Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage.
Here it is... the tea bag tutorial. This is such a fun project to make and give. My daughter loves the tea bags I made her, so much so that it inspired me to make a tea party set for her friend's birthday. Now it is my pleasure to share these with you as well. (And a special thank you to Julie of St. Louis for encouraging me to get this tutorial posted.)
TUTORIAL: FELT TEA BAGS
- Felt in whichever colors you choose (As I mentioned above, you can have fun customizing here. I have generally used pink felt for the bags and white for the tags. However, in this case I am using white for both. Have fun with it.)
- Embroidery Floss (maroon here)
- Ribbon (maroon here)
- Cardstock for template
- Cotton Balls
Now, if you want to go a step further, you can create a little pouch for the tea bag as well. This was my husband's idea (I love that man!) to mimic the individually wrapped pouches.
- White Felt
- Contrasting-colored Embroidery Floss (Dark Pink Here)
- White Embroidery Floss
- Cut a rectangle of fabric wide enough to fit the tea bag and still stitch the sides and slightly more than three times longer than the tea bag.
- Fold two-thirds together and blanket stitch each side with the white embroidery floss. This should make a nice pouch to fit the tea bag.
- Fold the remaining third over and mark where you want the button. Cut a slit in the piece that folds over, just big enough for the button to fit through.
- Sew the button onto the piece below the cover. You should now be able to button the pouch shut.
- With the contrasting floss, embroider anything you like on the fold-over cover, making sure to do the side that is visible when the pouch is buttoned. For my daughter, I decided to embroider different names of teas... Ceylon, Herbal, Earl Gray, and Mint. (If you want a good laugh, check out the really bad "B" in Herbal in the picture of the pouches above.
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