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kmsmaverick
« on: September 04, 2007 08:56:26 AM »

so i was at my favorite beach town, and there's a new tea shop there. in amongst the gifts and knick knaks i found a basket of tea wallets. not very expensive, they were only $4.95. normally right up my alley. but i'm a seamster, so i decided to make my own instead.

 here it is.
   

folded it's about 3 x 4 flat it's roughly 6 x 4 it's got four pockets you can put teabags, or sugar packets or even little coffee sachets in there.

 i'm going to make a whole bunch for my coworkers at the pharmacy for holiday gifts. and you really can make them with scraps.
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CrAzYhOuSe
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2007 09:00:15 AM »

That's super cute, what did you use for the letters?
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kmsmaverick
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2007 09:10:52 AM »

they are actually scrapbook brads i had kicking around the house. it really is a scraps or stash busting project. the letters also needed a bit of glue to keep them in place
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mimiw
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2007 09:22:12 AM »

I love this idea! 
My mom would totally go crazy for this! 
Thanks for the great gift idea! Grin
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Acarpous
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2007 10:11:57 AM »

Oh my! That's such a good idea!
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« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2007 11:32:45 AM »

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2007 05:15:52 PM »

So adorable!  Love it!  You could even personalize these with those alphabet beads just strung across and stitched into the side seams...just a thought.  But I really do love the letter blocks you used.  Great job!!  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2007 05:36:47 AM »

so i hate to be a total nerdy nerd, here are some more; i made these all night while watching the Sox.



after a summer of no sewing at all, (ugh, i'll pass on using the iron in august thanks) this is a fun project to get back into the groove.  oh, one thing. putting snaps on them is too much finishwork for me. i love tedium, but in smaller doses. so instead i used hair elastics and buttons. you could make a loop out of the fabric used, or even a satin ribbon too.
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2007 06:55:16 AM »

That´s fancy.
It´s the perfect gift for tea lovers.
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« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2007 07:19:59 AM »

I've never even heard of such things  Embarrassed
But they're are so sweet Cheesy
I especially like the heart one- it makes me think of candy Cheesy
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