Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Day 10: teacosy made from thrifted hat

Day 10: teacosy made from thrifted hat
When I found this hat yesterday 
at the thrift store I didn't know
what I would do with it
but it was such pretty colours 
that I couldn't resist.
Thrifted hat and scarf
Both the scarf and the hat
were each 69 cents.
Normally I would just wear the
hat but it was a toddler 
size so that was out.
Then I realized that it
would make a perfect teacosy.

First I tried to sew a band of
stitches on either side of 
where I would cut
(this technique has always
worked in the past).
 Making a slot for the teapot handle
But it was so thick it wouldn't
go under the pressure foot so 
I sewed the rows by hand.
The second I started to cut I
knew I was in trouble because
all the stitches started to unravel.
So I put tape on the back to 
temporarily stop more unraveling and
resewed the edges with yarn that
I had unraveled from the flaps.
Then I single crocheted over the edges
to clean up the mess.
I had been thinking of cutting
a hole for the spout but because the
side and top were made in one piece
I knew that I might ruin it.

I have to say that I'm very
chuffed at my new teacosy and
I'm going to be on the lookout
for other suitable hats.
Cost 69 cents.
So far this month 69 cents


Molly said...

I think that was 69 cents very well spent. You have a great eye to see a tea cosy hiding in that hat. Good for you!!

Mette aka mettuska said...

What a nice idea!

sukigirl said...

I apologize for my delay in thanking you both. I was sure I had.

Thanks both so much, I think I'm heading into a teacosy addiction.
It's starts out so innocently with just one and then before you know it your family is having an intervention LOL!

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