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make: tea bag cozy


There are so many delicious kinds of tea out there, and I enjoy so many of them. Typically, I'm a fruity/spicy kinda gal, so it surprised me that it took me so long to try Good Earth Original (caffeine free). Once I tasted it, I was hooked. It has layers of flavor, which I love. In fact, I was out the other day and there was coffee and hot water, and I found myself wishing that I had a tea bag with. What? Wanting tea over coffee? Yes, this tea is that good.

So I thought, I should have a tea bag with me. At all times. You never know when this might come up again, and I need to be prepared. Today, we are preparing ourselves. I've seen lots of tea bag wallets and such, but this will be simple. And it will have a face.
Tea Bag Cozy
Here's what you need:
Felt (I used wool)
Embroidery floss (I used pearl cotton, plus some six-strand)
Scissors and a needle
Your favorite tea bag
Tea Bag Cozy
Cut out a handle and a front and back teacup shape. The teacup should be a little larger than your tea bag, but not so large that it looks utterly ridiculous. I have a template you can use, which is for a somewhat standard size teabag.
Tea Bag Cozy
Add some stitched details to the cup. A face, some lines, maybe even a flower or two. You get to be creative with this part.
Tea Bag Cozy
Layer the handle between the front and back, and make sure there's enough overlap so that the handle can be secured.
Tea Bag Cozy
Stitch around the sides and bottom of the teacup. You'll stitch the handle in this process.
Tea Bag Cozy
Snuggle a teabag inside the cup. Because of the curve, it won't fit all the way to the bottom. If you want the tea hidden, you can make the cup pattern taller, but I like it poking up.

This would make a really sweet and simple gift for someone, as a way to cheer them up or wish them well. It would even mail easily! As for me, I'll be keeping this in my bag for when I need a tea over a coffee...

14 comments:

  1. this is the cutest thing! what a great get well soon idea for somebody under the weather :]

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  2. That is my FAVORITE TEA EVER! It also makes a fantastic iced tea in the summer time. Doesn't even need sweetened!

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  3. Can't tell ya how much I'm enjoying all these tea party goodies! Such a fresh & fun take, SO not stuffy! (and trust me, being a tea consultant, I've seen some pretty stuffy tea parties.) I've been checking back every few hours to see what else you've got for us, I love *everything*!! Thanks Mollie!!

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  4. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [25 May 02:15am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  5. Adorable, I cant wait to make one! :)

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  6. Goodness that is so adorable!

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  7. Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 6 post on May. 25, 2011. Thanks again.

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  8. Oh this is so simple and cute.

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  9. cuteness.

    ♥ sécia
    www.petiteinsanities.blogspot.com

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  10. So cute and such a good idea! I love the color blue you used for the cup Mollie! Thanks for the tutorial and template :)

    xoxo
    Janee
    yellowbirdyellowbeard.blogspot.com

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  11. This is so much fun! I love the idea of making this for someone - what a cute way to show you care!

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  12. que fofura! uma boa dica!

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  13. Linda sua xícara de feltro!
    Eu fiz para presentear uma amiga e postei no meu blog, se tiver algum problema me avise por favor!
    Abraço

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