When I saw the NEW Hungry Caterpillar panel from Eric Carle & Andover, I knew I wanted to make my mom something with it.
My mom loves hot tea and she needed a newr tea cozy, so here it goes.
One New Very Hungry Caterpillar Panel
1/2 yard of Cotton Batting or Pellon Thermolan
1/2 yard of lining fabric
Basic machine sewing supplies.
I folded a large piece of brown paper in half to make the pattern.
To make the half circle I made a compass with a piece of twill and a pencil.
My pattern is approx. 16 x 10. It may be a bit large for most tea pots but I did not want to cut off too many for the sun rays.
Use the pattern to cut 2 each of liner, batting or Thermolan, and the front Sun panel.
Lay liner WS up then the batting or Thermolan, then the sunshine RS up.
Cut 2 x 6 inches of the liner fabric.
Fold in half WST
Sew 1/4 inch away from the fold.
Trim excess seam allowance down to 1/8 inch.
Use a safety pin to turn.
Baste in place.
Fold in half.
Sew the raw edge of the strip to the bottom raw edge of the Sun side of the cozy 1/4 inch SA.
This is just like binding a quilt.
Turn it Sun side out and pop it on your favorite teapot.