In my last post I shared a lovely tea wallet
my friend Gale made....
(She sews beautifully,
all neat and tidy.)
This one is going in my best purse.
I did not even know they existed!
How could that happen?
Normally I would use an old zippy bag and put a variety of tea bags inside.
Eventually though, some would escape to the roomier bottom of my purse,
where I would fish while at a restaurant, only to cup up with old cough drops.
And how many times did I end up using an old crumpled tea bag!
I find this invention brilliant!
I was inspired to make some myself....
just because I love to make things!
(I am not a neat and tidy...)
There are many tutorials online for these beauties.
I went to Pinterest and viewed many different ones.
Wow! There are so many artistic bloggers out there!
Here is my first tea wallet!
I tried to make it proper,
turned it inside out to sew,
but I did not go all the way around
on the outside with stitching.
My machine wasn't fond of all the layers.
I used a vintage oval doily, cut in half,
for the pockets.
I found the tea cup graphic at Pinterest,
I could not find the original place it was
pinned from, and I did really try.
There are a few versions of it.
Here is one...
My version has more green in it.
I do like the shabby look of the old linen.
So I thought I would try to
make one even more shabby....
This one I didn't even to turn it inside out.
I thought since it was shabby,
I used two different old doilies,
one that I had previously dyed.
It is delightful to have a stash
of textiles, some dyed different colors.
Here is the back...
And the simple button closure.
Now I have three tea wallets,
one for each purse.
What fun too.
I was so inspired by all the amazing tea
wallets I saw on Pinterest.
Go have a good look : )
I have a few more pinned and ready to sew.
Sewing seems to be my latest crush.
Thank you so much for stopping by!