I apologise for the appalling step-by-step photos but hopefully they will be good enough to follow!
Also I was going to upload a template to for you to print out but the scanner is nowhere to be found at the moment so measurements will have to do!
You will need:
2 x squares white felt 4.5cm x 5.5cm
1 x square brown felt 3cm x 4cm
2 x squares blue felt 2cm x 2.5cm
1 x small pink/red heart to fit in the blue square!
I like to cut out and make about 6 at a time....
That is your tea bag string complete. Now move onto to the bag itself....
Next you need to stitch the tea bag together. Using 3 strands of white floss and a running stitch start stitching down a long side of the teabag (hide your knot on the inside). The idea is to stitch around following the square of the brown tea under the white......
I found it useful to hold it up to the light as I stitched so I could see the outline clearly...
You could do all sorts of variations....
Stitch the word 'tea' on the bag before you sew the front and back together.
Have an apple or orange instead of a heart so you know which flavour it is.
Next up I am starting the felt sandwich and luckily for me I have already found a great pattern and I have stocked up on my felt so I just need to get started!