Fabulous sewing teapot storage ! Teapot makes a lovely home décor item to store toys, yarn, supplies or miscellaneous items in.
Finished Size→ Bottom diameter 10cm; Height 9cm (excluding lid height).
1. This small teapot is a little cumbersome to make, so let's start with the body. Cut 8 pieces of fabric and 8 pieces of lining fabric according to the paper pattern of the pot body.
2. Take 2 pieces of each fabric and 2 pieces of lining fabric and align the sides from bottom to top as shown in the figure below.
3. After aligning the 4 layers, sew a side seam, cut a few notches in the curved seam, and then lift the top and bottom layers to the other side.
4. Take a piece of each fabric and a piece of lining fabric and place them on the top and bottom edges.
5. As before, sew the four layers together, trim the teeth, and lift the top and bottom layers to the other side.
6. Continue to continue stitching all the tablecloths and lining fabrics together, then sew the head and tail ends together in two steps, first folding the right side to the left side→
7. First, sew the right side of the fabric together with the left 2 layers, leaving the right side of the lining on one side.
8. Turn over, pull the skimmed lining and the previously sewn edges together and align the seams, trim the teeth, and pull the wrapped body out from the bottom.
9. To make the bottom of the pot, cut a sheet, a lining, and a rigid fusible lining according to the paper pattern, and iron the fusible lining onto the reverse side of the sheet.
10. Sew the bottom lining to the body of the pot.
11. Next, insert the filler cotton from the mouth of the pot into the sandwich.
12. Continue stitching the edge of the sheet cloth at the bottom of the pot with a sparse stitch, tighten the thread so that the edge of the sheet cloth is naturally folded inwards along the edge of the bonded lining, and attach it to the bottom of the pot, sewing the edges together with a hide-and-sew stitch.
13. Cut a strip of diagonal piping about 3.3 cm wide and a strip of cotton about 2.5 cm wide for piping the spout→
The mouth piping is sewn by hand by first sewing the piping strips and cotton strips to the inside of the mouth, and then turning it over to the outside and folding the edges using a standing-stitch seam.
14. Make the handle and spout. Cut the required fabric according to the paper pattern →
15. Sew the handle and spout together, then trim the seams→
16. Turn the handle and spout to the front and insert the cotton filler in the center→
17. Sew the handle and spout to the body of the pot, using the folded-over and hidden-stitch method. Compare the heights and positions yourself.
18. Finally, the lid. The cover is made by sewing a circle of the surface cloth, stuffing it with some filler cotton, covering it with gray cardboard (which must be hard and not easily bent) and tightening the threads; the fusible interlining is ironed onto the center of the lining cloth, and the same edge is sewed sparsely and the threads are tightened.
19. Combine the finished fabrics together and sew the edges together with a hidden stitch.
20. Sew a loop of the cloth used to make the ball at the top of the lid, stuff it with an appropriate amount of padding cotton, tighten the thread, and sew the ball onto the lid of the pot.