Today I’m sharing how to make lavender sachets, and I’m so happy with the way mine turned out. I’m sure after you make some of these for yourself, you’ll want to make more for gifts. I’m also sharing ideas on how to recycle vintage linens when making sachets.
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How To Make Lavender Sachets
First of all, if you want to make lavender sachets you don’t necessarily need to buy new fabric. Think about using fabric remnants, vintage linens or even old oxford shirts, but before you start make sure they are free of stains or holes.😉
The fabric I’m using is a combination of feather proof ticking, gingham and calico prints. The yellow ticking fabric is left over from a pillow project, but the other three are new.
To tell you the truth I wasn’t very inspired with most of the fabric in my stash, so I bought the green calico to coordinate with the yellow ticking. Then the blue gingham and floral print caught my eye, and as you can guess, I couldn’t resist.
I ended up making a lot more sachets than I planned, but after starting, I got into this creative mode to see what I could come up with. Just for fun, I pulled out some vintage linens to see what would work.
It’s kind of interesting to see how we can reuse old linens, such as the hand crocheted lace from a vintage doily. I’m also using the lace corners from a vintage handkerchief.
I have no doubt, my grandma would love to see how I’m reusing these items that she created more than 60 years ago. The way I look at it, as long as I’m making sachets, I might as well make a few that are extra special.
- cotton fabric
- needle and embroidery thread
- fabric scissors
- pinking sheers
- lavender flower buds
- lace (optional)
- iron and ironing board (optional)
- fabric fusible webbing (optional)
- Cut out fabric into 4″ to 5″ squares, 2 for each sachet.
- Embellish with ribbon, strips of fabric or lace. I like to use fusible webbing such as Stitch Witchery for securing the lace, ribbon or fabric strips. Of course there’s nothing wrong with making plain sachets, so this step is optional.
- Hand stitch the 2 squares of fabric together leaving a little bit of border around the edge and a 1″ gap on one side. That’s the spot where you will fill with lavender.
- I’m using embroidery thread in a contrasting color to make the sachets look a little more interesting. If you don’t want to hand stitch use a sewing machine with a contrasting thread color instead.
- If you want to add a loop of ribbon for hanging over a hook or coat hanger, do that as you are stitching around your square.
- Trim around the edge with picking sheers for a uniform edge.
- Use a plastic funnel, or roll up a cone shape funnel using paper that is open at both ends to fill your square bag with lavender flower buds. I’m using about a third of a cup in each one.
- Stitch the opening closed, and now you have a finished lavender sachet.
How To Use Lavender Sachets
Every time I open a drawer and breath in a hint of lavender from a sachet it’s like a special gift. If you looking for ways to freshen up a closed space, here are some suggestions of how to use lavender sachets.
- loop over a coat hanger
- hang on a hook in a closet
- slip into a drawer
- stow in luggage
- place next to your bed
- tuck into your linen closet
When the time comes to refresh the lavender fragrance, just add a couple of drops of lavender essential oil on the sachet.
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What a wonderful gift these will make for friends, teachers, neighbors and don’t forget Mother’s Day too. Thanks so much for stopping by today and reading how to make lavender sachets.
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