Are you tired of sewing projects yet? Yeah, join the club. But after this last weekend, I've officially put my sewing machine back in its hole. No plans of digging it out any time soon.
At least until January. :)
They're not very good helpers.
I'm not gonna lie, this project suuuuucked. Sewing tiny things is not my forte. It took forever for me to realize that you can't sew around the perimeter of a 1/2-inch square. Impossible. You probably already knew that. But in case you're slow, like me, you should sew the tiny square on a larger piece of fabric and THEN cut it out. I just saved you four hours worth of cussing and throwing things.
So today, we're bustin' out some Fabric Tea Bags.
I got my niece a tiny metal tea set and thought it would be fun for her to have "real" tea bags to use with it.
Lucky for me, I'm a hoarder and have all sorts of fabric scraps.
I started by tracing a real tea bag onto a piece of paper.
Then I cut it smaller, to fit the tiny cups.
I just held the template onto a piece of fabric (folded in half to get a front and back), while I cut around it.
I did that four times, and then did the same to get the little pieces for the tops.
I sewed the bags first, leaving the top open.
I shoved some batting in them, a piece of string, then sewed them shut.
See above for the nightmare that came with trying to sew the top pieces on.
In the end, I completed the task at hand and I think they turned out super cute.
Perfect? Not by any means. But still cute.
Did I mention I made tiny napkins, too?
I must have blocked that out.
Totally worth it.
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