5 Easy Steps to Make French Lavender Sachets

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.

Lavender Sachets at Town and Country LivingYou can decorate your sachets in a number of ways, which makes this project fun!

Another bonus is that it doesn’t take very long to make them.

 

Supplies for Making Lavender SachetsStep 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.

 

Cut wide strips to make sachetsStep 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.

 

Rubber Stamp and Stamping PaintStep 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.

 

Annie Sloan Chalk PaintAt 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?

 

Sewing a SachetStep 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.

 

Stamped Lavender SachetStep 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.

 

How to Make Lavender Sachets at Town and Country LivingIn addition to the lavender buds, I bought a couple bouquets of fragrant dried French lavender bouquets.

 

How to Make Lavender Sachets at Town and Country LivingI 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.

 

How to Make Lavender Sachets at Town and Country LivingI’m so glad I finally made my French lavender sachets. They were so easy and I can’t wait to make more.

I hope you’ll try this easy project on your own!

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  1. I love the smell of lavender and bought a bag of buds 5 years ago while in Prince Edward Island. I have made a couple of sachets with purchased bags. Your sweet little bags are perfect made from tea towels. I love the birds nest stamp. So pretty!

  2. Your sachets are wonderful. Another great use for flour sacks, too. I really like the idea of making them look like you used French grain sacks to make the sachets. Thanks for the great tutorial!

  3. These look really lovely, Jennifer! I’m sure they smell great, too. Love the idea of using the stamp. I don’t know why I never think of my stamps for things like this.

    If you get a chance, I’m co-hosting on The Creative HomeAcre Blog Hop now and it would be great if you linked this project up. : )

  4. This is such a charming and easy project, the very best kind, n’est-ce pas? :) Your nest stamp and blue stripe add the perfect touch. Your photos are so pretty!

  5. JaneEllen says:

    Gotta love your sachets. They are not only pretty but so practical, who wouldn’t want one or more of these in their drawers? I’ll have to be seeing what stamps I want to use for my sachets. Love idea of the stripes. Have always wanted to make some but just never got around to it. First I’ll have to get some lavender to put in them. Great tutorial and post. Hope you have a wonderful week.

  6. Botanic Bleu says:

    What a great job on the lavender sachets! I have the same bird’s nest stamp. :) I made blue silk sachets about 6-7 years ago and stamped some of them with that same stamp! I use some of them as Christmas ornaments.

    I love the way your white flour sacks look with the blue stripe and the blue bird’s nests. You must have a more steady hand than I do. I don’t think I could free-hand draw the stripes.

    Judith

  7. Jennifer, these are just beautiful and I love lavender! You did a lovely job on these and thank you so much for sharing! Have a wonderful week!

  8. These would make wonderful gifts! Very pretty. I love the smell of lavender. Thanks for the idea Jennifer.

  9. just so charming, jennifer! and i bet they smell great, too:) tfs!

  10. Super cute! I love the flour sack idea for the sachets! I just bought some lavender too to fill some handmade sachets as well! I used a grain sack and cut out star shapes. I can’t wait to finish them.

  11. Jennifer,
    These are so adorable and I bet smell wonderful.
    Kris

  12. Jennifer, these are just darling, I would really love these. Too bad I can’t sew, that is a problem.

    Cynthia

  13. These are just beautiful!

  14. This would also be cute to make Easter egg shape fill them with lavender and put them into a Easter basket .

  15. They are so precious!
    Simply lovely, as the scient of lavender is!
    Hugs
    Silvia

  16. These are lovely!

  17. These are so beautiful. The pictures are just lovely. You inspire me to create one. Thank you so much for sharing. I am pinning this.!

    Ellya

    CuriositaEllya

  18. I’m sure they smell just wonderful, thanks for sharing your pretty sachets!

  19. These are darling! I bet they smell wonderful, too. I’m visiting today from Savvy Southern Style. I co-host a Linky Party Tuesday (open thru Sat) and I’d love for you to link up! I hope you get a chance to stop by, link up and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin

  20. LOVE these soooo much Jennifer….xo

  21. What an amazing tutorial! These are gorgeous!!
    Jamie @Better With Age

  22. These are beautiful! x

  23. Thanks for sharing these. Love to have lavender tucked all around the house and your sachets are so sweet.
    Have a Wonderful Day,
    Suzanne
    Pieced Pastimes

  24. What a great tutorial! I’ve always wanted to make some sachets!

  25. Lovely idea, Jennifer! Thanks for sharing.

  26. So pretty! Pinning :)

  27. Natalie says:

    What a nice project! I would love to make these but don’t know where to buy lavender buds at. You mentioned you finally found a source for inexpensive lavender buds. Please share!

    Thanks :)

  28. For those who would rather not learn from experience (mine is from a previous project, not this one), make sure you use ink meant for fabric. Most dye-based inks bleed (and can stain other fabrics).

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