Sunday, March 6, 2011

Tea Bag Wallet

I'm going to spend some time with a group of friends from around the country this week.  We'll be in Key Largo, where I'm sure we'll be doing many things to remember the beautiful location of our visit.   I also wanted to bring a little something special for each of them that would remind them of where I come from too, New York City. 

You already know how much I love my new sewing I went searching and found the perfect fabric at City Quilter on West 25th St.  One had a black background with a NYC subway map, and another was full of busy yellow taxis.  The subway fabric can only be purchased at City Quilter.  Bespoke.   

Of course, I had to find a way to use it.

And these were the result.  Tea Bag wallets.

Inside (coffee bags too)

The poem inside says:

When being on the go
Leaves you feeling fed up,
Take a moment to pause 
For your favorite cup.

And when you do
Please think of me
In a crowded subway car
Or a yellow taxi!!

Now, I had so much fun making this that I thought you might want a pattern for it. So...I made one!  I drew pictures and I made a PDF of it.   And my husband helped me, not only with making the pdf but also with fixing up my poem, which was pretty terrible until he fixed it.  Where would I be without him? (I don't know.)  Anyway, if you click on this link, you will get to my tea bag wallet tutorial pdf.  (When you get there, just click the little green word "download" on the bottom right.)


Tammy Freiborg said...

What a cool momento for your friends!! Great poem! Have a fun trip!

Eileen said...

Very very cool, Teri! Can't wait to get mine. :)

Shirley said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Have a great trip and hurry home. We'll miss you on our field trip on Wed.

Janet Ghio said...

What a great little gift for your friends. Have fun with the girls in key Largo!

Holli said...

These are fantastic Teri... what a great gift for this meet-up with your friends. Enjoy Key Largo! I can't wait to hear all about it when you get back. My mom and my cousin have both been there and they loved it--I know you will too!

Thauna said...

Those are adorable!!! You are so awesome and I hope your trip is awesome too!!

Brenda said...

Have a great trip, and I love the wallets. Clever idea.

Eileen said...

Just wanted to add that it is even more wonderful in person!

Lizzi said...

You my friend are the Queen of Creativity!