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Lavender Sachets

Christine Weber

Sweetly scented of spring, these sachets filled with lavender and tied with a ribbon are lovely to slip into a drawer for freshly scented linen or lingerie.

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Materials and Equipment:

  • a piece of patterned cotton, about 6 inches wide and 8 inches long
  • sewing pins
  • a piece of lacy edging, about 1 inch wide and 10 inches long
  • a needle
  • thread to match your fabric
  • a piece of pretty ribbon, about a foot long
  • dried lavender, a few scoops or enough to fill one sachet
  • scissors

Instructions:

  1. Fold the longer edge over 1/2 an inch to create a seam allowance. Pin the piece of lacy edging along the inside of this folded edge, so that about 1/2 an inch of lace peeks up over the edge (see photo). Sew the material and lace tightly together.
  2. Next fold the piece of material in half width-wise, with the pattern facing inward.
  3. Pin together the lengths and the non-lace end of the material so that you have a bag with the top end (the end with the lace sewn onto it) open.
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  5. Sew the pinned edges together.
  6. Turn the material inside out. You should have small bag with a lacy edge around the top opening.
  7. Fill the bag with dried lavender until 2/3 full.
  8. Tie the bag closed with the ribbon.
  9. Place your sachet in a drawer and breathe in deeply next time you open it!

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