Step 1: Materials
1 piece of cotton or muslin (loose weave) 4'' x 3'', larger if desired.
12'' of cotton string
2 charms, buttons, or beads (to act as counter weights to the teabag)
2 pieces of 8'' x 6'' loose weave cotton or muslin
And of course needle, thread, and/or sewing machine. Whichever you prefer.
Step 2: Tea Bag, Assemble!
2. Fold top of the cotton (4'' side) over the string. Sew down, being careful not to sew the string.
3. Fold the cotton in half with the string on the outside of the fold. Sew the bottom and outside edge stopping just short of the strings.
4. Turn the bag inside out and VOILA! You are done.
5. Fill with your favorite tea then steep.
For cleaning just rinse out the bag and let dry inside out on a dish rack or hanging from a hook. If it ever gets grungy I throw mine in the top rack of my dishwasher and in comes out fine.