2.11.2011

Ravioli Sachets

Quilt Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting In The Rain - Ravioli SachetsRecognize these fabrics? That's because I used scraps from my latest quilt to make the above sachets. I love using every last bit! So I know I already have a lavender sachet tutorial, but I just love these simple and satisfying projects that make wonderful homemade gifts. Plus I'm really liking this ravioli design which I recently made pillow covers using the same idea. I made these sachets for a friend's birthday and she loved them. How could you not love something that's cute, fluffy and smells yummy year round?! :o)

Below is the tutorial in case you're interested. Six simple steps...

Materials:
  • Scrap fabric
  • Coordinating thread
  • Lavender buds
Step 1: Cut two 5.75" squares. I used a thin, white muslin fabric for the back of the sachet.

Quilt Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting In The Rain - Ravioli Sachets
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.

Quilt Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting In The Rain - Ravioli Sachets
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.

Quilt Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting In The Rain - Ravioli Sachets
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.

Quilt Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting In The Rain - Ravioli Sachets
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.

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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.

Quilt Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting In The Rain - Ravioli SachetsI'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

Quilt Tutorials and Fabric Creations - Quilting In The Rain - Ravioli SachetsThanks for stopping by! As always, happy sewing!

7 comments:

  1. I love these sachets. Haven't made one in years. thanks for the inspiration I will whip one or more up this weekend!!

    Great tutorial. thanks

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  2. Thanks, I am going to try these !

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  3. Very cute...I love the scent of lavender. Weekend project coming up! :)

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  4. Great blog!!!!!
    thanks for sharing, I' follower now from Argentina
    kisses for you

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  5. These are adorable! I wonder, however, instead of sewing the 'opening' closed - prior to sewing the two pieces together - sew two 2.5" pieces of Velcro to each side. Thus making it possible to replace the lavender buds.

    I'm going to try it, for a friend's birthday, all I need now is to pick out some green fabrics and shamrock material, she's loves shamrocks . What a perfect quick gift!!!

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  6. Love them! I am going to make plenty for gifts.

    Thank You

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  7. Great idea. Can also use pine needles for Christmas and cedar for woolens

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