maria wrote:I highly recommened the tea warmers for keeping your tea hot. They are simple in construction and less expensive than a tea cozy.
I never understood the expense of the tea cozys they sell online. Melissa, do own a sewing machine or have a friend who does? (notice this isn't a 'can you sew' question. simple cozys are so easy, that it's an excelent fist project, even with a deadline)
Ok, here's the easiest tea cozy on the planet:
Go to the fabric store, buy a pretty fleese and matching thread. You can probobly get 6 cozys out of a yard of 45" wide fleese, more out of 60". If you need help, the employees should be able to help, if the employees are snotty, and you're not shy, ask a customer who looks like s/he knows what s/he's doing.
Once you get it home. Mesure your largest pot, now add 3 inches. Find a bowl with a mouth that diameter. Lay out your fabric, put the bowl mouth down on the fabric (start in a corner) and magic marker around the outside. Once you can no longer fit any more circles on the fabric, cut out the circles.
Here comes the fun part!!! Fold the circle in half, and cut along the bottom. Pin the two sides together. Sew the two pieces together along the curved side, about an inch in, don't sew the flat side. If you want to make a decorative fringe, cut the seam allowance (the inch or so to the outside of your now compleated cozy) into strips. Plop over the nearest tea pot to keep it warm!
It would be a good idea to make one up first to see how well it fits over the teapot before continuing with the rest of the cozys.
You can keep them after the shower, or give them away as prizes!