my mom was very specific about wanting a teapot cozie for christmas & i gladly tackled the new craft. now that we've exchanged gifts (celebrating early while they were in town), i can post the tutorial. this pattern should work for most standard teapots.
half yard of any light cotton fabric
scrap of contrasting fabric
quarter yard of heat resistant felt/liner
1 yard bias tape (wide single fold or your own)
rotary cutter, board & ruler
1. cut a 4" x 3" rectangle of contrasting fabric (d), 2 of piece a out of patterned fabric, 2 of piece b out of felt/liner, 2 of piece c out of patterned fabric.
2. fold & press piece d: fold in half vertically, then fold in each side a half inch, creating a 4” by 1” tri-fold. the front of the fabric should be facing out.
3. stitch along both vertical sides of piece d.
4. fold & press the finished piece d (pull/tab), should now measure 1" x 2" loop.
5. place 2/3 of the pull/tab in between both pieces of the a pattern at the top center, secure with pin.
6. stitch along the dotted line with the pattern facing in & majority of pull/tab inside.
7. flip inside out. you should have a large pocket, pattern & pull/tab facing out.
8. for pieces b, place pairs back to back & sew along dotted line. repeat for c.
9. stuff piece c into b & both b & c into a.
10. with total cozie lying flat, use the rotary cutter to cut a clean line (rounded) along the bottom of the pattern.
11. finish the bottom off with a wide single fold bias tape. you can also make your own as i did, tutorial here.