Some people like a proper "tea cozy" for the their tea pot, but I did not want to make anything which could be left on the pot while making OR pouring the tea because they get all messy and look disgusting.
Also, I have a tiny pot for my Genmaicha
My daughter kept wrapping up the proper tea pot in a hand towel to keep it warm, and now that I'm drinking this little pot of Genmaicha--which makes two tea cups full--was also having to re-heat the second cup. I decided to do something about that. (Seriously, I am supposed to be making pants and shorts for a 5-year old!)
I have no detailed in-progress photos, but basically I measured the diameter of the larger pot and cut a 7-in. (finished size) circle with my clever ruler. Then I cut a strip approximately the length of the circumference plus a seam allowance. It was about 6-in. wide by 21-1/2 in. long.
I cut a contrasting fabric for the inside so I could make it reversible and not get bored looking at it!
Also a piece of Warm and Natural batting of each size.
I steamed Fusible Fleece to each piece (both the "inside" and the "outside" pieces).
Then I quilted 5 or 6 rows down the vertical side pieces.
I stitched a loop of grosgrain ribbon in the center of each "top" (for something to grab it with).
I then stitched each top to each side and sewed them together, leaving maybe 4 inches of the seam open. I pulled it inside-out, pinned the opening and top-stitched all the way around the bottom edge.
Wha-Lah! A Tea Cozy!
My favorite side (I have a Japanese Woodblock print in the kitchen with these colors.)
The other side
Loops on each side
It works really well. Two layers of Fusible Fleece, plus one layer of Warm & Natural batting make it stand up on it's own and insulate pretty well.