Using a few simple ingredients, you can make your own lovely Handmade Lavender Sachets. Hi there, it’s Amanda from Life at Cloverhill sharing an easy sewing project that makes a great gift for your loved ones.
Every year when I make my Holiday Gift List in my Online Holiday Planner, I like to come up with a few handmade gifts for loved ones. Taking the time to make something with your hands to give to others is a really special part of the season. Over the years I’ve made Christmas Aprons, Hand Warmers, Christmas Simmer and Peppermint Bark Jars, but this year I was excited to sew some Handmade Lavender Sachets using dried lavender from our new flower business.
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Handmade Lavender Sachets are a lovely fragrant gift that keeps your linens smelling fresh.
This summer we started growing and selling Cloverhill Flowers at a local farmers market. One of our biggest sellers were these bundles of fresh lavender from a nearby farmer. They sold out so quickly every week, but I was thankfully able to tuck away a few bundles and dry them for our own use. I dried the flower heads and removed the lavender buds, but you can also find dried lavender buds easily online.
Lavender sachets are a great way to give your linens a fresh scent and work in closets as a natural moth deterrent. You can tuck a sachet into the storage box with your out-of-season clothing to prevent stale odors too. Every few months, give the sachets a massage to release more of the essential oils.
I love the idea of wrapping a stack of them up with a ribbon for a heartfelt gift. It’s also a great project for using scrap fabric. I had this light linen blend laying around since I made Whiskey’s Donut Dog Bed a few years ago.
I used a combination of lavender buds, rice and essential oils for these sachets. The rice offsets the sometimes too-strong smell of lavender and gives the sachets some weight. The essential oil penetrates the rice and releases more scent each time you massage the sachet.
Handmade Lavender Sachets
- Two 4” x 4” squares of fabric (cotton and linen work best)
- ¼ cup dried lavender
- ½ cup uncooked rice
- lavender essential oil (optional)
To make the sachet, place your two squares of fabric with the good sides facing inwards.
Use a sewing machine or needle and thread, to sew them together all the way around, leaving a small opening on one side. If you’d like to hang them in your closet, add a small loop of ribbon to one side while you’re sewing it.
Snip the corners to give your sachets crisp corners and to prevent the fabric from bunching.
Turn the sachet inside out and use a pencil to gently poke the corners in place.
In a small bowl, mix the dried lavender with the rice. If you’d like a stronger lavender scent, stir in a few drops of lavender essential oil.
Using a small spoon, carefully add the lavender mixture into your sachet. Hand stitch the opening closed.
Toss the sachet in your drawers or closet, or bundle it up as a gift!
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Amanda is the lifestyle blogger behind Life at Cloverhill. Along with her husband, she is restoring Cloverhill, a 1903 farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. They share their small homestead with their baby girl, two rambunctious dogs, four hens and a persnickety rooster. When she isn’t creating new projects and developing delicious recipes, Amanda can be found outside in their flower field.