warm!!

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  14. They are just beautiful Roxy! I have made mine but I tend to embroider them. What wonderful gifts :o) mari

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  15. Such pretty tea cozies to not only keep a teapot warm but to dress it up ever so prettily! Great tutorial...thank you!

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  16. I saw your tea cozies on Charm of Home. So very pretty, and they don't look too hard to make. You're right, they are kind of pricey in the stores. I have to have a tea cozy, because I like my tea hot. And I enjoy Lady Lydia's blog, too.
    Thanks for the tutorial Roxy.

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  17. Your cozies are darling! I like the fabrics you chose. I have the last one in my kitchen as my daughter made me a ferment cover with it :) Will have to get out the scissors and try making some!

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  18. Oh, how I love Tea Cozies! Yours are just beautiful! Reminds me of some sewing I have to do.

    Hugs,
    Jan

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  19. Your tea cozies are lovely and the tutorial is very useful and clear. Two suggestions...use wool roving for the batting...true, it can't be washed in a machine but it does keep tea warmer longer. If you do use wool, spray the cozy with a soil repellent...like Scotch Guard which will keep it cleaner longer and easier to spot clean.

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  20. We had such fun making them that day didn't we?

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  21. Those are beautiful! :) I may have to try one.

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  22. Hi Roxy, these tea cozies are darling. What a wonderful project. I have a couple and really love mine. Sure need to try and sew a few for gifts.
    Thank you for sharing your directions.
    Have a blessed Sunday.
    Hugs!!

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  23. Beautiful, love the fabric and lace :))

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  24. So cute Roxy! I see that one is the same fabric as my darling apron. I love it! I haven't made a tea cozy. Think I'd better after the holidays. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  25. So charming! I love a good tea cozy.

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  26. two years ago at our ladies Bible Study for our Tea Luncheon they decided to have tea cozies for prizes. I am not a great sewer so I went on line and found a pattern. I went to the thrift store and found fabric and began my cozies till I had my likes down. Then I went to the fabric store and purchased fabric and made them. Then 2 gals knitted one a piece for a prize. What I noticed with yours is they do not have a fabric top handle to lift the cozy off the tea pot. My pattern required it and my hubby would help and we would measure , center , pin and sew, but they never were quite center. In the store I found one and it was like mine, so for a person that does not sew I was pleased. In the garage I have a bag of cozies I sewed first, they look nice. I need to find a home for them. thanks yours are real pretty.

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