Tutorial + free pattern: embroidered lavender sachets

 

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Lavender sachets not only smell good and look super cute, they also repel moths from your clothes. That sounds pretty appealing to me…so if you are keen to keep little bugs away and freshen up your drawers you might want to try this:

Material

  • piece of fabric (I used natural linen)
    small bag: 3.5″ x 12″ (9cm x 30cm)
    big bag: 5″ x 12″ (12.5cm x 30cm)
  • piece of ribbon 15″ (38cm)
  • embroidery floss and needle
  • dried lavender flowers
  • sewing machine
  • scissors
  • hand embroidery pattern (download here)

Step 1
Cut the fabric and interfacing
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Step 2
Trace the pattern onto the fabric in the upper half using your water-soluble pen
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Step 3
Iron on the interfacing
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Step 4
Use 2strands of embroidery floss and start stitching the design as per the instructions on the pattern. Try to make short neat stitches
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Step 5
Sew the left and right hand side as shown using a straight stitch
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Step 6
clip off the corners
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Step 7
Attach a ribbon approx. 2” from the top – I used the sewing machine but you could also do this by hand
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Step 8
Insert the dry lavender seeds until you have nicely filled bag
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Step 9
Make a little tie and enjoy the gorgeous smell
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