The lavender sachets project has been on my KIV DIY list for the longest time. It all started after I received a tiny lavender pillow complimentary with my purchase of buttons from a DaWanda seller. It was amazing how the perfume of such a small pinch of lavender florets permeated my favourite handbag and left an inviting lingering scent. Since then, I wanted to make lavender sleep sachets for bed, lavender pouches for the lingerie drawer, lavender potpurri for the bathroom. … Nay, you can’t overdose on lavender!
So my first craft project in months is a lavender sleep sachet for a good friend who hasn’t been having enough rest. I hope the soothing aroma will lullaby her to better restful sleep. It’s a very simple project that can be completed in a jiffy; a gift you can make faster than deliberating on one at the mall.
- 1 piece 24×12 cm white cotton fabric (for lavender pillow)
- 1 piece 7×14 cm fabric (A)
- 1 piece 11×14 cm fabric (B)
- 1 piece 14×14 cm fabric (C)
- 10g dried lavender flowers (available in Germany in pharmacies. The pack I bought from the ‘Reformhaus’ is from the brand ‘Salus’. It’s 7,50€ for 75g.)
- Thread for sewing
1. Make the lavender pillow. Fold the piece of white cotton fabric into half to make a 12×12 cm square. Sew a line of straight stitch 1cm away from the edge along the left and right sides. Turn pillow inside out.
2. Fill with dried lavender. I used 10g but you can vary the amount accordingly.
4. Make the cover. Fold 1cm in along the length of pieces A and B and iron the seam. Then sew a line of straight stitch 1cm away from edge.
5. Lay the three pieces on top of each other in this order: C (bottom) – A -B. Note that the seams of A and B are facing each other. Pin them together. Since it’s so tiny, I only secured them with a pin right in the middle.
9. Insert the lavender pillow into the cover and it’s done!