Hi there! I wanted to share these cute lavender sachets I made using fabric from my 5th collection called Madame Fleur. As I was typing this post and upon mentioning that I gifted these sachets to my quilty friends who helped sew projects for my booth at quilt market, I then realized I never shared photos from Fall Quilt Market 2019 – so I’m going to squeeze that in here too! In addition, I have the sachet pattern for you all! It will make the perfect homemade Christmas gift.
The little charms I beaded myself and are made using vintage glass beads (except for the cameo brooch – those I got from Michael’s craft stores!).
I only wish you could smell these! They smell heavenly!
Madame Fleur Sachet Tutorial
Here’s how to make them. You will need the following pieces of fabric cut, plus some lace trim (optional), ribbon for the loopy-loop handle (also optional) and lavender.
First, take some lace and align it along the 3″ x 3.5″ rectangle as shown in the first image below. Next, take the 4″ x 3.5″ piece and align it on top of the smaller piece (lace in between) with right sides facing together (RSFT). Sew a 1/4″ seam allowance as shown.
Press open. It will look similar to the first image below. If you decide you want your sachet to have a little beaded charm, this would be the time to tie it on. If you want a little loopy handle, then take a few inches of ribbon and fold it in half to create a loop. Place on the left side (with the curve of the loop facing inwards & raw edges of the ribbon sticking outside). Pin in place.
Lastly, align the backing fabric on top with RSFT. Sew a 1/4″ seam allowance around the perimeter as shown in the 2nd image below. Be sure to leave a 3-4″ opening. Remove pins as you go and start and end your stitch with a back-stitch. Turn right side out through the opening, press, then fill with lavender. Sew the opening closed (I hand-stitched it).
That’s it! These make wonderful Christmas gifts.
I gifted the sachets to my friends that helped make projects for my Madame Fleur booth at quilt market which took place in October 2019 in Houston, TX. With that prompt, I will jump right into market and share my booth!
Here’s a Before picture of my booth….
And the After!!! As you can see, it takes a village to fill up a booth!
The lighting inside the convention center is awful, but I managed to take a few more brighter photos here with my fancy camera 😉
You can read more about Madame Fleur fabrics in THIS POST.
The two big quilts hanging on the back wall will be free patterns coming soon. If you follow me on instagram, you will have seen lots of WIP photos of these beauties. 🙂
Anyway, as mentioned these sachets were made specifically for the ladies who helped sew projects for my booth as a small gesture of my thanks. I couldn’t have done it without them!
Oh! And in case you didn’t know, Madame Fleur fabric will be available in stores April 2020!
What started out to be a short post to share my lavender sachets became a super lengthy post, LOL. Hope you found some inspiration =)
As always, thanks for reading me!
very pretty colors, Jera.
The sachets are perfect
Great pictures, beautiful quilts and fabric!
I love your sachets. Thank you for sharing your how-to.
Thank you for sharing sachets are lovely do have any suggestions as where to find charms it is all very pretty
Thank you! I found the charms at Michael’s craft store. But any bead shop would have lots of fun charms to choose from!
Hi Jera, Thank you for sharing how you made the lovely sachets! Can you please share a source for the lavender? I’d love to make a few for gifts. Thanks!
Hi! My local lavender farm sold out of their bulk lavender, so I bought mine online at Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/DriedDecor-com-French-Lavender-Dried-Buds/dp/B005LFQ5QW/ref=pd_cp_325_1/145-5196273-5513425?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B005LFQ5QW&pd_rd_r=ed84f922-bb89-4f51-a77f-6b62a87e5960&pd_rd_w=Vn41T&pd_rd_wg=Oz56b&pf_rd_p=0e5324e1-c848-4872-bbd5-5be6baedf80e&pf_rd_r=5D2EHY2HRYV0GVCRZTEW&psc=1&refRID=5D2EHY2HRYV0GVCRZTEW
love these…would make lovely gifts as you say :). Now to figure out how to save this post, somehow somewhere 😉
Sara, this is how I save posts. I click on the’ share’ button and email it to myself. I’m sure there are other ways as well. This works for me when I’m on my phone.
Hello. Our guild, Rouge Valley Quilters Guild, in Toronto Canada would like to arrange for a virtual QAYG workshop for members delivered via zoom in April 2021. Do you provide 1/2 day workshops using your techniques, or do you know of anyone from the Seattle MQG that might?
I just love this types of post, amazing
I love Sweet Beginnings. I love all of your collections and try to pick up at least a part of each group. Do you plan on continuing designing fabrics now that you’re back to work full time?
Love what you did with your booth. One thing though, the white cord from your lamp, I would tape it up against the wall, mailing tape it clear & strong.