A tea cosy for my Mom

My son and his wife are going on honeymoon to South Africa, so its a perfect opportunity to get a few things made for my Mom.

One of the gifts I made is a tea cosy. I had run out of time so it had to be completed in a day!!

I decided on the background fabric - a French linen - and pulled out some vintage laces etc from my stash.
The tea cosy pattern is from my 2nd book "Foolproof crazy quilt projects".

I started with a simple feather stitch to anchor down the lace - I then added a few lazy daisies with a soft knot followed by colonial knots and more lazy daisies for leaves.

Time to add a doily...................

I couched this down with a few vintage buttons and added more lazy daisies and a blanket stitch using one of my favourite brands of threads; "Chameleon" from South Africa.

The doily on the other side of the cosy was a bit bigger - feather again and more vintage buttons.

Lazy daisy with a soft knot, colonial knots and lazy daisy leaves.

The completed cosy. Wheatear stitch and colonials anchored the lace on the right hand side.

The other side of the cosy.

Up-close; wheatear stitch and buttons.

The smaller of the two doilies and the feather stitch.

I used an insulated wadding to keep the heat in.
Stitched with much love and longing for my Mom.


  1. This is an adorable tea cozy, your mother will love it. I have a night shade and two pillows with your back ground fabric. You gave me great ideas, thanks so much for sharing.
    Rengin, in Istanbul


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