Who doesn’t love the smell of lavender? Lavender sachets make the perfect small gift or token of appreciation. You’ll need a sewing machine and very basic sewing skills for this project, but creating a lavender sachet is a perfect project for beginning sewists.
Difficulty level: Intermediate
Time required: 45 minutes
Age range: 10+
Things you’ll need:
Small amount of quilting cotton fabric, enough to make two squares of 5″ each
Sewing machine and sewing notions, such as pins and thread
Things to do:
1. Cut open your muslin bag.
2. From the muslin, cut two squares that are 4 1/2″ each.
3. Sew them together with a 1/4″ seam allowance, leaving an opening about 2-3″ wide on one end – this is so you can fill it with lavender. Trim cut the corners as shown.
4. Fill the bag with lavender but don’t make it so full that you can’t easily close it and sew it shut.
5. After sewing the opening shut, trim the raw edges to about 1/8″ all the way around.
6. Cut two pieces of the quilting cotton to 5″ square. Pin wrong sides together and sew together with a 1/4″ seam allowance. Leave about 3-4″ open on one side.
7. Insert the muslin, lavender-filled bag into the cotton one, and sew closed.
8. Trim all the edges with pinking shears.
9. Sew a Handmade with Love” heart into one corner.