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« on: May 26, 2013 12:33:11 AM »

My semester has finally ended and summer has begun, so I have dived into craft projects.

My boss, coworker, and I all love tea so I made three tea bag wallets, one for each of us. The first one was sized incorrectly and could only fit four tea bags in its slots and 3 sweeteners in hidden pockets; but the other two can fit six bags and 5 sweeteners. This was also my first time making button holes by hand, since my ancient machine doesn't have an easy setting for it.

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Then I also made this tea mat that holds a spoon and tea bag. I want to make another one so I have a set for when company comes over.



And the back view, I was proud of this part since it was the first time I ever tried to line fabric up specifically for a design.



I haven't sewn in a while, so this felt quite nice, and cutting out the fabric was a great activity while watching tv!
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« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2013 08:02:09 AM »

Those are so cute!  Did you make up your own pattern or get one somewhere.  I'm a huge tea fan and would love to make something like these!
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« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2013 08:42:17 AM »

Nice job - smaller than the original tea bag holders.
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« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2013 11:18:51 AM »

Oh, these are wonderful, and such a great idea.
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« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2013 02:38:23 PM »

gigiriv: I got the pattern from here. Quick note for the pattern if you want to try it out, the main pieces have to be cut to 9.5 x 14.5. If you cut them to what the pattern says you only get the four pocket one like the smaller tea wallet I made. But I definitely say make some, they are so quick and easy!
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« Reply #5 on: May 30, 2013 01:57:28 PM »

Very nice.  They are different from the usual tea wallets.
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« Reply #6 on: June 09, 2013 12:10:41 PM »

I love this kind of tea wallet, they look great!
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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2013 10:25:56 PM »

Gonna make these for myself and my mom to keep in our purse/car/ect...! We don't drink coffee, but we LOVE tea!
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