Welcome to the 4th Day of Last Minute Christmas Gifts! Today I’m sharing a perfect gift for tea lovers… Little Teabag Pouches!
I’ve made lots of teabag wallets over the years…
and I was going to link to a tutorial for them… but…. the tutorial is no longer there and the blogger is no longer blogging.. pretty sad because it was my favorite teabag wallet tutorial.
One day I will do one similar to that…. but then I got the idea of making a Little Teabag Pouch instead… and the best part of this tutorial?
It takes less than 5 minutes to make one of these Little Teabag Pouches!!
These are so quick, easy and handy to pop in your bag just in case…
….just in case?
Well, have you ever been to someone’s house and they didn’t have any tea??
And wished I had brought my own teabags….!
Or you’re on a road trip… or you’re travelling overseas… or… or… in any case, for those of us who love tea, why wouldn’t you have some in your handbag?!
Ok, on to the tutorial…
What you need to make a Little Teabag Pouch:
1 piece of fabric 5″ x 6″
1 ribbon 14″ long
Your favorite teabags 🙂
Little Teabag Pouches Step 1
First step is to hem the top of the pouch, the top being the 6″ long side. I usually finger press, but you can use the iron if you prefer.
So, I finger press, start sewing, and then keep turning it under as I sew…
Little Teabag Pouches Step 2
Fold the 14″ ribbon in half. Mark the RIGHT SIDE of the fabric 1 1/4″ (one and a quarter inch) away from the top on one side and place the ribbon on this mark:
Use a pin to keep the ribbon in place if you like, then sew a few stitches just to keep the ribbon in place until the next step:
Little Teabag Pouches Step 3
Fold the fabric in half, right sides together, and sew down the side, making sure the ribbon is out of the way:
Little Teabag Pouches Step 4
Fold the fabric so that the side seam becomes a back seam! Like this:
And then sew down the bottom of the pouch, again making sure the ribbon is out of the way:
Little Teabag Pouches Step 5
Now turn the bag inside out.. you can see the back of the pouch has the seam with the ribbon coming out:
You can press it now and make it nice and flat, then pop the teabags in:
Then tie the ribbon in a bow…
And there you have a gift in less than 5 minutes!
You could easily chain sew a bunch of these….
They are very addictive to make…
Of course they would also look nice made in calico with a stitchery… but that will have to wait for another day!!
Let me know if you make any of these!
PPS The main page of this series is here along with links to each post for this series.
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