I love the fresh scent of lavender! And it’s so easy to make these simple sachets scented with lavender as a gift for your Mom or anyone. These little sachets are quick and easy and when you’re done simply tuck them into clothing draws, closets or even a suitcase that might need a little natural freshening.
The sachets can easily be made from scraps of fabric that you may have lying around. They make great gifts and you can customize the fabric for the person you’re giving it to.
I happened to have a cute little piece of fabric that I wanted to use for this project but I have also made them with charm squares (pre-cut quilting fabric in 5 x 5 inch squares) or with squares I have cut myself that are anywhere from 3 ½ inches to 6 inches in size.
What you will need for the project:
Scissors and pins
To start, sew two squares together leaving a 1 – 1/2-inch opening on one side. Lay two pieces wrong sides together. My seam allowance was dictated by the pattern on my fabric. Normally I use a ½ inch seam allowance. Don’t forget to backstitch at the beginning and end of your stitches.
Now fill it. You don’t want to fill it too full or you won’t be able to sew it shut. A little lavender goes a long way. I usually add about ½ tablespoon of lavender and the some polyester fiberfill in the middle and finish up with another ½ tablespoon of lavender.
Close the opening. To keep the lavender buds for my needle I usually use a pin to hold it in place when I sew up the opening.
Pinking the edges is not just decorative. Pinking around the edges keeps them from fraying.
Tie them up with a cute little bow and you have a sweet little gift that is also sweet smelling,
One great use for these sachets is to use the in the dryer. Toss them in when the clothes are only just damp, then store it in a dark place until your next load. The charm pack 5 X 5 squares are the perfect size for this use and they are already pinked.