A Cozy Cuppa
As the weather gets cooler and shades of Autumn are seen, my thoughts turn to a nice pot of tea on a Sunday afternoon. Since I don’t have a fireplace, I am usually wrapped up in an afghan on the couch to enjoy my tea.
This was made as a gift for my mother. Shhh, don’t tell! She doesn’t read my blog so no chance she will be tipped off before the big day. Anyway, I was looking through some of my craft books, trying to come up with something to make for her. And this seemed like a lovely idea. Not only does she collect teapots, but she enjoys drinking tea as well. In fact, in seemed like such a great idea, I made two!
This one is staying here, but it may go up for sale in my Etsy some at some future date.
These were super easy to make and a lot of fun two. Each cozy/coaster set uses one fat quarter of cotton fabric, and one fat quarter of flannel. I cut a rectangle in each 10″ x 18″, rounded off the top corners and sewed them together up the sides and across the top. I added the ribbon at the top as a nod to a traditional tea cozy.
I put the flannel piece inside the cotton piece, wrong sides facing and put some binding around the bottom edge. I had enough fabric to cut four squares 4.5″ on each side. I sewed them together right sides facing, leaving a space to turn them. After I turned them right side out, I pressed then top stitched around the edges.
Anyone ready for a cuppa?