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Topic: Tea Cup Pouches (Now with Mini-tut)  (Read 10327 times)
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« Reply #10 on: December 27, 2009 08:08:47 AM »

Simple and lovely.  great idea!
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« Reply #11 on: December 27, 2009 02:44:15 PM »

Too cute! Great job
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« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2009 08:38:33 PM »

Those are adorable!  I have them on my list of gifts to make, but haven't gotten to them yet.

There's a French site that has a tutorial on it for a similar bag - http://kerouezee.over-blog.com/article-12257927.html -- I'm not sure if the following link will work, but this is the page translated into English by Google:  http://translate.google.ca/translate?u=http%3A//kerouezee.over-blog.com/article-12257927.html&hl=en&langpair=auto|en&tbb=1&ie=UTF-8  Here are a few photos of similar bags - http://kerouezee.over-blog.com/album-1017746.html and http://www.flickr.com/groups/patchworkpotterypatterns/pool/.

The Patchwork Pottery pattern is in the book Pretty Little Purses and Totes, on page 50.  It truly is an adorable little bag!

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« Reply #13 on: December 28, 2009 08:34:35 AM »

Those are soo cute!!!  You did a great job!  I bet everyone loved them.
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« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2009 05:45:14 AM »

Thank you, so much everyone!  I have made a little sketch of the "pattern" I used.  I'm getting ready to leave right now, but when I get back tonight I will try to get some instructions up here.
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« Reply #15 on: January 02, 2010 05:35:14 AM »

I've never written up instructions before, so bare with me here.  If you have any questions feel free to ask.  I didn't measure anything while I was doing this, so the sizes are all approximate. 

Sew the top piece  to the bottom piece for both sides.  This is the piece I use for the pattern for the lining piece.  I used the thinnest piece of quilt batting that I had and pinned it to back of the outter piece.  I then sewed on trim or narrow ribbon along the seam where the bottom piece and top piece meet.  Then you can quilt any way you want.  I have no experience quilting so I just sewed four lines from the bottom to the point where the ribbon/trim is, but you could do something fancier. 



I then used this tut to assemble the whole thing.  http://www.twelve22.org/2006/07/zipper_tutorial.html I used whatever zippers I had on hand just cut them to the right size. 

For the little tag I used some muslin and ironed a piece of interfacing between two pieces to stiffen it.  And I just used a permanent marker to write on the word "tea".

Just let me know if you have any questions!
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