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tea wallet {tutorial}

tea wallet {tutorial}

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As part of our teacher gifts this year, I made a little tea wallet for each teacher. We gave ours with a mug ($8 for a pack of four from Coles – $2/gift), a couple of TimTam Bites ($3 for a pack of 12 – 50c/gift), and filled the wallets with a selection of 6 teabags (a gift box of ten bags in each of 6 blends for $10 – $1/gift), for a cute, easy, and reasonably priced ($3.50) gift.When I posted them on Instagram, I got a few requests for a tutorial, and so I wanted to share today how I made these – great for last minute stocking stuffers, and they only take 15-off minutes to whip up.
tea wallet tutorialcut:

1 outer – 7″ x 7.5″ (if you want to create a patchworked outer, you will need a 3.75″ x 7″ outer & 3.75″x7″ lining) – if you are using directional fabric, the width of the wallet is 7″.

1 middle pocket – 7″ x 6.5″

1 inside pocket – 7″ 5.5″

1 closure – 2.5″x2.5″

Small amount of velcro

Pres the two smaller pieces in half, right sides OUT, and lay them on top of the outer, aligning the raw 7″ edges with one of the 7″ edges of the outer, and aligning both sides. If you are using a directional fabric, make sure it is UPSIDE DOWN like my clouds are, to ensure the outside is the right way up.LWD-0060-003

Pinthe layers together & mark a line up the middle, half way up the height, and stitch all the layers together (I used two rows of stitching on this one, but it’s up to you.)LWD-0064-004

Right sides together, fold the 2.5″ square in half, and stitch one short edge & one long edge, and turn right side out to create your closure. Top stitch around the outside, and add velcro. Pin it in place, velcro side up, half way up one side of the front (I just lay my ruler along the 3.75″ of the front, and then eyeball the “middle”)LWD-0065-005

Add the other side of the velcro to the opposite side of the front, level with the closure and around 3/4″ from the raw edge.

Fold the whole thing in half, aligning both raw 7″ edges, and ensuring sides align, and stitch around with a 1/4″ seam – don’t forget to leave a small gap at the bottom to turn it right side out! Turn, poke your corners flat, and top stitch around the whole thing. Add teabags, and enjoy!!LWD-0072-008



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