Some years ago my daughter made me a pretty blue tea wallet for Christmas. Here is the link to the pattern she used: Little Birdie Tea Wallet. If you have not visited the Wee Folk Art archives before, you are in for a treat. Lots of nice little gift and toy ideas here!
As you can see, this has space for tea bags on one side and note cards on the other, but it can easily be made with space for tea bags only if you prefer it that way. I like to take my tea wallet along when we travel to a cabin up north. It's an easy way to bring just a few assorted teabags along. And the cards ensure I have something to write a list or address on if I need it.
These are a sweet and easy little gift that would make great stocking stuffers for ladies or teenage girls. After my daughter made this blue one for me, I decided to try making some myself in other colors and themes. The pattern is easy and I fell in love with it. I made a Christmasy one with a red bird.
|Here's the inside of that one.|
|Another Christmas-themed one, made for a Christmas in July exchange last year.|
|And the inside of that one. Love that sort of retro green!|
|Here's a fall-themed tea wallet I made.|
|And the inside of that one.|
Hope you have fun with this idea! I personally find hand sewing and simple embroidery like this very relaxing, and this is a nice portable craft to work on at the beach or just under a shady tree with a glass of iced tea at hand.