You will need four 5″ x 7″ cuts of fabric and one 5″ x 7″ cut of interfacing, a button, and a 6″ length of ribbon. All seam allowances are 1/4″.
Attach interfacing to the wrong side of your exterior fabric.
Fold your pocket fabrics in half lenghtwise and iron.
Top-stitch the folded edge of your pocket fabrics.
Measure up 1″ from the bottom of your interior fabric and pin your first pocket into place.
Sew along the bottom of your first pocket, removing the pins as you go.
Line your second pocket up with the bottom of your interior fabric and pin it into place.
Sew along the bottom of your second pocket, removing the pins as you go.
With an erasable fabric pencil or chalk mark the center of your pockets and interior fabric. If you’ve cut your fabric exact this will be 3 1/2″.
Sew this line, you don’t have to go all the way to the top of your interior fabric, you only need to do the pockets.
Fold your ribbon in half and pin it to the center of your pockets and interior fabric on the right hand side, with the loop facing the left hand side.
Sew the ribbon into place, make sure you remove the pin.
Pin your exterior fabric to your pockets and interior fabric, right sides together.
Sew the pieces together, leaving a 2″ – 3″ hole in the bottom of your wallet.
Trim the corners.
Turn your wallet right side out. I use a knitting needle to push the corners out, but if you do this be gentle so you don’t push a hole in your fabrics.
Iron your wallet flat.
Top-stitch around your entire wallet very close to the edge.
Fold your wallet in half and mark where your button needs to go.
Hand sew your button into place.
Don’t sew all the way through your pockets, just the exterior and interior fabrics.
Insert your tea bags and you’re all finished!!!
You can also use this pattern to make a credit, debit, or business card wallet by simply making the following changes…
- Your fabric and interfacing should be 5″ x 6″ instead of 5″ x 7″
- Your first pocket will be 3/4″ from the bottom instead of 1″.
- The center will be 3″ instead of 3 1/2″
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Thanks to Darlene Thornton for turning this tutorial into a PDF file: Tea Wallet Tutorial.pdf