How to make… a Lavender sachet
6x6" piece of colorful fabric 6x6" piece of 100% linen fabric Matching thread ½ cup dried lavender Create a batch of beautiful sachets and make your house smell amazing at the same time. This super-simple sewing project is great way to make something special for Mother’s Day, teacher appreciation, a thank you gift, a housewarming gift... you get the idea! Stock up on them and you’ll never be without a quick present. Oh, and it’s an awesome way to use up those pretty fabric scraps.
Cut 6” squares of fabric and 01 linen. I usually cut a bunch at once and then sew up batches of sachets.
Stack your top and bottom 02 fabric with the right side facing inside. 03 Start sewing about ¾ of the way down the right side and continue all the way around the square until you have a couple inches left. Back stitch with your machine. I sew about ¼” in from the edge. You’ll want to leave a big enough opening to work with, so sew slowly. 04 Cut the corners off carefully. This helps the corners look nice when it’s finished.
05 Flip the sachet to show the right side of the fabric on the outside. Flatten it a bit and make sure your corners look sharp by using your finger to push on the corners from the inside. 06 Sew around the edge again leaving the opening the same size. 07 Roll up a small piece of card stock to use as a funnel. Then fill the sachet with dried lavender using a little scoop. 08 Shake your sachet to settle the lavender to one side and hold it carefully while you sew up the opening. If there’s lavender too close to the edge, you’ll have a hard time sewing straight… trust me. That’s it! You’ve completed a perfect little lavender sachet. It’s sure to be just the first of many... they never fail to delight as gifts! Get creative with your sachets by using mix-and-match fabric or all linen. Or embroider a design on the top, such as a shell or a seahorse... there are a million ways to make them special. These sachets were made with designer fabric by Jennifer Paganelli (Sis Boom).