Tea bag lapel pin or car deodorizer to hang on rear view mirror.

lapel pin visor tea bag

I made these tea bags as a way of carrying over the message of the tea party that I attended earlier this year.  One of them is designed to wear as a lapel pin and the other to hang on the rear view mirror as a deodorizer. These are quick and easy to make and are a great way to convey your feelings about what’s going on in the USA.


  • muslin fabric
  • crochet cord
  • elastic cord
  • printer fabric
  • polyester stuffing
  • tiny attacher stapler  ( I ordered mine from eclecticpaperie.com.  They shipped it out quickly and were wonderful to do business with.  These staplers cost about $15.99. )

Car deodorizer tea bag for rear view mirror.

pattern for tea bag

Step 1.

Cut out two pieces for each tea bag.

narrow hem bottom of tea bags

Step 2.

Narrow hem the bottom of both pieces.

sew small pieces of velcro to bottom as shown

Step 3.

Cut a piece of velcro slightly smaller than the bottom of the tea bag.  Cut it in half lengthwise as shown.  Attach the sticky part to one piece and the soft piece to the other side.

tie knot in elastic cord and position to wrong side of tea bag front as shown put right sides of front and back together stitch a quarter inch around edge leaving bottom open leave bottom open

Step 4.

Cut a piece of elastic cord about 8 inches long.  Tie a knot in the end of it and then line it up on the front of tea bag as shown.  Now put the two pieces together (right sides together) and stitch along the sides and top using  a 1/4 seam allowance.  Be careful to keep the elastic cord in the center so you don’t accidentally stitch it and leave the bottom open so you can put deodorizer crystals inside when you’re done.

turn to outside and press top stitch around edge of tea bag

Step 5.

Turn to outside and topstitch closely along edge on the sides and top only.

staple tea bag top as shown staple as shown

Step 6.

Using the tiny attacher staple the top as shown. The knot in the end of the elastic should be just below the staple.

print your slogan on printer fabric

Step 7.

Print up your slogans on the computer and then print them out on fabric paper.  Keep your font size small so that your square will be about the same size as a normal tea bag tag.

position other end of elastic cord as shown staple tea tab as shown

Step 8.

Tie a knot in the other end of the elastic cord and position it as shown on the front of the tea bag.  Take your tag and staple it on as shown. Make sure the knot is just below the staple.  Now you can fill your bag with scented beads or crystals.

Lapel Pin:

Make the same as the tea bag above but use crochet cotton cord instead of elastic and cut it about 5 inches long.  When you reach step 5 put a little bit of polyester stuffing inside the bag and then topstitch all around the entire tea bag.  Hand sew a pin onto the back as shown.

do the same with cotton cord hand sew pin to back as shown
Don’t feel like making it on your own? That’s okay you can buy them pre-made.
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About Elaine Kazinec

I have never met anyone who can't make wonderful things for their homes, friends, and family, only those who think they can't. The purpose of this blog is to show everyone how really simple most projects for the home are to make. When my husband and I bought our first home we were short on cash so I learned to be long on creativity. I have been told that I can make something wonderful out of nothing and that is true. You can too! Some of my favorite things are items that I found in someone's junk pile. I am going to show you how easy it really is. I hope you find the courage to jump in and attempt some of these projects. You will be amazed at how talented you really are.