For the Makers: DIY Lavender Sachet

Love lavender? Us too! This DIY project would be the perfect little gift for your bridesmaids.

Inspired by our grandmother’s linen cabinets this lavender sachet will keep your top drawer smelling like spring all year long. We fell in love with this gorgeous metallic linen and had to have it. To mix it up, try experimenting with different sachet shapes or create one larger sachet. It would be especially lovely monogrammed as a gift.

– scissors
– sewing needle (included!)
– tape
– pen
sachet template

– dried lavender
– metallic linen
– thread bobbin in smoke

Gather your tools and materials. You’ll need scissors, a pen, your template, a piece of paper and tape or a funnel.

We’ve created a template but you could also just wing it by cutting the fabric in quarters.

Begin with two quarters of fabric and place them right-side (the metallic side) in toward each other.

Cut your template around the smaller square. Trace along the edge of the template. Make two little marks to show where you’ll leave it unstitched until the very end.

Cut a few feet of thread and thread your needle.

Knot the thread and start stitching at the first little mark. Stitch along the line you just drew, stitching toward the corner. So that no lavender escapes into your drawers use a backstitch to create small, even stitches.

Backstitch is very similar to a basic running stitch. It begins exactly the same but when you’re coming up through the fabric to create your second stitch you’ll come up one stitch length away and then back through the same hole where you ended the first stitch.

Two steps forward and one step back!

When you get to the corner make a tiny stitch or two in the same place to secure the corners.

Once you’ve stitched to the second little mark you’ve drawn stop, tie a double knot and snip the thread.

Trim excess fabric leaving about a quarter inch, including the excess corners.

Flip the fabric metallic side out.

Use a pen to softly push out the corners.

Tuck in the excess fabric along the opening.

Create a paper funnel with paper and tape or use any small funnel you may have around. A funnel for filling a flask would be pretty perfect.

Add the lavender. Leaving room at the top to stitch.

Stitch up the opening with a small whipstitch. Begin with the knotted thread tucked in between the fabric.

You can stop once the opening is stitched shut or continue stitching all the way around the sachet if you’d like. We love the look of both. Decisions!

Knot your thread and snip the extra.

Then make another! Pamper yourself and your loved ones with the relaxing scent of lavender!
Thanks to our lovely friends at For the Makers who are so wonderful that you can purchase your very own lavender sachet kit!

about the author
For the Makers Working with companies like Kate Spade, Anthropologie and Marc Jacobs, Katie and Janet learned the ins and outs of finding the prettiest materials from every corner of the world. As the constant go-tos for friends looking for the perfect bead, ribbon or fabric, they realized they had to share. Braving tetanus on a regular basis, they’ll climb a mountain of chain or test a dozen shades of green before settling on just the right one. Crazy? Maybe. For the Makers is made with lots of glue in New York City.

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