If you are looking for a super simple sewing project to tackle this weekend, let us suggest these DIY lavender sachets! These cute little fragrant sachets could be a great hostess gift idea, and you can use this project as an opportunity to work on your introductory sewing skills. If you do not have a sewing machine, you could easily sew these up by hand as well. When you’re finished, use them as scented drawer sachets or DIY air fresheners for your car – any place that could use a little pick-me-up!
- Sewing Machine
- Pressing Cloth (optional, for iron-on)
- Cutting Machine (optional, for iron-on)
- Weeding Tool
- Straight Pins
- Pinking Shears
- Linen (light or medium weight)
- Iron-on Vinyl (optional)
- Thread to match linen
- Lavender (or other dried aromatic)
- Gather the tools and materials listed above.
- Print heart template and pin it to two 7.5 x 7.5″ squares of linen.
- Cut linen around the template.
- Pin linen pieces together.
- Sew around the edge of the heart about 1/2″ from the edge and leave a 2″ opening on one side.
- Cut around the edge with pinking shears.
- Cut iron-on designs on cutting machine and weed design.
- Attach design by placing pressing cloth on top and pressing with iron.
- Give the design a quick press with iron to make sure it’s fully attached.
- Peel off the plastic.
- Fill sachet with lavender.
- Use sewing machine to sew the opening closed.
For a visual guide to this project, follow our DIY lavender sachets photo tutorial below!
The best part about making your own fragrance sachets is that you can customize your scents. We used lavender for our dried aromatics, but other great options are rose petals, rosemary, cedar or mint. You should be able to find a nice selection online. If you want you can also add essential oils. These are so easy to whip up that you can make a whole set to scatter around your home!
Once you have your linen material, you can use any excess fabric to make yourself a set of DIY napkins or tea towels. Browse through all of our household goods sewing projects for more DIY inspiration, or leave a comment below with a suggestion for a project you’d like to see us share in the future. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter to stay updated on what we’re sharing next, or head over to our membership page to start crafting along with our community of creatives!