Tomorrow may be Christmas Eve, but I’m not worried. This afternoon I’ll sit down at my sewing machine and quickly make a half-dozen lavender sachets.
These five-inch pillows are easy to make and a great way to use sheer fabric scraps and bits of lace from my collection. And lavender sachets make prefect little presents for neighbors and friends.
— Add them to a gift bag for a handmade touch.
— Or pair a sachet with a few bars of my favorite handmade lavender soap–Jenny’s Lavender from Carden Farms on Salem Street in Apex, NC.
1) Cut two 6 inch squares
2) Pin with right sides together and sew 3 and half sides
3) Turn, pushing out corners, then fill with dried lavender flowers. I use a funnel made from a cut and taped paper plate, a measuring cup and large bowl.
4) Pin opening and hand stitch closed
5) Tie with lace scrap, wrap and give
The possiblities are endless. For example: here’s a lavender sachet made to go under a bed pillow. The words are from a Louie Armstrong song and hand written with a fine tip sharpie.
Sweet Dreams to all of you…and very happy holidays. Thanks for reading the blog.