Tea Cozy DIY
I am sure at one point or another you might have accidentally shrunk your favorite sweater in the wash by felting it. Felting is a process where the fibers shrink and interlock with each-other creating a thicker, denser fabric. Sometimes a sweater gets felted by accident but you can also do this process on your own by putting a sweater in a pillowcase or a mesh laundry bag and wash it in a washing machine on HOT with whatever soap you use for your laundry.
For felting, only animal-fiber sweaters will felt, so look for wool, alpaca, cashmere, or a blend of these.
The great thing about wool felt is it is an amazing insulator and doesn't fray, so it makes for a wonderful material to use for quick and easy DIYs. This tea pot cozy is fun way to enjoy (and keep) your beverages hot. Make one for yourself or a bunch for personalized gifts for the tea lover in your life.
1. Take the felted sweater and fold it inside out. Then draw an outline like the one shown pictured. You can cut both layers at once and you will end up with two pieces that resemble a house.
2. Since you flipped the sweater inside out the right sides of the sweater will be facing each other and you are ready to sew around the edges. Sew approximately 1/4" in from the edge.
3. Once sewn, flip once more so the sewn edges are inside and the right-side of the sweater is facing out.
Here is a great link for a similar felted project with more instructions (It's a flower)