Fabric Tea Party

Today I have a fun little sewing tutorial for you!

My absolute favorite thing about this tea set is… if my son decides to throw it at me or my daughter… it doesn’t hurt!!! My goal for today is complete. Giving a 3 1/2 year old boy and a 1 year old girl a toy that they can play with together and not get hurt!!

Here is the tutorial for my fabric tea set… try not to laugh too hard over my pattern pieces… Yes, I just scanned my fabric in. But it works right?!

Supplies
- Fabric… I wish I could tell you how much, but I made a lot of mistakes and had a lot of trial and error experiments going on. I think I bought two yards total between all the fabric and I used most of it… *hangs head shamelessly*
- Coordinating thread
-scissors
-polyfil
- measuring tape
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Here are all the pattern pieces.
UPDATE: Please right click on the pattern pieces and “save picture as” to your computer. They are the original sizes so you can just print out the file as is and they are formatted to the right size. They might appear blurry when printed, but just cut around the pieces and you will be good to go!
Teapot – cut six
Teapot lid – cut 2
You might want to make the triangle cut out a little smaller than I did so it lays a little flatter. (honestly there are quite a few things I would do a little different…so I’ll tell you what I did.. what I would have done in hindsight.. and you can be the judge : )

Teapot Handle- Cut 2

When cutting these out. But two pieces of fabric right side together…otherwise they won’t match up when you go to sew
Teacups – cut 4 of each to make 2 cups
I don’t have pattern pieces for the spout (cause in reality I forgot it and couldn’t for the life of me figure out why the teapot looked so dang funny! But it’s just a small rectangle with an angle on the part that is sewed into the teapot.
And the saucers are just circles sewed together..the size is up to you : )
Ok, now let’s put all that stuff together
1. I used alternating fabrics for my teapot. So I cut three pieces of each fabric. You are going to sew 3 pairs of the teapot together. So take one piece of each fabric and sew one side together. Set those aside and repeat 2 more times.
2. Now.. this is one of the mistakes I made for you. Don’t forget to insert the spout and the handle BEFORE sewing together you teapot. Well… I did remember the handle..just not the spout : )
Sew your handles right sides together leave. Leave one end open and turn. Stuff with polyfil and sew the end closed.
3. Next you are going to pin this between two of your teapot pieces and then sew together.
Then you will sew the spout on the exact opposite side of the teapot and leave the seam open either above or below the spout for stuffing. Stuff and sew seam using an invisible stitch.
4. Now for the teapot lid. Using your pattern pieces and cutting two. Fold the teapot lid in half right sides together lining up the slit and sew leaving a small whole in the center of the lid for your little lid nubby thing : ). It should now look like a really wide cone.
To make the lid nubby thing (very technical term here) I just cut a small square, put some polyfil in it and twisted it into a ball, tacked it with some stitches. Then insert it in your little hole in the lid and hand stitch it all closed.
Now, do the same thing to your other lid pieces except don’t leave the hole. Line up your seams and sew the lid right sides together leaving a small gap to turn. Cut notches around the circle and turn. I also top stitched mine. I wish I would have used the lace trim that I did on my cups, but I bought that after I finished my teapot : (
I stuffed mine with some polyfil, but I kinda wish I would have used a little less….or maybe some scrap fabric since it has a little more weight to it.
Sorry, I guess I didn’t take any pictures of this step. It was 2 in the morning and I was hyped up on coffee! : )
Put your lid on top of your teapot and now you have a teapot!! : )

Now for the cups : )
Take one of your rectangles and circles that you cut out and lay them down right sides together. Sew them together like a bolster pillow
 Here is a pic of what the bottom will look like when you are done
 Here it is from the side
Do this with all of your pieces, you should end up with 4 cups.
Now, press the top down about half an inch or so, it doesn’t really matter as long as it’s the same on all the cups. Then turn two so that the right side of the fabric is now on the outside. Insert one of the cups with the wrong side out into that one and you should have a cup with the pretty of the fabric on the inside and outside. Topstitch around the top edge of the cup holding the pieces together.
Now cut four strips of fabric about 1 1/2″ wide and press it like you are making quilt binding. Lay one piece on top of the other, wrong sides together. Topstitch around tucking in the ends for a finished look.
Wrap it in a circle and hand stitch onto the cup.
Do this twice, one for each cup.
Then I just hot glued the lace trim around the edge of the cups making it a little more delicate : )
For the saucers just cut 4 circles (2 for each one) and sew right sides together leaving a gap for turning. Cut out notches around and turn. Sew closed and press… there you have it.
A finished fabric tea set! 
Please, Please email me if you have any questions! I was going off of memory only… since I didn’t write anything down : (. So if I’m unclear in anyway I would love to help you! If you make one I would SOOOOOO love to see it!! Maybe post it on facebook and tag Cherished Bliss : )
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Ashley

I am a stay at home mom who loves to do all things crafty and DIY. I have a serious addiction to coffee and would love for you to stay a while and drink a cup with me!

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Comments

  1. Johanson Family says

    So proud of you!! I feel like you are famous because of how far you are going with this craft link contest!! Its awesome!! i'm having a lot of fun with it myself.. Best of luck this week! !I know you're gonna rock it!! :)

  2. Randi~Dukes and Duchesses says

    You did such an amazing job on that tea set! I love it. I thought you'd win that week for sure.

    Down to the final three … so fun! It's been neat competing with you and seeing what you make every week!

  3. Marie says

    So cute! My girls would love this! I’m your newest follower! Come follow me to! mylilpinkpocket.blogspot.com

  4. Ashley@EisyMorgan says

    This is ADORABLE! Amazing job:)
    Would love for you to share it at my party HERE if you have time! Have a great Wed!

  5. Nicole@Thrifty Decorating says

    A little girl would just love to have that tea set to play with! Thanks for linking to Thrifty Thursday! :)

  6. At The Picket Fence says

    So unbelievably adorable!! My daughter received a fabric tea party set when she was 2 and just loved it. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

  7. The Answer Is Chocolate says

    What an absolutely darling idea and it turned out so great! Thanks for linking up to this week's BFF link party!

  8. Adrianne says

    This is absolutely adorable and so creative!! And I can't help but think of the mad hatter just a little bit when you mentioned the safety factor, lol! Love this.

    I would love it if you would come link this up at Freestyle Friday (it's open all weekend) at happyhourprojects.blogspot.com.

    ~ Adrianne

  9. Emma Dorsey says

    Thanks So much for sharing this! I think this is the bomb. My granddaughter loves to play with her tea set and the one I have, but mine is antique and I am afraid it will get broken. This will be a better alternative and it is so cute. Thanks again:) Emma

  10. Brid says

    Thank you for posting this tutorial! I've been looking for one for ages, and I'll start it next week – so hopefully finish it by my little one's 4th birthday (in March, lol!).

  11. Gail says

    You are patient and talented to do this so well.
    Also, thanks for yarn tote idea. I am putting grommet holrs for yarn into my current tote bag.

  12. Connie Inman says

    Perfect……..have little who loves tea parties and this will put everyone to rest about broken glass. Please email the pattern.

  13. Rebecca says

    Ashley…Can’t wait to make this for my two sets of granddaughters. However, whenever I try to print the pattern pieces, my printer “adjusts” to fit the page, even when I tell it not to. Some machinery just does not behave. Would you please send the pattern pieces to me via email when you get a chance?

    Thanks for the great ideas!! Rebecca

  14. says

    I just adore your tea set…my granddaughter will be thrilled…she’s really into the tea party stage. Will you email the pattern to me also. I am new and found you through another crafter on PInterest and then stumbled on to this darling tea set. Cannot wait to make it. Thank you gracious lady for sharing!

  15. Bec says

    I am going to try to make a set of these this week. Absolutely adore it. Will make one for my 2 nieces as well as for my God daughter for their birthdays. They will love them. Thanks for the tutorial.

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