Hand-stitched with a tiny cross or Baby’s name, these fragrant lavender sachets are a lovely take-away gift for your guests. Here’s how to make your own!
Materials & equipment needed:
- scraps of muslin or linen fabric, cut into 4″ squares (2 pieces per sachet)
- disappearing ink pen
- embroidery floss
- dried lavender (I found mine at Amazon)
- sewing machine
1-Using your disappearing ink pen, draw a design on front muslin square for each sachet, I did two different versions.
~Mark a straight line as a placement guide & write your desired word or name freehand ~
~Mark your center point and use your ruler to draw a simple cross out of two rectangles. Mine measured 1 1/4″ tall by 3/4″ wide, and about 1/4″ spacing ~
2-Hand stitch around your design with two strands of embroidery floss. Try to keep your stitches fairly equal in length, but don’t stress about being exact: the charm of these sachets is the hand-stitched detail!
3-The still visible disappearing ink will eventually disappear on its own, but you can speed up the process with a little spritz of water…sometimes you have to give it a little scratch to make it fade completely.
4-Place your embroidered front piece on top of the back piece , wrong sides together. With your sewing machine, stitch around 3 edges of the sachet. I used a 1/4″ seam allowance.
5-Fill with lavender…about 2/3 full.
6-Stitch the top closed, and you’re finished!
Here’s the finished product in action for our recent Christening Lookbook photo shoot: