I am a tea lover and drinker. We even have a little Hadley mug so Zara can drink “hot tea” with us. (Lukewarm water which saw a tea bag for 5 seconds.) Zara also loves tea sets, she has 3 right now. And if you have three, surely you need a fourth, correct? We bought her a tea set for Christmas but to keep at our house. I made a bag to put it all in when the box is opened. What else do you need for a terrific pretend tea party? Fabric tea bags! I had an idea in my head what I wanted so I made up this DIY Fabric Tea Bag Tutorial as I created them.
You can see the fabric strips, the scanned bag and the real bag. For each tea bag you need:
- One strip that is 2.5″ by 6″
- One strip that is 1.5″ by 3″
- One piece of string or twine that is around 7″ long. I used kitchen twine.
After you have those ends pressed, fold all the strips in half, right sides together.
Stitch a quarter inch seam on the right side and the left side.
When you get them all stitched together, you have to turn them all inside out. The bigger pieces weren’t very hard. I did not put any stuffing or batting in them but you could if you wanted to. I used scraps and made the two bags different fabrics.
I pressed the end of the larger bags into a triangle and then pressed it down to a point, exactly the same way that they do real tea bags. (I did not put any tea in the play bags.)
I sewed all the way across 3 times also. I will report back if she pulls them apart. Real tea bags use staples but that isn’t good for a toy.
We are giving her the tea set, the bag to keep them in and the tea bags tomorrow. Fingers crossed that she likes them!
We bought the set for boys, isn’t that crazy? Girls don’t like blue and yellow?
Oh and did you notice the fabric on the zippered bag? It’s cunning little tea pots.
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