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MegVS
« on: November 22, 2008 12:42:33 PM »

I have been making lots of tea wallets.  What do ya think?





What they look like with tea bags inside!


What they look like empty:


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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2008 12:52:38 PM »

these are fabulous!  i love your color combos. 
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2008 01:01:40 PM »

i love these!!! you used great fabric!
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2008 01:19:50 PM »

they are great.  Do you have a tutorial or pattern?
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2008 01:31:58 PM »

Lovely! I love the combination of patterns you chose. I've never heard of a tea wallet before, though.
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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2008 02:39:12 PM »

Awesome idea! Very well-made too.  I can't pick a favourite tho... Love all the fabrics and combos   Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2008 03:14:45 PM »

I think they are gorgeous, and as a person who always carries tea bags with me, I can see how useful they are too! Did you follow a pattern or tute?

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« Reply #7 on: November 22, 2008 03:50:52 PM »

these are amazing! ive tried to make a tea wallet and it was a horrible failure. urs are beautiful!!  im hitting this rocks!!
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« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2008 05:44:33 PM »

so cute! I've never heard of a tea wallet before, but these are really great!
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« Reply #9 on: November 22, 2008 08:31:32 PM »

OMG I love these... sooo cute I'd use it to hold pictures of my daughter and my credit cards though!
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« Reply #10 on: November 23, 2008 07:58:25 AM »

I think these are awesome! You've used such funky fabric!
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« Reply #11 on: November 23, 2008 11:19:50 AM »

i LOVE the closure!  nice, nice job.
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« Reply #12 on: November 23, 2008 03:25:02 PM »

Wow, brilliant. I've never heard of a tea wallet before (what a fantastic idea) and these are so beautifully done! Fantastic job! Smiley
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« Reply #13 on: November 23, 2008 04:22:48 PM »

This is really clever. I always use old tins from candies to hold my tea bags, but I definitely want to try one of these. I hope there is a tutorial to follow Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: November 23, 2008 07:21:52 PM »

I love these!
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« Reply #15 on: November 23, 2008 09:29:20 PM »

these are TEA SWEET!  i am a TEA lover as well!  where did you get this idea from?
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« Reply #16 on: November 23, 2008 11:39:05 PM »

I've never even heard of these before...what a cute idea!
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« Reply #17 on: November 24, 2008 05:57:57 AM »

megvs, those came out really nice. i like the tie feature- it reminds me of those letters with the string closure! and the tags remind me of teabag tags! that's a swell feature.

there's a tutorial for tea wallets here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=194155.0
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« Reply #18 on: November 24, 2008 06:19:33 AM »

Thanks everyone!  Kmsmaverick's tutorial looks great, or I used this one: http://ccswch.wordpress.com/2008/04/25/tea-wallet-tutorial/ just changing the closure to a ribbon and button instead.
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« Reply #19 on: November 24, 2008 06:39:15 AM »

these are amazing!  I'm forever forgetting I stashed tea bags in my purse before work, it's a mess and a half when the bags eventually break Wink
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« Reply #20 on: November 26, 2008 01:10:43 PM »

They are so nice!!
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« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2008 04:35:42 AM »

These are great!!!
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« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2008 04:10:35 PM »

What an amazing idea...I'm not a tea drinker, but know some who would love to have one! and your fabric choice is great. I love the idea of using the button as a toggle to wrap the ribbon around - a good closure idea.
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« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2008 05:03:09 PM »

Great tea wallets... I use one for my briefcase!  I love the closure! Great idea!

Thanks for sharing!
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« Reply #24 on: December 03, 2008 06:08:12 PM »

aww, they're so neat and crafty!
i don't drink a lot of tea, but if i did, i know i'd have to have one of your tea wallets
i looked at your etsy too, it seems they've been a hit! Smiley
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« Reply #25 on: December 06, 2008 01:24:53 PM »

Thank you everyone!  I love making these.  So fast to make with a cute outcome!
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« Reply #26 on: December 06, 2008 02:16:56 PM »

This is super! I might have to steal this idea for a gift. My bff could use one of these, maybe in a masculine faux-leather with blue pockets. I doubt he'd appreciate the floral Smiley
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« Reply #27 on: January 30, 2009 05:33:49 AM »

Christy's Creations tutorial has moved to http://blog.christyscreations.com/?p=482
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« Reply #28 on: January 30, 2009 09:46:21 AM »

So, quick question for the tea wallet maker and users...
I usually drink celestial seasonings (Blueberry, mmmmmm) and their tea doesn't come in the cute little pouches.  It just comes in the tea bags, ready to seep.  Would a wallet work for these too, or would I end up losing some of the fabulous flavor and aroma?
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« Reply #29 on: January 30, 2009 10:04:26 AM »

These are awesome!  The fabrics you used have such great patterns.  I love the tiered pockets!
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kmsmaverick
« Reply #30 on: January 30, 2009 10:43:52 AM »

klippyklip, i posted a second kind of tea wallet here, i haven't done directions yet, but it's not too tricky a project.

http://kmsmaverick.blogspot.com/2008/07/tea-wallet-20.html
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« Reply #31 on: January 30, 2009 11:28:23 AM »

love the original but I think I'll make the new one as my mom loves her regular tea bags.  I'll need to add a spot for her sweet n low.
thanks for sharing
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« Reply #32 on: January 31, 2009 03:17:40 AM »

these are super cute & LOve Love the fabric but please educate me as to whats the purpose of these wallets as I am a tea drinker and may be I am missing something Huh
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« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2009 08:24:52 AM »

they're just a cute little thing to keep tea bags organized in a pocket book or bookbag or what have you. at my work we have one of those horrible industrial coffee machine things. so it's nice to have a favorite teabag at the ready to pop in the cup.
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« Reply #34 on: February 01, 2009 07:49:13 AM »

Tea Wallets......I think that's a good idea!!!!!
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« Reply #35 on: February 02, 2009 11:14:33 AM »

AHHHHH!! CUTE!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #36 on: February 02, 2009 02:43:48 PM »

very practical and neatly done! i will have to try out the pattern and make one for a friend of mine that loooves tea and maybe make one for myself for coffee singles. . .
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« Reply #37 on: February 02, 2009 08:48:12 PM »

What a great idea! I would love to pull out my own tea wallet and choose from a selection of teas. But oh boy this is one wallet you can't leave in your pocket when you do the wash!
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« Reply #38 on: February 03, 2009 03:56:46 PM »

Love these and the fabrics you used.
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« Reply #39 on: February 03, 2009 04:10:20 PM »

I love these! Especially that green/brown one. This has reminded me I need to make some of my own.
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« Reply #40 on: February 05, 2009 03:20:48 AM »

How did you get the stitching on the outside to be so straight? I can only stitch a straight line when I use the 1/4 inch foot. very nice wallets. nice fabrics too.
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« Reply #41 on: February 05, 2009 05:35:27 AM »

These are so cute :-) I love tea wallets, I think I'll make one first when my seweing machine arrives.
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« Reply #42 on: February 05, 2009 07:09:22 AM »

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How did you get the stitching on the outside to be so straight? I can only stitch a straight line when I use the 1/4 inch foot. very nice wallets. nice fabrics too.
mayoosh, you can use a 1/4 inch topstitch on the outside, that would be fine, though, you may have to increase the initial size of the rectangles you cut, to accommodate the adjustment to the finish.

the best way to improve skill with a very narrow topstitch is to practice. perhaps you have some scraps you can use? I find that my topstitches generally look better if i press them first, regardless of if i plan to use a 1/4 or a more narrow one. 
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« Reply #43 on: February 05, 2009 04:46:19 PM »

Mayoosh- that is what I use too.  I just adjust my needle so it is closer to the foot and thus makes a closer topstitch.  I think most sewing machines have that option, right? Tongue
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