Monday, 23 April 2012

Quilted Tea Cosy Tutorial

As I promised last week, I'm back today to share with you all my step by step tea cozy tutorial. The following measurements fit my standard four person teapot. I hope you can follow my instructions easily :) if you have any questions at all, please let me know.
1. Firstly cut the following:
X2 12" x 9" exterior fabric
X2 12" x 9" interior fabric
X2 12" x 9" batting
2. Lay your interior, batting and exterior on top of each other forming a 'sandwhich' as shown above. You need your interior and exterior prints facing outwards. Pin in place.
3. Starting from the centre of this 'sandwhich' begin sewing 1" diagonal line. Repeat this until you have quilted all of it. Repeat step 2 and 3 for the other side.
4. I used a template to cut out my teapot shape, but more easily you can draw around a large dinner plate for the cirular shape at the top. Cut out. 
5. Not pictured (as I got a little ahead of myself!) cut out a peice of coordinating fabric for the loop measuring 3.5" x 2.5". Press in half, then fold over the edges to the centre where your crease is, fold again and sew. 
6. Lay your two teapot pieces right sides together, with your hanging loop folded in half (so it's poking through the exterior). Sew 1/4" all the way around the circular top.  
7. Cut a peice of coordinating fabric for your binding measuring 27" x 2.5". Press in half width-ways.
8. Sew your binding on, and you are done!
I hope you enjoy this! Please send me a picture if you decide to make one, I'd love to see your variations :) See ya' soon! Jessie, xo


  1. Very nice! And so cheery too.

  2. So cute! I may need to make one for my teapot!

  3. Thanks for the brill tutorial, I was planning on making some tea cosy's soon anyway so this has made if lovely and simple for me now! :-)

    Ashley xxx

  4. So cute Jessie!! Thanks for a great tutorial!! I need to give it a try! I'm eagerly waiting for your sweet crochet organizer for the couch tutorial! ;) Have a great Monday! xo Heather

  5. It's soo cute. Love the fabric choices =D

  6. thanks for a lovely tutorial!! will have to try it soon!! :)

  7. cute ....cute....i think i may need to make one of these.....:)

  8. Hi sweet Jessie! Thank you so much for taking time to share this fabulous tutorial! I love it and look forward to making one! You did a beautiful job! I love the pretty fabrics and the photos are lovely! xo~Paula

  9. I love your polka dot teapot too!!!! xo

  10. So very cute! I love the polka dot lining and trim too :)

  11. So cute, gotta make one, or two!

  12. Looking for ideas for our fall fair this year (the theme is Pumpkins Spice and Everything nice) and I do believe I'm going to use your pattern to make one to enter. Thanks for posting this!

  13. Hi, what is the name of the material you used for the exterior of the tea cosy and where can you buy it.
    Many thanks

  14. Thanks so much! I made two today. One for myself and one for a friend.

  15. This was my first quilting anything project. It was fun, but I had some trouble keeping my lines straight and the back of the fabric from bunching when I wasn't looking. Any suggestions or little tricks?

  16. I just made one last night. It was my first ever quilting anything project too. I was a little sloppy with the binding and it's very very snug on the teapot, but it came out pretty nicely. Pic to be posted soon.

  17. I've just made this a present. Check out the picture on my blog:

  18. im a bit confused when you sew the two pieces together what happens to the inside seam? is it visible on the inside?

  19. I just stumbled across your blog after searching the net for a Tea Cosy Tutorial. Wow, your sewing is impeccable and your blog so pretty, beautiful, fresh and gorgeous. Love it. About to "like" you on FB. :)

  20. question: will you see the 1/4 in seam when you turn it inside out?

  21. Do you need to use a specific type of batting?

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Thank you so much for your thoughtful comments.
I love reading each and every one. I try and respond to questions in the comments so other readers can see as well. Best wishes, Jessie