Recognize 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…
- 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.
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.
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.
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.