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How To Make Lavender Sachets – Beginner Sewing Project

How to make lavender sachets for homemade gifts or to use in drawers and closets. A great sewing project for beginners that uses up fabric scraps.

a stack of homemade sachets tied together with twine

When I think of sachets, I think of my grandma. We lived with her when I was really little and I remember sneaking into her dresser drawers to find her little dried flower sachets.

I happened to have some extra lavender flowers on hand and thought I’d whip up a few of my own scented sachets for my dresser. It was such an easy sewing project that would be perfect for a beginner!

With Mother’s Day just around the corner, my girls and I are putting together homemade gifts for their grandmas and these lavender sachets will be part of a sweet homemade gift basket I know they’ll love!

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what you need to make lavender sachets:

  • Fabric Scraps – You don’t need to go out and buy fabric, you can just use 4 inch by 4 inch pieces of leftover from another project.
  • Thread – That matches your fabric.
  • Sewing Machine – You can sew these sachets by hand, but I’m going to use a sewing machine in this tutorial.
  • Scissors – These are my favorite sewing scissors.
  • Needle – To hand stitch the openings closed.
  • Dried Lavender – You can use any dried flowers you want for a variety of scents!
  • Rice – You could just stuff the sachets with lavender by itself, but adding some rice keeps these more affordable and adds nice weight to the sachets.
  • Ribbon or String – This is optional, but I tied 3 sachets together in a neat little stack to give as gifts.
a pair of sewing scissors, fabric scraps, thread, a bowl of rice and a bowl of dried lavender

how to sew sachets:

cut the fabric

Start by cutting out two 4 inch squares of fabric for each sachet. Place one piece on top of the other with right sides together. Secure with pins if you feel like you need them.

stitch the sides

Leaving a 1/2 inch seam allowance, use a straight stitch around each side leaving a 2 inch gap in the middle of one side for stuffing with lavender and rice.

squares of pastel fabric being stitched together with a sewing machine

Turn Right side out

Clip the corners, without getting too close to the stitching. This will help you to get sharper corners hen you turn the fabric right side out.

fabric squares with sewing instructions on them

Turn the square right side out and use a not too sharp pencil or other pointy object to push each corner out from the inside.

fill the sachets

Mix the dried lavender and rice together in a 3 to 2 ratio (start with 3 Tablespoons of lavender and 2 Tablespoons of rice).

Using a funnel or a spoon, add the rice and lavender to the sachet until it is full but not overflowing.

dried lavender and rice being spooned into a handmade sachet

stitch closed

Hand stitch the opening closed using an invisible stitch.

a fabric sachet being hand stitched with an invisible stitch

Prepare For gifting

If you plan to gift these sachets, I suggest making a set of three using coordinating fabrics that compliment each other. You can stack them and tie them together with twine or some grosgrain ribbon.

about DIY lavender sachets:

smell wonderful

Needless to say, these little lavender filled pillows smell amazing! Lavender also puts off a relaxing scent that is calming and soothing.

make great gifts

My girls and I have made sachets for teacher’s gifts, Mother’s Day and even Christmas (we filled them with holiday pot potpourri).

perfect sewing project for beginners

Sewing a sachet is as easy as you can get. You just need to know how to sew a straight stitch with a sewing machine. This is a great project to make with your kids to teach them to sew!

uses up scrap fabric

I’m always looking for ways to use up the little scraps that are leftover from sewing projects. Making sachets you only need two 4 inch by 4 inch squares of fabric!

more sewing projects for beginners:

If you enjoyed this sewing tutorial, I really think you’ll like making these other projects too!

I hope you love this tutorial for making DIY lavender sachets! If you make some, I’d love for you to come back and leave a comment and rating so that I know how you like using them!

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