Feeling ruff today, not me, the tea pot! This little teapot is perfect for a pot of tea for one, you get two good cups out of it. I made the ruff a little bigger and it looks so flouncy and pretty like a Southern Belle or an Elizabethan ruff. The ruff is optional, though, and I did use contrasting lining and outer materials for the cosy so you’d still get the gather around the lid. I just like the big ruff.
I will be writing up the template sometime this week and will make it available next weekend but I can tell you it is easy to do. The second one took me about an hour after all the cutting out and measuring and so on. The sewing takes very little time. The fabric was used in the sprocket cushion posted a wee while ago and there’s still a fair bit left from what was a metre bought then. The wadding was cut from an old fleece dressing gown. The ribbon to tie around the lid is from the East of India range but any Grosgrain ribbon would do. The bottom has a length of sewing elastic threaded through and stitched together. Am sure that you’d probably have enough sitting in your sewing supplies to be able to make one.
It made me think what a brilliant present it would make for a tea drinker. A new teapot in a cosy cover with a packet of their favourite tea. If for Christmas, use Christmas fabric. Imagine how lovely that would look especially if you could find a nice box to fit it all in.
Now to measure up and make a cosy for the cafetiere. This should be even easier. Hopefully not famous last words…