Recently I was commissioned to make some lavender sachets for a storage chest for a newborn baby girl. It was actually my first time making sachets, but I thought of them as little pillows and jumped right on the project.
So, how did I make them?
* Lavender Sachets *
- Dried flowers
- And of course the sewing notions
- Cut two 5"x5" pieces of fabric for each sachet.
- With right sides facing, sew around the square with 1/4" seams, making sure to leave an opening to turn the project and fill the little sachets-to-be.
- Turn the sachet inside out, making sure to use an object to poke the corner out so that they can be all nice and pointy. (I used a knitting needle.)
- I love topstiched items, so topstitch around the sachet, except the hole left open to fill the little pocket.
- Use a funnel to fill the sachet with dried lavender or whatever dried flowers you prefer.
- Topstitch the opening close, and voila, you have a little sachet!
I think I got a little jealous of the little one and so I definitely need some sachets for myself. I think there's room for at least one right underneath my pillow!
Oh, and since I've not been able to successfully grow my own field of lavender in the last three years, I opted to purchase mine from this Etsy shop. I've also ordered some dried rose buds for future projects from this Etsy shop.