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« on: June 07, 2012 11:18:44 AM »

Here's an interesting gift idea for those who love tea:

I started out by sewing drawstring bags out of unbleached cotton, and decided to finally try my hand at free motion sewing while I was at it.  It turned out alright, though I hoped it would have looked neater.  There is definitely a learning curve in using a free motion sewing machine foot.

As a side note, the thread is all cotton as well, and the buttons are metal due to the heat involved in making tea. 

If it isn't obvious, the larger bag is for a whole pitcher of tea, while the smaller bags are meant for individual cups.

Then I made a box for the bags out of a tin of jasmine tea (my personal favorite), by gluing bits and pieces of text and high res images that I found via google.  While I do not advocate stealing other people's images for your work, I was in a rush and didn't have time to come up with some nifty images of my own (shame, shame).  However, this was strictly for personal use of the recipient, and no profit was made, so we're good right?

I really need to get a high heat glue gun.  That messy ribbon job couldn't have been avoided due to the impossible nature of hot glue that can't get hot enough to stay soft for more than a second or two  Angry


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« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2012 11:30:44 AM »

That's really lovely!

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« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2012 12:54:47 PM »

Oh what a great idea.  And I think your free motion looks really good!

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« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2012 05:30:50 PM »

Thank you both!

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« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2012 01:25:56 AM »

I love your box, what a wonderful idea. I like everything! I don't even drink tea, but I would love to have a box like this, for my guests Wink Well done.
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« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2012 07:18:19 PM »

I love this project! The reusable bags look great and the tin is amazing. Cheesy

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