Hi there everyone!
Welcome Anne from White Lace cottage as a new monthly contributor.
You may recall back a few weeks ago, I shared her Shabby Farmhouse home tour.
I would love for you to get to know Anne as she shares her creativity. Be sure to hop on over to her blog and subscribe when you’re finished up here.
I love lavender pillows and Sachet’s and have bought quite a few,although they are very easy to make.
I do not own a sewing machine,but it has not stopped me from making a few of these just by sewing a simple sewing stitch.
To make a sachet or pillow you will need:
Lavender Seeds (depending on how big of a sachet or pillow you have will determine how much you need.)
Needle and Thread
First determine what you want to make a lavender pillow or a lavender sachet.
Once you decide what you want to make determine what size you would like to make.
The bigger the pillow or sachet the more lavender seeds you will need so keep that in mind.
I cheated a bit after deciding what I wanted to make: a lavender pillow. I took my fabric and folded it in half then cut a square.
This way I only have to sew three sides instead of four.
Once your piece is cut you can start sewing,I am just using a basic sewing stitch and honestly I don’t know the name of it.
But if you have sewn by hand to mend something you know the name of the stitch.
Just make sure as you are sewing to keep it in a straight line.
Now remember if you have a pattern on your fabric, you want to sew your piece inside out.
Keep sewing all the way around your piece,leave the last 2 inches of space unstitched.
You need to keep that open to add your lavender.
Once you are done sewing the whole piece(except for the last two inches),start turning the fabric the right side up.
Start pushing it through that opening,doing a little at a time.
Be patient you don’t want to rip the parts you have already sewn.
After you are done turning this piece right side up start adding your lavender.
To make it a little easier I made a paper funnel.
I just inserted this funnel into the opening and scooped the lavender into the pillow using a spoon.
Once your pillow or sachet is full stop and start stitching your opening closed.
Make sure to fold in the corners so this will look nice and neat.
And that’s it!
You can see it’s not perfect,but that’s okay you aren’t going to to throw this around.
Love having these around my home,they smell amazing.
If you don’t seem to smell them just shake them around again,you will smell that beautiful lavender aroma once again!
Ahhh. Lavender just make me sigh. Thank you for the tutorial!
Elita de gonzaga
Haermosos loa Schets de lavanda.Yo los hago de varias formas Gracias,Saludos…
Love the smell of lavender! Thanks for sharing. Hugs and blessings, Cindy
This comes at the perfect time as I just hung some Lavender from my garden to dry last week, pulled it out yesterday and are now just a few inches away from my nose as I type, filling up the air with it’s wonderful aroma. I will dry some more and make a pillow as well. It looks like you used drop cloth material, am I correct? If so, I have a lot leftover from some curtains I just made. Thanks again for sharing! xoxo -Bev
Perfect timing Bev! I do believe this is drop cloth. You can use any fabric you happen to have on hand though.
❤️ Thank you so much for the lovely post I have fresh lavender growing in my garden and now I will definitely make a few of these little lavender sachets to put in my lingerie in pajama drawers love them thanks so much
beautiful, I make them too, and when I fist had my brain injury they told me lavender was shown to have great calming effects on head pain, I have used it since , it works I believe,
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions
Love your simple tutorial, Anne! I love making these, too, although I do sew mine up on the sewing machine. Love the paper funnel tip. I’m sure it works much better than the plastic funnel I have tried in the past!
So sweet and pretty, this would make a lovely gift 🙂
Thank you for sharing this. I’m going to make sachets and maybe a pillow. What size do you make the pillow?