Making Lavender Sachets
One of my favorite herbal crafts is making lavender sachets. It is creative and relaxing and makes wonderful gifts from your garden. I dry my lavender buds after cutting from my garden beds. You can also purchase dried buds for crafting at local lavender farms or online herb sources. You can make your sachets any shape or size mine are simple small squares. Choose fabric that makes you happy or recycle favorite used clothing or vintage linens. Here are the simple directions and materials:
DIY Lavender Sachet
2 - 5 inch squares of natural fabric such as cotton
1 /4 cup dried lavender buds
needle and thread - sewing machine
With right sides together. Stitch three sides of your fabric squares using a needle and thread or sewing machine. I use a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Turn inside out and press. Fill with dried buds and stitch the open end closed with a needle and thread. You now have a cute little sachet to enjoy. You can also decorate with beads and buttons. I usually make several at a time and keep a few on hand for gift giving.
To use: Tuck inside drawers to protect your clothes and linens from fabric eating pests. Toss in a dryer to scent your clothes. Place inside bags, suitcase, and boxes to keep them fresh. Place under your pillow or next to your bed for sweet dreams.
Yield: one sachet
For more ideas using lavender look inside my new workbook "Beautiful Lavender"
You are beautiful!!!