My husband's been asking me to make him a cozy/carrier for his favorite Yi Xing teapot. Yes, you heard it here first folks, a tea cozy for a MAN!!! I tried to make it as masculine as I could. This cozy contains two cups and a teapot already filled with the right amount of tea leaves. It's the perfect size for tucking into a satchel with a thermos of hot water--maybe someday I'll make a coordinating satchel and thermos cozy. Yeah, we'll see about that... :)
Ever since Christmas, I've been wrapping presents for people using tissue paper encircled with ribbon which is held in place by a vintage button. Like this:
The tea cozy is a fabric rendition of that. I used tweed suiting, a ribbon that looks necktie-ish and a vintage button.It's lined with wool felt. The cups are covered with cozies of their own to keep them from clinking against the tea pot. They were easy to make once I discovered how to use elastic thread in my bobbin. Elastic thread--what a fabulous invention. I think I will be using it a lot.
The cup cozies are labeled so as to avoid any confusion. :) I love how the cozy doubles as a placemat. Ever so handy when enjoying tea in the great outdoors.Here's a picture of it's simple construction. Go order an Yi Xing teapot from ebay and make one for yourself. Stay tuned, because I see a girly version in my future.