A Lavender Sachet

474_l_1An intense scent of lavender perfumed the air. It was the French market in Eschwege, and it was a good opportunity to stock up on lavender soap, lavender bunches, lavender sachets, and lavender oil.
474_l_2For a long time I had in mind to work a lavender sachet with a Schwalm motif. I used my small doily as the front.
474_l_3And I looked for both a piece of thin, white cotton fabric and a piece of cotton, print fabric that would match lavender.
474_l_4To be able to change the exhausted lavender later, I thought to make the sachet like a pillow cover.
Inside the hem my doily measures 9.5 cm X 9.5 cm. So I cut the white fabric to measure 11.5 cm X 4 cm and the print fabric to measure 11.5 cm X 11.5 cm.
474_l_5One long edge of the white fabric is finished with zig-zag stitches, and the other three edges are folded in 1 cm. All edges of the print fabric are folded in 1 cm, with one edge secured with hand or machine stitches.
474_l_6So that later the lavender inlay will not slip out easily, I sew the white piece to the back of my doily.
This piece will keep the lavender pillow in place.
474_l_7To keep the holes of the hem nicely opened, hem stitches are used.
474_l_8The square of the print fabric is placed on the back with the stitched edge on top of the white inlay.
It is sewn, also using hem stitches, to the remaining three sides.
474_l_9The piece was ironed, and an appropriately sized pillow filled with lavender was put into the sachet cover. (Please keep in mind that the lavender pillow must not be filled to full or it will not easily fit inside your sachet cover.)
474_l_10The lavender pillow is tucked up and under the white flap.
474_l_11A nice lavender sachet is finished. Enjoy it for yourself, or give it as a small keepsake gift.
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2 Comments
  1. ce petit doily rempli de lavande fera un joli cadeau pour Noel,
    Merci pour vos conseils.

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