Ravioli Sachets

Quilt Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting In The Rain - Ravioli SachetsRecognize these fabrics? That’s because I used scraps from my latest quilt to make the above sachets. I love using every last bit! So I know I already have a lavender sachet tutorial, but I just love these simple and satisfying projects that make wonderful homemade gifts. Plus I’m really liking this ravioli design which I recently made pillow covers using the same idea. I made these sachets for a friend’s birthday and she loved them. How could you not love something that’s cute, fluffy and smells yummy year round?! :o)

Below is the tutorial in case you’re interested. Six simple steps…

Materials:

  • Scrap fabric
  • Coordinating thread
  • Lavender buds

Step 1: Cut two 5.75″ squares. I used a thin, white muslin fabric for the back of the sachet.

Quilt Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting In The Rain - Ravioli Sachets
Step 2: With right sides facing together, sew a 1/4″ seam around the perimeter; leave a 2.5″ opening as designated in red. Start and end your stitch with a back-stitch. Trim off the corners as shown below.

Quilt Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting In The Rain - Ravioli Sachets
Step 3: Through the opening, turn right side out and then press flat with an iron. As shown below, mark with tape where the 2.5″ opening is.

Quilt Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting In The Rain - Ravioli Sachets
Step 4: Sew a 1/2″ seam allowance around the perimeter, except where the 2.5″ opening is. Use the tape as a guide for where to start your stitch, and where to end it.

Sewing a 1/2″ seam allowance around the corners can be a little tricky. You can either mark 1/2″ at all four corners as a guide. Or you can slow down your stitching speed as you approach the corners and eyeball where it looks like 1/2″; then simply lift the presser foot and rotate the sachet 90 degrees to see if it lines up at the 1/2″ marker on your sewing machine. If it doesn’t, simply rotate it back and sew a few more stitches until it lines up.

Quilt Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting In The Rain - Ravioli Sachets
Step 5: Fill the sachet with lavender buds through the 2.5″ opening. I made a little scoop by folding card stock in half and using it as a scoop/funnel.

Quilt Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting In The Rain - Ravioli Sachets
Step 6: Lastly, sew the 2.5″ opening closed. Start and end your stitch with a back-stitch. Optional: After you’ve sewn the opening closed so the buds don’t fall out, you can use fusible webbing to press the 1/2″ seam closed.

Quilt Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting In The Rain - Ravioli SachetsI’ve noticed a sachet makes a pretty cute (and yummy smelling!) pin cushion too. It’s a nifty little way to get some daily aromatherapy. ;-p

Quilt Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting In The Rain - Ravioli SachetsThanks for stopping by! As always, happy sewing!

9 Responses to Ravioli Sachets

  1. Cathy February 11, 2011 at 2:45 pm #

    I love these sachets. Haven't made one in years. thanks for the inspiration I will whip one or more up this weekend!!

    Great tutorial. thanks

  2. Meerkat February 15, 2011 at 9:17 pm #

    Thanks, I am going to try these !

  3. Molly March 5, 2011 at 3:17 am #

    Very cute…I love the scent of lavender. Weekend project coming up! šŸ™‚

  4. Graciela August 17, 2011 at 1:51 pm #

    Great blog!!!!!
    thanks for sharing, I' follower now from Argentina
    kisses for you

  5. Paula Z in AZ June 26, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    These are adorable! I wonder, however, instead of sewing the 'opening' closed – prior to sewing the two pieces together – sew two 2.5" pieces of Velcro to each side. Thus making it possible to replace the lavender buds.

    I'm going to try it, for a friend's birthday, all I need now is to pick out some green fabrics and shamrock material, she's loves shamrocks . What a perfect quick gift!!!

  6. Anonymous July 11, 2013 at 2:07 am #

    Love them! I am going to make plenty for gifts.

    Thank You

  7. Anonymous October 4, 2014 at 12:21 pm #

    Great idea. Can also use pine needles for Christmas and cedar for woolens

  8. Kathy Whetstine December 28, 2015 at 2:09 am #

    Love these, making them now!!!! Thank you

  9. Helen Loring March 7, 2016 at 5:03 pm #

    Thanks šŸ˜Š Can’t wait to try this šŸ˜Š Helen in Redondo Beach, CA

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