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tea cosy

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Terrie Hoelscher
Harpers Ferry, WV

After searching all over the internet and in pattern books at the fabric stores, I could not find a tea cosy that I really liked. The few that I did like were waayyy too expensive. I knew I could make one myself ... so I winged it and sort of designed it as I went along. This is the final product.

(2 ratings)

Ingredients For tea cosy

  • 1
    section double-sided, quilted fabric, approx. 23 x 9",
  • 48
    inches of 3/4" grosgrain ribbon, ÷ 2
  • 38
    inches of 3/8" grosgrain ribbon
  • 1
    spool of matching thread
  • 12
    inches of 3/8" braided elastic

How To Make tea cosy

  • 1
    This is basically a cylinder, with elastic casing at one end, and a ribbon closure at the other end. I did cut out a small opening for the spout and zig-zag stitched around the spout opening. I left the back seam open for about the top 6", so the handle could be exposed. The yellow ribbon runs thru a casing, and ties at the back, just above the handle.
  • Final product ... an adorable tea cosy!
    Here is the first one I made... This was a "punt" design ... just figured it out as I went along. I change it up just a wee bit, with each new one I make. But I'm very pleased w/ the result. And it matches my Polish Pottery teapot and mugs so nicely!
  • 3
    Here is the second one I made. I sent this one to my best friend, who lives in Germany. It is the reverse of the first one, so she and I have sort-of "matching" cosies. ha!
  • 4
    And here's the third one....
  • 5
    And here's the fourth one...
  • 6
    And here's the fifth one...
  • 7
    Here's #6! It's my second-favorite, so far. Love the chickens and sunflowers motifs.