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Lavender Sachets

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ow lovely is this hanging sachet?  One of the things I really like about lavender sachets (aside from how easy they are to make) is that they’re oh-so versatile.

You can use them to lightly scent a lingerie drawer, hang them on a nursery room door or gift them to friends and loved ones.

lavender heart sachet


Over the years, I’ve gifted these lavender-filled sachets and they’ve always been so well-received.

Throughout this post, you’ll get to see my embroidery machine in action.

Of courses, you can always hand embroidery an image of your choice but I’m taking this opportunity to share with you the beauty of machine embroidery.

lavender embroidery

If you’re not lucky enough to have access to your own personal lavender fields (I am not), then the next best thing is your local whole food or natural food store where you buy dried lavender in bulk.

It’s very inexpensive and you can pick up a huge bag lavender for just a few dollars.

Lavender sachet supplies

I wanted these sachets to have a slightly worn, vintage quality so I used some grain cloth that I had in my fabric stash.

Grain cloth has a soft but rustic texture that really lends itself nicely to this kind of project (and many others).

linen and lavender

If you’ve never considered getting an embroidery machine before, this simple project may make you think twice.

Lavender-sachet-stitches

The fun part of home embroidery is watching the image slowly take shape right before your eyes.

What starts out as blank fabric, is quickly transformed one stitch at a time and one color change at a time.

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Here’s a look at the finished embroidered images.

Pretty cool, huh?

It’s not too early to start thinking about an embroidery machine for Christmas.

Lavender sachet embroidery

Sketch a heart template (or download one from online) and place it under the fabric and hold both up to a window to position the embroidered image in the center of the heart shape.

Pin to hold the template  in place and then cut the fabric in the shape of the heart.

Lavender sachet window

I like to work in assembly line fashion.

So, I stitched out the embroidery image on multiple pieces of fabric before cutting the embroidered cloth into a heart shape.

You’ll need two heart shapes for each sachet.

Lavender sachet hearts

Every crafter should have jute on hand and I use this sturdy, burlap-type string for more projects than I can name.

Cut a 6-inch piece of jute and fold it over to form a loop.

Lavender sachet jute

Place the loop in the top of the heart shape with the ends facing out. Hold the jute in place as you stitch the “V” shape of the heart.

Stitch this same area twice to ensure the loop is totally secure.

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With RIGHT sides together, stitch all the way around the heart using a 1/4-inch seam allowance.

Leave a 1-inch opening in the seam along one side of the heart shape.

Lavender heart sachets

Boost and enhance the fragrance of the dried lavender with a few drops of lavender oil which you can find at most crafts stores.

Add a few drops of oil to the lavender, stir and then spread out on a flat surface.

Allow to dry and seal in a plastic bag until ready to use.

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Meanwhile, gently turn the heart inside out through the opening in the seam.

Use a small funnel (or envelope) to pour some of the scented lavender into the seam opening.

You could fill the entire sachet with lavender or just use enough (about 1/4-cup) of dried lavender which would be enough to provide a long-lasting scent.

Lavender sachet funnel

Your dried lavender will go a lot further if you supplement the sachet-filling with cotton stuffing.

Don’t over-stuff the sachet. Use the eraser-end of a pencil or a knitting needle to help push the cotton stuffing into the edge and point of the sachet.

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Then, close the opening in the sachet with a simple slip stitch using matching thread.

Next step requires you pull to out your trusty hot glue gun.

Snip a small piece of jute and tie it in a bow with tails.  Attach the bow to the front center of the heart sachet.

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Embellish the sachets with just about anything you like.

I used a few artificial blooms and greenery along with a small snippet of jute for a bow.

 

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I also added some floral elements to the back of the sachet to give the project a more finished presentation on both sides.

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I think the fabric and jute give these pretty sachets a slightly vintage look.

Make these pretty and softly-scented sachets to gift to friends and loved ones but be sure to make a few for yourself too.

  Heart sachets graphic

 

 Thanks for stopping by.

I’ll see you back here next time.

 I wrote a similar version of this heart-shaped sachet project which first appeared on Ella Claire Inspired on May 28, 2015.

 

  • Brandy @ The Prudent Homemaker

    Your work is always beautiful, Lisa!

  • Natalie

    where did you get the embroider pattern from it’s adorable.

    • Lisa Tutman-Oglesby

      Thanks, Natalie.
      I found this embroidery design at an online shop called the embroidery library. (emblibrary.com)
      Just google it and you’ll find a ton of gorgeous designs.
      Good luck with your project.

  • [email protected] Designs

    These sachets are gorgeous…and I love how you placed the fabric and the heart form in the window to get the correct placement…I have always struggled with that!….What a beautiful gift and anyone would so love!…Have a great weekend!

  • Linda

    I am passing this post to my daughter. She loves hand work and all sorts of sewing projects. The sachets are so pretty.

  • Georgina

    Lisa,this is absolutely lovey! I made sachets when I was a young mother many years ago. You’ve inspired me to return to some of the crafts from my youth. Instead of making these lovelies for my little girl, who is now all grown up and a mother of five, I’ll make a few for my little granddaughter…she’ll love it too.
    Thank you for that nostalgic walk down memory lane…going to get right on this.
    Siempre,
    Georgina

  • Sherry Myers

    This is adorable. I too, have done hand embroidery. Your machine is fascinating. I am a new follower of your blog and am looking forward to seeing all your creativity. How lucky are the recipients of your sweet sachets. Thank you for the inspiration.
    Sherry

  • Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    The sachet are adorable and I love the delicate embroidery. I used to hand embroider by the hours. That was one of the first things I learned as a very young girl. If I had an embroidery sewing machine I may not ever get anything done — I’d spend the entire day sewing to my hearts content. Besides loving to cook, sewing is my other passion. I enjoy getting some fabric, cutting it and then putting the pieces together and have something beautiful out of it. Your crafts are always so adorable. Have a nice day!!

  • Stacey

    How pretty! Those would make wonderful little gifts.

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