How to make a cat-shaped tea cosy

Introduction

How to make a cat-shaped tea cosy

A nice bat-eared tea cosy will do very well in your kitchen if its smile is a true Cheshire one and its tail is fascinatingly long.

You´ll need

  • Fabric
  • Padding polyester
  • Thread

Steps

  • How to make a cat-shaped tea cosy

    Measure the teapot in its largest part, add about 2 inches in order to put on the ready tea cosy easily, then divide the whole length in half. Resting on this number cut out two details from the basic fabric for the main body of the stuff (don’t forget to make allowance for seaming). Cut out an onlay for the muzzle and two pieces for an ear.

  • How to make a cat-shaped tea cosy

    Cut out the backing for ears from white fabric. You will need the long stripe to make the tail.

  • How to make a cat-shaped tea cosy

    Cut out two pieces for the backing. You don’t need allowance for seaming here. If you choose the warm fabric, it will be much easier to sew.

  • How to make a cat-shaped tea cosy

    Or you can winterize the fine lint with a layer of padding polyester.

  • How to make a cat-shaped tea cosy

    Sew down the backing. It is flaxy and neat inside and it has padding polyester outside.

  • How to make a cat-shaped tea cosy

    Sew the ears together and slightly ease in the basic fabric. Make pleats inside the ears.

  • How to make a cat-shaped tea cosy

    The ears are ready.

  • How to make a cat-shaped tea cosy

    Sew down the upper part of the tea cosy, put in the ready ears and continue the seam. The tops of ears must be a bit directed to each other. Put in the eyelet the same way.

  • How to make a cat-shaped tea cosy

    Reverse the “skin” and put it on the backing.

  • How to make a cat-shaped tea cosy

    Sew together the backing and the upper sack combining the side seams.

  • How to make a cat-shaped tea cosy

    Sew down the tail.

  • How to make a cat-shaped tea cosy

    Sew up one of the short sections – the tip of the tail – and reverse it.

  • How to make a cat-shaped tea cosy

    Fill it by pushing small pieces of padding polyester through it.

  • How to make a cat-shaped tea cosy

    Prepare the onlay for the muzzle. Its inner insert – pasteboard ellipse – must be of a smaller size than the fabric ellipse. If you put a layer of padding polyester between the fabric and the pasteboard, the snout will look more sculptured.

  • How to make a cat-shaped tea cosy

    Sew the fabric round with the “glover’s stitch”. This way the fabric will slide easily along the fiber.

  • How to make a cat-shaped tea cosy

    Put in the pasteboard insert and tighten the fiber for good.

  • How to make a cat-shaped tea cosy

    The onlay is ready.

  • How to make a cat-shaped tea cosy

    Apply the workpiece to the main body and sew it down.

  • How to make a cat-shaped tea cosy

    Sew down the onlay so that the seam was not on the periphery, but in the pleat between the onlay and the main body.

  • How to make a cat-shaped tea cosy

    Sew down the tail. Complete the snout. The amiable tailed tea cosy is ready.

Warnings

  • It is important to make its skin color look funnier and to make the backing warmer.

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Comments

  1. Sonya 23 May 2014 :

    My daughter and I like to make such things together. Alice in the Wonderland is her favorite book and I am sure that she will like this idea.

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