Easy to Make Lavender Sachets are a Great Gift for any Occasion
Today, I have an idea for a super quick and inexpensive gift for coworkers or friends (or yourself!) that you can whip up in just a few minutes. These little sachets are so easy to make and they smell divine!
This year, I decided to do something with the lavender from my garden, so I cut some, brought it in the house and dried it. Sachets are such a quick and simple holiday gift, I just had to make some! Here’s how I did it.
Step-by-Step How to Make Lavender Sachets
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Step One: Cut the Fabric
First, cut 2 matching 4″ squares of fabric (although it occurs to me now that they would be just as cute with 2 coordinating fabrics as well). If you need the cutting supplies, here’s a rotary cutter, mat and ruler set for a reasonable price.
Step Two: Sew Layers Together
Next, line them up right sides together and sew around all 4 sides, leaving a small opening on one side for turning.
Step Three: Turn Right Side Out
After this, turn it right side out. If you can’t get the corners out, use a pencil or pen to push them out.
Step Four: Stuff your Sachet
Now that your sachet is right side out, start stuffing it. I used loose stuffing and filled it about halfway at first. This is similar to the stuffing I used, but while I was searching for this link, I found buckwheat hulls, which might be a better idea as they will give the sachet a bit of weight. They are, however, rather expensive, so you might want to shop around if you’d like to use them.
Step Five: Add the Lavender
Then, take a handful of lavender and mush it up a little if you need to so it fits in the opening. Put that in, then fill the sachet the rest of the way with stuffing. You can add more or less lavender based on how much scent you want, let your nose be your guide!
Step Six: Sew your Sachet Closed
After this, all you have to do is hand stitch the opening closed and your sachet is ready to go!
A Second Sachet Variation
I also decided to make a variation. I used pinking shears to cut this one out so it would have a cute little border. Just remember, you’ll sew this one wrong sides together as there will be no turning. Again, make sure to leave an opening for stuffing.
After this, the procedure is the same as for the first one, except that you can finish stitching it closed on the machine instead of by hand.
Add some Embellishments
Once I had this one finished, I decided it would look nice with a ribbon on it, so I added one. Since I didn’t want the thread that I attached it with to show, I first took the thread down through the top layer and back up, then tied a knot.
Now all you have to do is sew the bow on with tiny stitches, then knot your thread off underneath the bow, and voila, a cute, inexpensive and easy to make gift for a friend or coworker!
Ideas to Try
Different Fabrics, Shapes & Embellishments
There are so many fun variations you can try. What about a different kind of fabric? Even satin or silk if you want to get ooh-la-la fancy. You can add buttons to the front or more than one bow. If your sewing skills permit, you can even make them round instead of square.
And, if you don’t have your very own lavender plants, or lavender really isn’t your thing, you can always grab some potpourri from the store and use that instead. I personally think these would be delicious with either a cinnamon or pumpkin spice-scented potpourri. I found this one on Amazon, and as a bonus, there are 8 (at least as of today) different “flavors” to choose from. Apple Cinnamon, Candy Cane, and even a Lavender one. YUM!!!
Recommended Fabric Retailer
If you’re looking for fabric to use for this project, I highly recommend Keepsake Quilting. I’m not affiliated with them, but have been a customer for years, both in person and via online orders, and their customer service and selection is second to none. You can check them out here.
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