Lavender Sachets {Tutorial}


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What better way to relax than to the calming scent of lavender?  I know that everybody doesn't enjoy the fragrance, but whatever fragrance you prefer, sachets are a wonderful way to spread the scent throughout, whether it be in the closets, or dresser drawers, or maybe even stashed in your car.

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 *

Materials:
  1. Fabric
  2. Dried flowers
  3. And of course the sewing notions
Directions:
  1. Cut two 5"x5" pieces of fabric for each sachet.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.)
  4. I love topstiched items, so topstitch around the sachet, except the hole left open to fill the little pocket.
  5. Use a funnel to fill the sachet with dried lavender or whatever dried flowers you prefer.
  6. Topstitch the opening close, and voila, you have a little sachet!
Now, I opted to make a small bow from grosgrain ribbon and handstitched it to the sachets at the end.

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.


Happy Crafting,


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8 comments:

  1. I have made some before, and they smelled really great. I love this pink ones

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  2. Love this idea! I planted a lavender plant outside my kitchen this year and have been tucking sprigs to dry behind my headboard. This is a great use for them once they're dry! Thanks for sharing!

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  3. they are so cute :) Thanks for sharing this. I never tried this before.
    Blessing,
    Delvalina

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  4. So beautiful! I am not sure about lavender scent or a field of lavender but these sachets look really pretty.

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  5. So pretty! I love making lavender sachets and the scent of lavender is always so calming. Have a great weekend, friend!

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  6. These are so beautiful Libby! I and more the recipient is very pleased. The baby clothes will smell yummy too!

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  7. They look extremely cute!!! I will have to make some when my baby comes... and some for my girls and me! since my girls love Rosemary I might make some too. Thanks for sharing! Love you!

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  8. They look extremely cute!!! I will have to make some when my baby comes... and some for my girls and me! since my girls love Rosemary I might make some too. Thanks for sharing! Love you!

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