herb creations: make your own lavender sachets
I have a great herb garden just outside the back patio that my darling hubby built several years ago. The exceptionally warm spring produced a bumper crop of lavender in my herb garden, and I knew I had to create something to share that smelly goodness with friends and family. I harvested the stems of blooms and dried them on newspaper in my sunroom, then stripped the fragrant flowers for my project. I put together these sachets in an evening with a few scraps, a little hand embroidery and my sewing machine.
What you will need:
- 4 x 12 inch scrap of white fabric or muslin
- 4 x 12 inch scrap of lavender print fabric
- Green embroidery thread
- Lavender embroidery thread
- White sewing thread
- Wash away fabric marke
What you will need to do:
Take the white fabric and mark it into fourths with the fabric marker on the wrong side of the fabric. Mark the floral designs centered on each square on the right side of the fabric. Here’s a template for the flower, (but feel free to make your own).
Using a stem stitch, embroider the stem in green. Using a lazy daisy stitch, create the lavender blossoms.
Pin the lavender print and white embroidered fabric right sides together. Stitch ½ inch seam around the sides and top of the fabric sachets leaving the bottom open.
Stitch a ½ inch seam on each side of the markings to create 4 sachets. Cut on the marking line to separate each sachet.
Turn right side out and press. Fill each sachet with 2 teaspoons of lavender flowers. Fold in the ends and whip stitch with sewing thread to close.
Four delightful sachets to place in your linen closet, your lingerie drawer or under your pillow. Or make them as gifts to give away.
If hand embroidery is not really your thing, just use print fabric for the whole thing, it will make up even quicker.