Christmas Countdown: Christmas is just 5 weeks away!
No matter where you are in your sewing journey, you can whip up a bunch of these sweeties for gifts this year. This is very much a beginner project because let's face it, I'm definitely still in the beginner phase of sewing. The sachets are absolutely customize-able: choose fabric to match your recipient's personality and choose a scent your recipient will adore.
Here's what you need to make lavender sachets:
- A quarter yard of fabric (this will make 4 sachets)
- Sewing machine and thread
- Pinking scissors (optional)
- Rice (tip: don't throw away expired rice; save it for projects!)
- Essential oils or dried flowers/herbs
- Wash and dry your fabric; iron as needed.
- Use the ruler to be sure all sides are even; most fabrics cut at the store are not.
- Measuring in 4.5 x 4.5 squares, cut out 8 pieces of fabric. This will make 4 sachets.
- Putting the wrong sides of fabric against each other so the right sides are facing out, sew a straight stitch along the edges for three sides. Leave at least a half inch hem.
- Stuff the sachet with rice and dried flowers/herbs. If you opt to use essential oils, you'll want to mix up the rice and oils in a bowl before dumping the rice mixture in the sachet.
- Sew up the last side.
- For extra fanciness, use pinking scissors to cut along the sides of the sachet to give the sachet a nice finished look.