French Lavender is one of my favorite scents and I’ve been wanting to make lavender sachets for the longest time. I finally found a source for inexpensive lavender buds and placed an order immediately. It’s so easy to make these fragrant little sachets! Simply follow these 5 easy steps and you’ll have pretty little sachets to tuck in your drawers or wherever you want to leave the sweet scent of lavender.
Another bonus is that it doesn’t take very long to make them.
Step One: Gather your supplies. I used flour cloth dish towels to make the sachets. I found this 3-pack at Target for just $3.99. I purchased a one pound bag of fragrant premium lavender buds online for $12.
Step Two: Cut wide strips from the flour sack dish cloths. I made both 4″ and 5″ sachets. You need to allow room for the seams so for a 5″ sachet, you’ll want your strip to be 10 1/2″ long by 5 1/2″ wide, which means you’ll have quarter-inch seams.
Step Three: Decorate your lavender sachets before sewing. I decided to stamp mine with a charming bird’s nest in a French blue color. I already had these stamping supplies so there was no additional fee.
At the last minute I decided the lavender sachets would look pretty if they were made to look like French grain sack. Lucky for me I had a wee bit of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint leftover from a furniture project. It was actually a custom mix of Paris Grey and Louis Blue. I figured I had a steady enough hand to paint the stripes free hand if I didn’t rush it. Normally I would use acrylic paint, but I surmised that Annie Sloan Chalk Paint sticks to pretty much everything, so why not try it out on fabric?
Step Four: Once your paint is dry, fold right sides of the towel together and sew the three sides, leaving a space of almost 2 inches unstitched so that you can turn the sachet right side out. When your done, turn the sachet right side out.
Step Five: Stuff the sachet with the lavender buds and sew the hole shut. The easiest way to fill the sachet with the buds is to use a funnel. You can also spoon the buds into the opening of the sachet. After the lavender sachet is full, sew the opening together by hand using a simple slip stitch.
I made a total of 5 lavender sachets but I have supplies to make several more. They’re perfect when you need to give a small gift and will also look pretty used as decoration on a present. You can embellish them a variety of ways. I think I’ll make some with cross-stitched monograms or some other type of embroidery.
I hope you’ll try this easy project on your own!