Sewing

DIY Drawer Sachets

My mother shared with me at a young age the value of drawer sachets. Not only are they a beautiful thing to look at, so delicately put together and often adorned with sweet trinkets, but they smell amazing and make all your clothes smell amazing too. I usually keep them in my sock drawer but find that stashing a few in your pants/jeans drawer has great results too. 


The other weekend when I was in Sequim, Michael and I stopped at one of the many lavender farms to pick up some loose lavender so I could make my own sachets. Since then I’ve been so busy that I haven’t had a chance to do it – but this weekend I snuck in about 30-minutes so I can crank out a few  sachets. (And yep, it really took about 30-minutes.)


Here’s how I did it. And you can too! If you don’t have a sewing machine, use fabric glue or hot glue to hold the seams together. 


1. Cut a long rectangle of fabric – about 8 x 4 inches. 
2. Place the rectangle so the 8 inch side is on the top.
3. Fold one edge of the 8 inch side of the rectangle down, pin and sew (or glue in place). Try to keep at least 1/2 inch of space inside the fold as you’ll want enough space so you can thread some ribbon through the gap.    

4. Thread the ribbon through the gap in the fold along the 8-inch side.

5. Now do same fold and sew technique with one of both of the 4 inch sides of the rectangle and stitch (or glue in place). 
6. Fold the rectangle in half so the back side of the fabric is showing, sew (or glue) the bottom and side. Leave the top open. 

7. Turn the pouch inside out so the front side of the fabric should be showing. 
8. Pour in lavender or other potpourri and synch tight with the ribbon. 
9. Tie a double knot and bow. Ta-Da!

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