Make Your Own Teabag
The weather’s changed and the best way to stay warm this fall is to cozy up in a wool sweater with a nice cup of hot tea. There are lots of delicious teas to pick from, though not all of them are going to come in cozy handmade teabags.
A great fall or winter gift, handmade teabags are easy to make and a wonderful way to show your dedication and love for someone you care.
- Coffee filters
- Loose-leaf tea
- Needle and thread
- Take your coffee filter and using the flat middle (instead of the frilly sides), cut two rectangular shapes.
- Using a needle and thread, or if you have one, a sewing machine, sew three sides of the rectangles together. Make sure the stitches are close together so no tealeaves escape into your tea.
- Fill the pocket with loose-leaf tea. 1 to 2 teaspoons should work depending on the size of your rectangles. Think about adding a pinch of your favorite spice to customize your tea.
- Sew the top edge of the rectangle to close the tealeaves in the pocket.
- Move the leaves into the bottom portion of the teabag so you can fold the top part of the bag. Fold two triangles so there’s a point at the top of the teabag. Then fold that point down so it touches the bottom of the triangles you just folded.
- Take your piece of string and staple the folds and the string all together.
- To make your teabag tag, cut a small piece of paper any shape you’d like. Traditionally teabags have square tags, but think about doing something a little different: a heart, a bird, a bike, whatever strikes you. Add your own drawing, attach an old postage stamp, you can eve add a bead if you’d like.
- Staple the string to your tag.
- Enjoy your cup of tea!
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