Every cottage needs a cottage tea cosy (or at least everyone who wishes they lived in one does!). The sweet delight in this cottage tea cosy pattern by Marion Elliott is sure to be a conversation point over your next tea and biscuit break.
To make this Cottage Tea Cosy Pattern, You Will Need:
- Fabric for tea cosy front, back and lining: Two pieces 35cm x 30cm (13 7/8in x 11 7/8in), two pieces 35cm x 25cm (13 7/8in x 9 7/8in)
- Scraps of fabric for appliqué
- Cottage Tea Cosy Template
- Co-ordinating sewing thread
- Fusible webbing and wadding (batting)
- Ribbon and buttons
1. Trace and transfer the tea cosy pattern templates to your chosen fabrics and cut out the front, back and linings.
2. Trace and transfer the roof, windows and doors to fusible webbing; cut out roughly. Iron onto your chosen fabrics and cut out neatly. Remove the backing paper and position the motifs, glue side down, onto the teapot cosy front. Iron in place. Machine stitch around the motifs using a medium stitch and contrasting thread.
3. Sew crosses on the windows to represent panes of glass. Sew lines across the roof for tiles, and down the door for panels.
4. Pin the cosy front and the cosy back to the wadding; cut out and machine stitch using a 1cm (3/8in) seam allowance. Pin front and back together, right sides facing. Insert and pin a loop of ribbon between the top seams, facing inwards. Machine stitch together, using a 1cm (3/8in) seam allowance. Trim the seams and turn through.
5. Pin the lining front and back together and machine stitch around the sides using a 1cm (3/8in) seam allowance. Leave the lining wrong side out, and pull it over the cosy, then pin, matching side seams and lower raw edges.
6. Machine stitch around the lower edge of the cosy, leaving a 10cm (4in) gap at the back. Turn through to the right side and slip stitch the gap closed. Sew a button to the door for a handle and to the base of the ribbon loop.