I thought the tea sets I make need a little something extra to go with them.
I’ve seen this idea on Pinterest and other sites and thought what a really simple item to make up using scraps.
To make one you will need
white fabric cut 1.5″ x 4″ (polar fleece, cotton, felt)
coloured fabric for top cut 1″ x 0.75″ (felt is easy to work with)
ric rac 2.5″ (or ribbon)
Fold the white fabric in half so that it is 2″ tall
Machine stitch around all 3 sides of the tea bag. Back stitch over the ric rac to ensure that it is stitched in
Fold your tea bag top in half and place over the end of the ric rac. Hand stitch around all 3 sides again back stitching over the ric rac to ensure its secure.
Now you have a tea bag.
I’ve seen these made where people have stuffed the inside with fibre fill or rice. I’ve also seen people stitch the 2 long sides of the tea bag like a toy and turn them inside out to hide the seems before sewing the top. These are great ideas but not really me. I like it plain and simple. These could easily be all hand stitched if you wanted a simple tv stitching project.