National Sewing Month 2016 Day 19: Reversible Holiday Teapot Cozy

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Reversible Tea Pot Cozy

By Ann Strecko Koeman

Here’s a reversible teapot cozy for the holiday season! Owl for Fall and Santa’s Belt for Christmas.

"Owl Fall for Autumn" Reversible Tea Pot Cozy

“Owl Fall for Autumn” Reversible Tea Pot Cozy


"H0-H0-H0 Santa's Holding the Tea pot warm"

“H0-H0-H0 Santa’s Holding the Tea pot warm”


  • Brown Fabric
  • Red Fabric
  • Black Fabric
  • Yellow Fabric Metallic Gold Fabric
  • White fabric
  • Black thread
  • Fleece
  • Double fold Black Bias Tape


Make Pattern using a paper plate with bottom part cut off to trace template onto paper. Add 1/2 inch seam around curved edge.


Cut 4 pieces of fabric (two in the red, and two in the brown) from the large curved piece.


Cut the shapes out of the black, gold, yellow, and white. Cut one strip (black) long as width of cozy, and 2 inches wide for the belt. The buckle is made out of a rectangular piece of metallic gold fabric (Index card size). Optional: cut two strips of brown fabric to make rows of feathers for the owl.

Cut 2 pieces of the fleece in the same pattern


Sew shapes to front pieces of each cozy.

Sew fleece pieces to wrong sides of one of the cozies.



Sew two pieces of each cozy right sides facing.


Now that you have two cozies, one has a fleece lining and the other does not. Place one cozy inside the other, wrong sides together.


Pin Double fold bias tape to bottom edge catching both cozies together.



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  1. Kathy E. says

    Coffee before anything for me! It doesn’t need to be fancy as black is fine with me. I do like iced coffee too, with vanilla or chocolate syrups. Yum!

  2. jenna says

    As I’ve mentioned before, the sewing machine’s sound agitates me, so definitely herbal tisane, or green tea, maybe. lol

  3. CARLA WHITE says

    Tea is just perfect for anytime of the year, hot for any of the seasons and ice tea is perfect for any of the seasons…love ice tea all the time. I buy specialty tea at the Tea shop, blueberry is great.

  4. Beth Sanford says

    Definitely tea before sewing will get my juices flowing. Since I was a little girl, I have been drinking tea. My grandmother started serving me hot tea with milk and sugar when I was very young. She called it “Santa Claus Tea.” When I was twelve years old, one of my two favorite cousins married a girl from Oxford, England, who paid me lots of attention. I immediately began to drink tea with her. I never developed a taste for coffee, although I did give it a try in college. I was officially a TEA ADDICT early on and still LOVE it to this day. (Every morning I start the day with two cups.)Now, I have tea parties with my little granddaughters. (I am teaching them to sew as well as sewing for them. They range in age from nine to 2 1/2.) I think I have more fun than they do. It’s like being a little girl again.

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