Below is the tutorial in case you're interested. Six simple steps...
- Scrap fabric
- Coordinating thread
- Lavender buds
Step 2: With right sides facing together, sew a 1/4" seam around the perimeter; leave a 2.5" opening as designated in red. Start and end your stitch with a back-stitch. Trim off the corners as shown below.
Step 3: Through the opening, turn right side out and then press flat with an iron. As shown below, mark with tape where the 2.5" opening is.
Step 4: Sew a 1/2" seam allowance around the perimeter, except where the 2.5" opening is. Use the tape as a guide for where to start your stitch, and where to end it.
Sewing a 1/2" seam allowance around the corners can be a little tricky. You can either mark 1/2" at all four corners as a guide. Or you can slow down your stitching speed as you approach the corners and eyeball where it looks like 1/2"; then simply lift the presser foot and rotate the sachet 90 degrees to see if it lines up at the 1/2" marker on your sewing machine. If it doesn't, simply rotate it back and sew a few more stitches until it lines up.
Step 5: Fill the sachet with lavender buds through the 2.5" opening. I made a little scoop by folding card stock in half and using it as a scoop/funnel.
Step 6: Lastly, sew the 2.5" opening closed. Start and end your stitch with a back-stitch. Optional: After you've sewn the opening closed so the buds don't fall out, you can use fusible webbing to press the 1/2" seam closed.
I've noticed a sachet makes a pretty cute (and yummy smelling!) pin cushion too. It's a nifty little way to get some daily aromatherapy. ;-p
Thanks for stopping by! As always, happy sewing!