I have been looking for sachets of some sort to put into my dresser drawers and closets and I have been having a hard time finding them, so I decided to make my own.
We had so much lavender this year that it just seemed like such a wast to just trim the bush and throw it away. So I dried it and used it for my sachets. These are so easy to make and if you are like me and can’t sew or don’t own a sewing machine then this is the project for you!
First you need a few supplies: Fabric or burlap, raffia or ribbon, stitch witchery (to bond the fabric) a stamp (optional), pinking sheers, some dried lavender and an iron. All available at Michaels (except the lavender) I bought the burlap at Michaels. It’s Crafty Cuts printed burlap for $4.99 and I also found some really cute tea towels at Home Sense for $6.99 each. I tried them both.
Step 1 – Fold over one side of your fabric to 4 1/2 inches or whatever size you want and iron and cut out your squares. (I places an old towel on the ironing board to protect it)
Step 2 – Cut out strips of the stitch witchery to cover three sides leaving one side open.
Step 3 – Iron together. The package suggested using a damp cloth to iron with but the fabric I used was fairly strong and thick so I just used the iron and steam to press with.
Step 6 and 7 – If you want to use a stamp you can either do it now or before you stuff the pouch.
Step 8 – Use pinking sheers to cut the edges to give it a cleaner look and stop the fabric from fraying. Here is a picture of the Crafty Cuts burlap from Michaels. It’s really easy to use and already sized for width. Do use a damp cloth when ironing this to protect your iron from the black paint on the fabric and the stich witchery. Step 9 – Tie them in bundles of three with ribbon or raffia and give them away as gifts or keep them for yourself. I think it took me less than an hour to make 9 pouches and they smell heavenly!
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