Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tea for Two

This is a story about B my friend,  we  have been besties for about 7 years, we didn't grow up together however we both married boys (I mean MEN) from our current small town in NY and as the saying goes "once you marry a valley boy you never leave", yep that is true.  I am very lucky that her husband didn't move away and that we didnt either!

So the funny story goes her MIL only has organic fruity tea...we are both tea drinkers but good old Earl Gray or Breakfast Blend.  Nothing fancy for us!  Since we are 'normal' tea drinkers (not to offend those who drink other kinds) she started to carry a baggie with her with tea bags and sugar, she was ready to go.  She takes that baggie everywhere. 

I recieved this sewing calender (find it here) for Christmas and one of the days was a tea wallet holder! Could you believe it, guess who instantly came to guessed it B! She NEEDED one.  I had to make it in a sunny yellow (her fav.)  And so I did.  The directions were super easy! I just loved the way it came out-I hope she loved it and will enjoy it.

Tea Wallet ( Calendar 2010)
Fabric (four 5-7" pcs)
Interfacing (one 5x7" pc)

Step 1: Attached interfacing to the wrong side of one of the fabric pcs.
Step 2: Fold two other rectangles (will be the pockets) in half legthise and iron.
Step 3: Topstitch the folded edge of your pocket fabrics.
Step 4: Measure 1" up from the bottom of the right side of your interior fabric and pin the bottom of your first pocket into place.
Step 5: Sew along the bottom of your first pocket.
Step 6: Line your second pocket up with the bottom of your interior fabric and pin.
Step 7: Sew along the bottom of your second packet

Step 8: With an erasable fabric pencil mark the center of your pockets and interior fabric. If you've cut your fabric exact this will be 3.5"
Step 9: Sew this line.
Step 10. Place ribbon on either sides to create the ties (in the original they used a button) this should be between the two main layers.
Step 11: Sew the pcs together leaving a 2-3" hole in the bottom of your wallet (right sides facing each other)
Step 12: Turn wallent right side out.
Step 13: Iron
Step 14: Top stitch around the wallet very close to the edge and closing the opening.
Step 15: Insert tea bags, close, tie bow and Ta Da you have a lovely tea wallet.

So go ahead make a Tea Wallet and enjoy a cup of hot tea with your bestie!
(sorry the picture quality is so bad we were in the middle of Eddie Bauer trying on silly hats and I took it with my cell!)


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  1. OH MY GOSH! The picture is priceless! The tea wallet comes in handy and I LOVE it! Thanks T.. you are the BEST!

  2. The tea wallet is way to cute! I love the picture.

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  3. cute as can be! ...and so cheerful! I hopped over from Fun to Craft and am so happy that I did. Please accept my invitation to drop in at my place one day this week! until later...

  4. This is so cute and springy. I love the bright colors. Thanks for sharing at Fun to Craft's Spring has Sprung Party.