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How To Easily Make Reusable Fabric Tea Bags

How To Easily Make Reusable Fabric Tea Bags 

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My favorite afternoon ritual includes of fixing a steaming mug of herbal tea. I'm sharing these reusable tea bags to invite you to my tea party.

How to easily make reusable fabric tea bags. Try this easy sewing project to make loads of tea bags for a delicious cup of tea! #reusableteabag #sustainable #teatime #easysewing

For years, I used the metal tea balls for loose tea.

But, over the years, the mechanics on the ball have deteriorated and don't work as well.

I wanted to find a better solution and then figured I could make my own reusable tea bags in a snap!

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How to easily make reusable fabric tea bags. Try this easy sewing project to make loads of tea bags for a delicious cup of tea! #reusableteabag #sustainable #teatime #easysewing

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How To Make Reusable Fabric Tea Bags Video Tutorial

In this 11 minute video, I show you how to cut and sew reusable tea bags.

With just a few operations and easy straight seam sewing, you'll have as many reusable tea bags as you'd like in no time.

Please reach out with questions, too! 

 

How to easily make reusable fabric tea bags. Try this easy sewing project to make loads of tea bags for a delicious cup of tea! #reusableteabag #sustainable #teatime #easysewing

Reusable Fabric Tea Bag Materials

  • Cheesecloth, muslin or other open weave style cotton fabric cut into 5.5" long X 3" wide strips. You'll need two fabric strips per bag.
  • Ruler for measuring your cut fabric (you could also create a card stock or cardboard template and trace to cut). Fold your fabric in multiple layers to make quick work of this step!
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Loose leaf tea
How to easily make reusable fabric tea bags. Try this easy sewing project to make loads of tea bags for a delicious cup of tea! #reusableteabag #sustainable #teatime #easysewing

How To Sew Reusable Fabric Tea Bags

Start by cutting your fabric to size.

Next, set up your sewing machine with coordinating thread and a 2.5 mm stitch length.

A shorter stitch length is ideal for the open weave style fabric.

Now, fold 1/4” down, wrong sides together, and then another 1/4” down to create your hem.

Edge stitch this hem with 1/8” seam allowance.

Next, fold the hem down 2/3 of the length of the fabric panel - right sides together - so that the new hem is about 1" higher than the raw edge.

Place that piece of fabric on the table with hem side up.

Now, place the other piece of fabric that has been folded in half right sides together on top of the first piece of fabric.

How to easily make reusable fabric tea bags. Try this easy sewing project to make loads of tea bags for a delicious cup of tea! #reusableteabag #sustainable #teatime #easysewing

This paired fabric is your tea bag!

Now, sew three sides with the sewing machine - side, bottom, side - leaving the folded edge open.

Trim the two bottom corners making sure not to cut the seam.

Turn the reusable tea bag right side out and it’s ready to fill!

How to easily make reusable fabric tea bags. Try this easy sewing project to make loads of tea bags for a delicious cup of tea! #reusableteabag #sustainable #teatime #easysewing

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