Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Christmas Tea anyone? Tea Cozy Tutorial

  ( this was supposed to be on the Riley Blake Design blog…
not sure why it did not get loaded, so for all of you who wanted
to know where it all was….here it is…my apologies…)

Ahhhh spot of tea shall we?
I love Christmas rituals, I love snow, I love the cold
but most of all I love to share a cup of tea with you,
especially at this time of year.

So for a few minutes, why not sit a spell…

A deep appreciation for the Design Teams at Riley Blake Designs
who keep creating ginghams….- as this year
for me it was all about gingham- I could not imagine
completing my year without one more project with some gingham..
( the ruffle and back is this red gingham, almost matching perfectly with my tea pot) 

So what will you need?

WEllll you may want to embroider this tree…
Would you believe a squiggly must be perfected, took me total = 17 tries
to come up with this..

Just print as is…you can size if you wish…
As I drew this with a sketched brush…you can ignore
the fairy dust….

Fabric requirement.

I used gingham for back and ruffle, ( that required 3 fat quarters)
2 inch strips folded in half 18 inches in length….( this is your ruffle)
1 fat quarter of coloured dots for front of cozy
1/2 yd of pellon fusible fleece
1/2 yd of batting for inside
1/2 yd for lining ( optional) 

Optional trim, pom pom , beads, fur….
 ( I give samples of each) 

How To:

Embroidery TREE on your top of your cozy…( anything will do, dots, blend on blends)
I just trace with a HD pencil…that is all…your stitches hide the lines...

1/4 inch seam allowance added! 

Although simple Tut, anyone of your friends or family would treasure
this tea cozy made by YOU!

Whatever your wishes are this holiday season
these are my wishes for you.

Blessings RBD for such a great year of lovely collections..
To a prosperous 2014! 


  1. It's gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Thanks for the lovely pattern tutorial! Merry Christmas to you and yours, Madame Samm! ... :) Pat

  3. Thank you Madame Samm, I'll make it.

  4. Great little tutorial! Thanks for sharing and Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  5. Sweet pattern and tutorial...thanks!

  6. I love it. Thanks for the design. I will make one to go with my pudding tea cosy.

  7. Cozy and cute for the teapot to stay warm for delicious tea sipping. Thank you for sharing your how-to. Merry Christmas Peace and Joy Dear...

  8. Just darling. I love that tree. Thank you for the tutorial with the great photos. I just love your tutorials because of the photos. :) Merry Christmas to you and yours.

  9. So cute ! Thanks for the tutorial with all the great pictures.

  10. Lovely! Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great Christmas!

  11. Thank you for the great tutorial with a ton of pics. I'm done with my gifts for this year, so the tea cozy will be on my list for b-day and Christmas gifts for next year.

  12. thank you madm Samm the teacosy is so beautiful!
    wish you a very merry christmas too!
    Bente in Germany

  13. Wonderful tutorial Samm - I love this embroidery! blessings, marlene

  14. I'm not a tea drinker but I might have to try to learn to like it just to use this tea cozy. Ok, maybe not. Maybe I'll just use the embroidery on something else; like a tea towel perhaps. Thanks for sharing!

  15. That is a great idea. Makes me want to start using teapots again.

  16. This is just wonderful....Thank you! and we thank God for your talent! The header is wonderful too.....the house looks like our Victorian Farm in Ohio where we raised our kids through HS....I know what the walls in the sketch are hearing and saying!!.....wonderfully good........#1 movie on tonight 8pm!! Be there!.....gotta rush now.....heading to make that cozy!!!......family here next week...son arranged his hemodialyiss near by for 2 of his days.....God is so very good, eh?......

  17. OH, forgot to add what I wanted to really say.....heeheee......the best thing of 2013 was that I found your blog and you!!...."wink".....

  18. I saw this on their blog & knew it was you. Beautiful design.

  19. A big thank you for this pattern and how to. You know I love tea cozies and this one will make great gifts for next year.

  20. I raise my cup to you. That is so pretty. Thank you for the pattern, it is gorgeous. I hope I can make it look like yours.

  21. Adorable as usual! Thank you for the tute! happy Holidays to you and your family.
    xo jan

  22. This embroidered "Merry Christmas" would work well on a mug rug also. Thanks for sharing the tutorial.


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