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How to make your own fabric tea bag bookmark

Updated: Sep 26, 2023

This is a fun project that can be machine stitched or hand stitched. Its perfect for adults and kids. It’s also a great way to use up some of your scraps of fabric.

You will need: • Fabric of your choice • Sewing machine • Iron-On Interfacing • Ribbon in a colour of your choice or twin

• Gutermann Machine Thread Kit

Rotary cutter

Step 1 - Cut 2 rectangle fabric pieces approximately 3” x 3 1/2” and cut your iron on fusible interface slightly smaller than your fabric, this will make the front and back of the tea bag.

You will also need 2 smaller rectangles for the tea bag tabs, cut to approximately 1 1/2” x 1 3/4” and cut your iron on fusible interface slightly smaller than your fabric, this will make the front and back of the tea bag tab.

Step 2 - Iron your fabric and fusible interfacing on the wrong side of your fabric before you start sewing. This will make the fabric more rigid.

Step 3 - With wrong sides together, pin your fabric together and cut off the top 2 corners. do this for the tea bag and tea bag tab. This will ensure the fabric sits together nicely.

Step 4 -

If you would like to add some embroidered words, do this before assembling. I have added some words using the word embroidery function on my sewing ma- chine. If you do not have this function you could do some free motion embroidery.

Step 5 - Cut your ribbon or twine to approximately 8”. Sew the ribbon to the centre of the back piece of the tea bag and tab on the wrong sides. This will help to keep the ribbon in the right place.

For an extra little touch - use the Brother PT-H200 ribbon printer to print names on to the ribbon and attach to the tea bag tab for a lovely personalised element.

Step 6 - Pin the tea bag pieces with wrong sides together. Sew around the edge and trim off any excess fabric.


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