I saw this post quite a while ago, and it’s been on my DIY board on Pinterest ever since. I’m not actually a tea-drinker myself, but I loved the idea of making my own teabags. Then I decided to put together a little mini hamper for Jay’s mum for Christmas, and knew these would be perfect to include.
I part-followed Amanda’s tutorial, and did some things my own way, too.
1. Cut up a coffee filter into whatever shape you think appropriate. I thought triangles would work well. My filters were already doubled over; if yours aren’t then just cut two and place one of top of the other.
5. Using a long piece of coloured thread, doubled over twice (so folded four times), hand sew several strong stitches, and leave the end trailing out the top (wow, I am so eloquent at describing this). Amanda’s tutorial says to staple the thread on, but I wasn’t too keen on the idea of a metal staple soaking in boiling water, and that water then being drunk.
I made loads with different coloured threads, and packaged them in a glass jar.
So easy, and I think they look much nicer than shop-bought teabags :)
I also added some Green&Blacks chocolate to the basket, and changed the lid of the jar to a fabric cover :)