Mini pocket with a teabags topper.

Mini pocket with a teabags topper.

Mini pocket with a teabags topper.

This week we had to create something with the folding teabags technique, so I choose to make a teabags topper to use as an embellishment on a mini pocket to gift to someone dear to you. I added a video on how to fold the bag in my post on the Hobby Alternatief blog,

This was a little challenge for me, the hype of folding teabags has passed by mess I had to do some research on YouTube how to tackle this. I didn’t have any teabags, I’m more a coffee person, but one of my DT members gave some to me. I made the teabag topper in 2 colours and 2 different sizes and layered them to give them some extra dimension.
The video I used to make my teabags topper was one of Origami Twist on YouTube, she has ton’s of tutorial video’s go check her out if you want to give them a try.

To make the little pocket I used a piece of double sided design paper that measures 9 3/4″ x 3 3/4″, you score this strip on both sides at 3 1/4 from each end. Fold both ends in to create a pocket with a flap folded over.


  Tip! you don’t have to use double sided paper if you don’t have it, it 
  can easily be made with single sided designer paper or even with 
  card stock 


To give a better explanation on how I made the pocket I used one of the video’s of Purple Cottage Crafts she too has lots of YouTube to learn from.

  Tip! When you don’t have any teabags you can use coloured or 
  patterned paper, just make sure that it isn’t to thick because you 
  have to fold it several times. There are some pre printed sheets 
  in the stores with square patterns for you to cut to size.

Now enough of my ramblings, here are the photo’s of my teabags topper creation


I have a list of the materials I used at my HA Blog, It is written in dutch with more details in there for when you want to know more and all the measurements. To translate it to english or any other language you can use “Google Translate”

Feel free to leave a comment here, on my other blog or on the posts of the other DT members. It is highly appreciated.

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Carina Veling

Designer / creator at VMCdesigns.nl
Hello, my name is Carina, as you can see on my website I love to make jewelry, little boxes, greeting cards and little gifts from card stock.

All my creations can be found in my galeries.

Feel free to ask if you have any questions.
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