Monday, 18 May 2009

first felted project - a tea cosy (with a how-to)

yay! don't you love it when you have an idea in your head, and then when you make it up, it looks just like you hoped it would... yay! i am so happy with it, i thought i'd share it.
i wanted to make a felted tea cosy for one of my favourite tea pots, so i made up the pattern by drawing around the bottom of the pot, and then planning out the sides. i then cut out the pieces from the sleeves of the jumper i felted last week. this pattern took a sleeve and a bit. i hand stitched the sides to the base. i decided to leave the front open for the spout, but stitched up the back. (this pic is while i was part way through the hand sewing). i finished it off with yellow blanket stitch around the edges and a little feature button - also yellow (i tried a number of colours and button sizes, but i liked the simple yellow best). so there you have it, a simple felted tea cosy - to keep your tea pot warm, cosy and pretty looking...

5 comments:

Sayraphim said...

Well done! A craft project totally from scratch, no pattern just a initial thought and it looks great. Plus a tutorial and some good photos. You did an awesome job!

becclebee said...

thanks sayraphim! i am really pleased with it.

Gina said...

I love it. Yellow and grey work together so well. And it just looks so snuggly. Still really want to felt something successfully...

Tom said...

thanks for visiting my blog,
i love the tea cosy! :)

Leonie Guld said...

Oh, look a teapot!!! I agree, they are too cool!!

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