Tea Wallet with Little Birdie

little bird applique pattern

This Tea Wallet Pattern combines our Perky Note Card Holder with the smallest birdie from our Stacked Birdies Block with minor adjustments.

In addition to the materials required for the Perky Note Card Holder you will also need a piece of 5 1/2″ X 7″ fusible interfacing to give the wallet more structure. And if you would like to use the birdie template as I have, click here to download the Tea Wallet Placement Pattern.

Follow the basic directions from the Perky Note Card Holder, with a few minor changes. After Step 2 line up the inside pockets on the inside Wallet piece of felt. I held my pieces in place with packaging tape. Then mark the center line on the pockets with a vanishing marker and sew a running stitch on the center line on the pockets. This will give you four individual pockets when your wallet is complete.

While completing Step 8 sandwich the inside and outside pieces together with the fusible interfacing in the middle. Be sure to keep interfacing centered so that you have a 1/4″ border around the interfacing (this will make your blanket stitch much easier). Press with a warm iron just enough to get it to stick.

Instead of adding the 3×5 cards in Step 10, add four of your favorite individually wrapped tea bags. Now you can carry your favorite teas with you.

tea wallet pattern

(PS – this is my stitching not my mother’s… sigh someday maybe my stitches will be as even as hers. LOL!)

Michelle ~ Wee Folk Art


  1. I do not sew, but I enjoy looking at what others can do. I am an acquaintance of Gina (Tatting Goddess) and am a tatter. Just wanted to commend you on your nice handiwork. BJ

    1. Thanks, Bj. I feel the same whenever I look at tatting. It’s so tiny and so cute. I have never tried it, but one of these days 🙂

  2. Such a cute idea! I love the little birdie too!

  3. This is such an adorable idea for friends who love to drink tea. Thank you for sharing the idea and pattern. This looks like something I could make for some friends as a remembrance since we don’t exchange gifts anymore.

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