Nesta Herb Teabag Holder Pattern PDF

It's now several years since I began making herb tea sachet holders - first for myself, then as gifts and then later still for my shop. And finally, I've created a pattern for them so that, if you'd like, you can make some too.  The design has changed a little - it's simpler and easier-to-sew...and actually, I think, far lovelier. I dispensed with the velcro closure as I was aware that people may not have so many colours of velcro in their stash to co-ordinate with (I do seem to have an excessive array). I also streamlined the shape to make it more suitable for men as well as women. They're the perfect way to transport your favourite tea sachets without them ending up looking old and sorry in the bottom of a handbag or pocket and I've found it makes a thoughtful and much appreciated gift for any herb tea drinker.

Here are the vital statistics:
  • This is a PDF pattern. The moment you've paid for it, it's yours to download and print.
  • All pattern pieces are included
  • Full instructions and step-by-step photographs are included
  • It uses very small amounts of fabric and is quick to make
  • It is fully lined
  • It can be made using a standard button or a self-covered button (full instructions included)
  • It has a button closure, although if you dislike creating buttonholes it also suggests how you can go about creating a mock-button closure and finish it with a snap or press-stud instead.
  • It has a finished size of 4" high x 3⅜” wide. It's been designed to best fit teabags with an approximate size of 3" high x 2½” wide, although it should accommodate sachets a little bigger if needed.
  • It will hold 3 or 4 teabag sachets
  • As with all my patterns, I am very happy for small, independent businesses to sell any teabag holders made using this pattern where pattern credit is given.
  • The pattern costs £4.50 (which is around $7 USD / 5.20 EUR / 7.20 AUD)

This version, on which the pattern is based, uses a beautiful bird print feature fabric designed by Edwyn Collins for Liberty. I thought you might like to see some of the other samples I made for further fabric inspiration.

Payment is completely secure through PayPal. As ever, you don't need a PayPal account to pay for this pattern - PayPal accepts credit and debit cards. Once you've paid, PayPal will take you to a page where you can download the pattern instantly, by clicking on the link provided. You will also receive an email containing the same link. If you wish to purchase a copy, just click the button below:

If you make a teabag holder from this pattern, then I'd love to see a photo if you have the time. You can either email it to me, or drop it into my Flickr pool here.

Florence x

Ps. Just in case you're wondering about the name Nesta: it's like a nest for your tea sachets...and the print I was working with had a bird on it. It makes so much sense.


  1. Ooh thanks Florence i know i'd been asking about these for a while and i love the new and improved design, you've chosen lovely fabrics to really show them off. cant wait to get started!

  2. That is such a brilliant idea. I know someone who has to carry decaf teabags around with them because there are many cafes that still don't give you the choice.


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