Tea and Cozy
I have my signature blends of herbs and spices for drinking. The first is a cinammon, cardamon, star anise, and clove mix
to which I sometimes add some ginger
and turmeric root
and the second is Sheba or Wormwood leaves steeped in water with a spoon of raw honey. I freeze the Sheba leaves and slice off the amount that I need each time.
I make a huge pot once a day and have been keeping it warm with a towel
That is really ridiculous with my sewing ability and the amount of fabrics that I have on hand. So I decided to sew a patchwork tea cozy. I stitched a crumb patchwork rectangle
and placed it over the teapot for size.
I then pinned and turned inside out and measured again
The width was good but the top had to be curved
I curved and cut both layers and then laid over a tea towel which was going to be used as the lining
I cut that to size laid the 2 pieces face to face, stitched across both bottom sides leaving a gap in one in the center so that there would be a window to turn the cozy inside out after sewing all around.
pulled them up, the 2 towel pieces facing each other and the 2 patchwork pieces facing each other and stitched around the curved parts
All stitched with a window in the center
Slipped my had in the window
And turned the cozy inside out
Now just to push the towel lining inside the patchwork top
Iron and top stitch around the bottom
Which gives a neat edge and closes the window at the same time.
The patchwork tea cozy
Waiting to be used
I brewed a herbal mix
and covered it.