I promised myself I would start packing for IACP this morning. I’ve pulled the suitcase out of the basement and set aside a few outfits. I’ve chosen a book for the bus and my iPod is charging. And I’ve packed up some tea. Because we all know I can’t be without my tea.
I have a little jar of loose-leaf chai and a bag of orange oolong, along with a little two-tablespoon measuring scoop and a tea ball for brewing. And just in case I’m in a rush to get out the door, I also pulled out some bags of chai. I threw in some bags of herbal tea for caffeine-free evening sipping and wrapped it all up in the pouch I sewed this weekend.
I used a combination of these two tutorials to sew my little pouch. I cut everything to size based on the first tutorial, and learned how to add the zipper (and a lining, which wasn’t in the first tutorial) with the second.
I wish I could tell you how I sewed the corners all nice and square. The tutorials weren’t quite clear on how to make them even, so I did a lot of guess-check-and-rip-out-the-seams. Definitely not the most efficient way to do things, and it still isn’t perfect, but that’s okay.
As I make more little pouches, I’m sure I’ll figure out a formula for sewing the corners. Until then…more guess and check!
Now I have some of the essentials packed up for my NYC and IACP trip later this week: plenty of tea!