How to dye cloth with tea, and make a tea cozy out of it



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First put on a boiling kettle of water...this will speed things up lots......

...next decide with kind of tea you are going to use and find a scrap of white cotton cloth, to go with each kind, it can be very small.

Next start up your stove and add a splash of water from the boiling kettle, only enough to cover the bottom of you pan or pot..boil one of your tea...!

...add one small scrap of cloth. Boil!! When you like the color fish the cloth out with a fork...(so you don't stain you finger like I did).....

...keep repeating this with all your 3 kinds of teas..., but don't forget to give the pan a rinse after every dyeing so that your yellow, and red don't turn out strange.

..squeeze the extra tea out of the dyed cloth into its holding dish....

I decided i want one more color, so i am going to pour the dark brown and red together and boil one more scrap to see what comes out.....

Nice! A redder darker brown...that should work fine...

Next put out a dark cloth to iron on...so nothing gets stained...

To dry the cloth fast i am going to iron with out steam...

All dry! I like it! :)

Next draw the shape of the tea cozy with a pen on the white cloth ....I just did it freestyle....

Cut out the shape and the leaves....as you like....

Glue them on to the white part...arranging them as you wish....

....sew around leaves with button hole stitch... I just did what i did,....this is art ....you can do whatever you like.....

........so fare...

..next cut out 2 part of the insulating inside part of the tea cozy...

...next pin both parts together of insulating gray. Then pin the white outside part together with the leaves facing each other inside.

sew around both .....

(I stiffened my white part with some black cloth......that is why it is not white anymore... You don't have to do that...)....but now it is stiff and i need to snip some V's around the curve.

If you like your curve when it is flipped to its right side then you don't have to snip anything.....

now, slip the inside insulating part into the white outer part, like a glove and wiggle and pin the top before you cut the extra material off that sticks out at the bottom...

sew...around bottom... and then zigg-zag round or serge around with a serger if you have one...

Finish off by hemming up the tea cozy ....your done!! Good Job!

...and the tea cozy at work...cute!


Watch the video: What is a tea cozie and how do you use it?


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