Thursday, November 20, 2014

Crafty Christmas: Lavender Sachets

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)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • 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
Here's how you make lavender sachets:
  1. Wash and dry your fabric; iron as needed.
  2. Use the ruler to be sure all sides are even; most fabrics cut at the store are not.
  3. Measuring in 4.5 x 4.5 squares, cut out 8 pieces of fabric. This will make 4 sachets.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Sew up the last side.
  7. For extra fanciness, use pinking scissors to cut along the sides of the sachet to give the sachet a nice finished look.
Happy crafting!

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