Lavender Sachets

lavender-sachets

lavender-sachets

lavender-sachets

lavender-sachets

This post is a tutorial on how to make these little sachets to preserve the heavenly smell of lavender.

Material:

  • Transparent white fabric: tulle, gauze, etc.
  • White sewing thread
  • Color sewing thread to decorate the sachet, if you wish
  • Lavender

Instructions:

Cut two 10.2 cm / 4” squares in your fabric. Place the squares back to back and keep into place with pins.

Sew all around with a straight stitch and a white thread, at a distance of 1.3 cm / 1/2” from the edges, leaving a 3.8 cm / 1 1/2” gap.

lavender-sachet

Insert lavender inside the sachet. Push the lavender to the side farthest from the gap and sew a straight line to close the gap.

Sew over the straight stitch with a decorative stitch, using white or color thread. Push the lavender away from the stitching line to avoid stitching through the flowers.

lavender-sachets

Printable versions of this tutorial can be found on my web site, in English and in French.

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Other posts about lavender and summer:

 

Lavender for the baby quilt - francenadeau.com

Lavender for the Baby quilt

Lavender Greeting Cards - francenadeau.com

Lavender Greeting Cards

Mid-Summer Abecedary - francenadeau.com

Mid-Summer Abecedary

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Blue Bird Abecedary

 

12 thoughts on “Lavender Sachets

  1. 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.

    • Thank you, Lorna! Making decorative stitches with the sewing machine is so easy: I only need to use one hand to make sure the fabric stays into place. Why not taking advantage of it?

  2. This is great! I have some lavender growing in my garden. Do you need to dry it out or can you pick it and place it into the bags right away? Thanks for the tutorial!

    • I placed the lavender into the sachets right after picking it. This method makes much less mess than with dried stems, I find. And you can place the stem in any position you wish: bouquet like, in a X from corner to corner, randomly, etc. In my last picture, you can see that I positioned them as if it were a bouquet. 🙂
      P.S.: I love your heart quilt in your blog banner!

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