Just a note: some of my photos from my first blue block didn't work out, so a few photos are from another, purple cup. Don't let it throw you off -- its just different fabric, but the same process.
Fabric you'll need:
- One coloured square 4 - 6"
- Two white or background coloured squares 2 - 3"
- Two coloured strips 1" wide and about 8" long
- One white strip 1 - 2" wide (depending on the size of handle you want) and about 8" long
- extra white fabric to be cut later
Please sew everything with a 1/4 inch seam.
First, lay one white square over the corner of your teacup on the angle of your choice, and sew. Trim the corner off.
Press the white back over the coloured fabric.
Trim to a square.
Now, do the same thing on the other corner of the square.
Now, set aside the "body" of your teacup and start on the handle.
Sew a white strip across the top of your teacup body.
Sew the long white strip to one of the long coloured strips.
It should look like this:
Line up your third strip section so that it makes a handle that fits on your teacup body. Remember that an extra 1/4" of white will be added to the space you see now, so adjust your piece accordingly.
Put the two pieces right side together, and sew. Check that your handle is a good length, then trim off the excess fabric.
Press your handle open.
Press your handle open: You now have a teacup!
Square your teacup up by using a rotary cutter and a ruler to straighten the edges.
Sew the second long coloured strip to the bottom of the teacup, right sides together. Press open. Now your teacup has a saucer.
Hope you like this tutorial. Drop me a note if you use it for something, I'd love to see your teacups. Thanks.