Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Tea Wallets...

I have been sewing tea bag wallets, and I can now say that I don't think I will be stocking an Etsy store any time soon. I am not good and making the same thing, over and over. I found the best way was to make 3 assembly line fashion.Then I don't get completely bored.

I intended to make 10 wallets to give to the church bazaar. Then friends saw them and I sold 5. Since I had promised 10, that meant I needed to make 15.

My progress so far:

These two were presold, and the buyers asked for specific fabric.

These ones even have their buttons on! The cat fabric is the very last I have of that. I bought it about 8 years ago, and I have been hoarding the scraps.

The cat pocket is pieced to give me enough fabric.

I call these my boring ones, fabric not quite to my taste, so easy to use up. The blue and white is home dec. fabric from IKEA. It came as a bag of roughly 8" squares, 40 for $5, and using them meant I didn't need interfacing.
My latest batch is a little more my style.

The narrow one at the top is a card holder, since the scrap was too small for another tea wallet.

The blue one at the bottom is special order for a lady in the choir.

Twelve down and 3 to go! I only need one more for the church I think and the other two are special orders.

If they all sell, that is $75 for the church refugee fund.


  1. Love that rainbow stripey fabric!! I should make one of these for myself--I'm picky about my tea, but shoving a teabag in my purse usually results in a crushed teabag I don't want to use.

  2. Great progress! Love the music themed ones as well as the brownish/red one with gold dots and stars. They are all nice really.

    I love trying new things, so making the same thing over and over again doesn't appeal to me either. No Etsy store for me, I guess. ;)

  3. They look great. I made one for a coffee drinking friend. instead of the usual pockets, I made one pocket across and divided it into 4 tall narrow slots. Sometimes you can purchase instant cofffees in the tall tubes, some sugar comes that was instead of the large rectangles. I made these with my quilt bee and one of the ladies was going to use hers for her card wallet instead. Of course, a younger person might want to use it as a condom wallet. You can be safe and stylish afterall.

    Thanks for linking up with Needlework Tuesday

  4. Well done......I couldn't go into mass production either! You have been raiding my stash, I see - I have both those cat fabrics.

  5. Love the rainbow colour ones. They all look beautiful. You have been a busy bee!

  6. What a great idea for a fundraiser. I hope they sell well.

  7. Your tea wallets look great. That cat fabric is too cute! Always nice to know your limitations, assembly line does not appeal to me either.

  8. I made a few of much fun. I have o e in my purse. Love carraging my tea bags with me.Restaurants refill coffee but never will give a person another tea bag only hot water on a well used tea bag. I just gave one to a friend this week.

  9. I like your "style"! You do, though, have a very nice selection that I hope will satisfy every taste. Thanks for posting to TN&TN's WIP Wednesday!