As part of this month's goal of sewing and conquering my severe aversion to using patterns, here is my first attempt at a tea cozy using a very basic pattern from a fabulous book.
Bend-The-Rules Sewing by Amy Karol has lots of fun, easy projects for any sewing level. She presents basic projects and very simply explains with easy to follow illustrations for each step. And she encourages individual creativity as you alter the item to your taste! There's an entire flickr community dedicated to Karol's great book!
I learned just a few things doing this project -like make sure you make a tea cozy big enough to go over your desired tea pot. Yeah, just little things like that... And make sure your creation matches your kitchen or taste, or someone's you know otherwise you'll end up with a tiny tea cozy that goes right in the garage sale pile. :) Kitschy or catastrophe, you decide.
Or perhaps it would make a better hat...