Another speedy but highly satisfying craft. I have an abundance of lavender growing at my house because 1) I love it! 2) Smells good! 3) Thought my bees would like it (not so much) and 4) drought tolerant (read – lazy).Cut out fabric. I really like to use charm packs as they are already a great size and have pinked edges. For the back I use scraps or linen. Cut it about 1 inch bigger than the top piece. If using a charm pack, they measure 5 inch square.
Sew almost all the way around the squares. I did this batch with wrong sides together so seams are exposed, but you could put the right sides together, sew and then flip out. Probably wouldn’t need the extra inch on the back piece. Be sure to leave yourself about 2 inch opening to fill with lavender. Also, if you want to put a loop of ribbon or twine so the sachet can hang, just create a loop and place in between fabric and sew over it when going around.
Fill the sachet with lavender. I use a funnel, but don’t try one that is too narrow or it won’t go through. You could also use paper and roll to make a funnel. For these sachets I used just under a cup of seeds. I also picked out the pokey bits.
Get ready to sew the opening shut. I like to gently shake to get the lavender to settle to the bottom and then pin it shut parallel to the edge so the stuff doesn’t tumble out. Sew it!
Trim around the edges and you are DONE!
5 thoughts on “Lavender Sachets – Keep your drawers smellin’ fresh”
What a pretty yet simple idea. I’m going to try this as soon as I figure out how to remove the buds from the flower.
Yay! I just wore garden gloves, pinched below the flowers and pulled the branch through one by one… Squeegish… 🙂 Good luck!
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