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kmsmaverick
« Reply #10 on: September 05, 2007 07:37:32 AM »

it is candy! : D

it's got valentines conversation hearts and pink swirls all over it.
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« Reply #11 on: September 05, 2007 10:05:28 AM »

Love it!  I want one!  Would you be interested in telling us more how you made it? 
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« Reply #12 on: September 05, 2007 10:23:35 AM »

I would love to know the measurements for something like this. It seems like it would make a great gift for grab bags, and white elephant gift exchanges. As well as presents.
Did you just measure the tea bags that you wanted to put inside it?
Very cute and great job!
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« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2007 10:44:01 AM »

well, not really measured per se. with the first one, i sort of hoped for the best. and then i left the four practice packets here at work last night so i couldn't even slot them in as i went.

but lets see if i can think of a tutorial
1. start with two rectangles of fabric of two different prints; 6.75 x 4.75 each, plus one rectangle of muslin for the interface.


2. take one of each print and iron it in half, print side out, the long way.
They should end up 6.75 x 2.375. this is also when you make what ever closure you want, for this one i'm using a strip of bias tape.


3. top stitch the crease to make it look nice and professional

4. take the fold that is the same as your outside fabric and lay it on the lining fabric so the raw edge running parallel to the lining edge (with the muslin beneath) and sew together. this is the contrast pocket. the yellow highlight shows where you want to sew.


5. take the fold that is the same as the lining and place it over the contrast pocket (hiding the stitching from the contrast pocket) and pin everything together.
Now is also the time to sandwich your closure in. put it between the ouside fabric and the pockets, don't sandwich it between the pockets themselves.


6. place your outside fabric over all (RSF!), and pin the whole sandwich together.


7. sew a U starting at one corner of the top, down the side, along the bottom, and then up the other side.


8. Trim your bulk and clip the corners. turn inside out. press and match the top edges together, and then topstitch around the entire thing.


9. fold in half and press to give a bit of crease. then sew along the spine crease. this will help define the fold and it also creates the pockets inside.


10. add a button, and viola!




The first one is sort of like the first pancake. (you know, the dog always gets it) but after that, they are really easy, and methinks the possibilities are endless!
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« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2007 11:33:28 AM »

very cute!
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« Reply #15 on: September 05, 2007 02:48:56 PM »

that is so awsome i must now go make some! thanks for the idea
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yeah... i should probably get on that...
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« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2007 03:10:55 PM »

These are absolutely lovely!  I have a few friends that would love this (and a great idea for coworkers and extended family for Christmas time!)  They don't look super complicated, but I was getting the glazed over look when reading your instructions... Embarrassed...I am usually lost when it comes to sewing instructions!

But I anxiously await your tute with pics!  Grin

Thanks for sharing!!
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« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2007 03:28:35 PM »

You smarty pants!  That's a great gift, I agree!
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Fruitloops
« Reply #18 on: September 05, 2007 04:21:15 PM »

Oh my goodness that is perfect! I've got to make some Smiley
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« Reply #19 on: September 05, 2007 05:06:39 PM »

good idea, i like this!  i always loose my tea bags to the bottom of my purse
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