I mentioned in an earlier post that I made some lavender sachets from a vintage linen tablecloth. I’ve been meaning to post a tutorial of that process ever since.
Today is the day!:)
Before you get your scissors and sewing machine out, though, there is a little prep work to do.
How to infuse lavender buds with scent:
I purchased dried French lavender buds at a local shop. At the advice of the shop owner, I poured them into a plastic container and added a few drops of both lavender and vanilla oil and closed it up tight. It sat there for a few days, and oh, my! did it ever smell amazing when I opened it up! ( I’ve since read that lavender and vanilla are a natural moth repellent. Bonus!)
How to sew lavender sachets:
Once your lavender buds are smelling amazing, you can move onto the next steps. I designed these sachets so that the lavender buds are in a separate bag that can be easily removed. That way, extra scent can be worked into the buds as it starts to fade away.
Here’s a video of the process:
I decorated these with vintage buttons and baker’s twine, but the sky is the limit for how you want to pretty these up. Lace & ribbon would also look nice.
If you’d rather not be bothered to sew some of these yourself, there are a few sets available in the Etsy shop.
There’s only a few days left of our 12 Days of Handmade Christmas Ideas. If you missed any of the earlier posts, you can check them out by clicking on the image below: