How to Make Heart Sachet Sets

comments (10) December 25th, 2008     

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A lavender-scented sachet is a simple luxury that makes a nice gift.
This project is a great way to use up some of your fabric scraps.
Mix your lavender and rice in a measuring cup first.
A lavender-scented sachet is a simple luxury that makes a nice gift.

A lavender-scented sachet is a simple luxury that makes a nice gift.

Photo: Kayte Terry
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Sometimes the best gifts are simple luxuries, things you know people want but would never buy for themselves. A set of these heart sachets is the perfect gift for any lady who appreciates the good things in life, plus it's another great way to use up all those fabric scraps from bigger projects!

The scent of lavender has been used throughout history to cure headaches and tension and is naturally soothing and relaxing. I can't think of anyone in today's hustle and bustle world who couldn't use a little bit more R & R, right? Tie up a set of these with pretty ribbon for a sweet gift or, if you're feeling really generous, wrap up these sachets with a gift certificate to your local spa.

What you'll need:

Makes three sachets

  • Scraps of cotton fabric (you will need three per sachet)
  • 6-inch x 18-inch piece of linen
  • Fabric and paper scissors
  • Straight pins
  • Pinking shears
  • 6-inch piece of cardstock
  • Tailor's chalk
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine and thread
  • 3/4 cup lavender
  • About 3 cups rice
  • Funnel

To assemble the front of the sachet:


Lay your pieces next to each other face up to determine the pattern.

1. From the fabric scraps, cut one 3-1/4-inch x 6-inch piece and two 3-1/4-inch x 3-1/4-inch pieces.


Sew the two smaller pieces together first.

 

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Comments (10)

teens writes: will be giving this a try but where did you get your lavender from to fill the hearts?

Love the easy to follow instructions and liking the rice and lavendar combination to fill the hearts.
Posted: 2:57 pm on February 3rd
LunarFaith writes: thanks for this - very nice :)
Posted: 4:24 am on June 4th
kaytet writes: ritaprojecta-
i buy my lavender from the san franscisco herb company, which does mailorder but you can also get it at health food stores.
Posted: 12:28 pm on February 10th
ritaprojecta writes: great valentines project.. Any idea where to buy the lavender and how much to add
thanks
rita
Posted: 7:26 am on February 8th
lucybug33 writes: If you use Lavender it also works to keep away bugs without the stink and chemicals of moth balls. I would also use cedar shavings if you can get them.
Posted: 8:51 pm on December 31st
sassysewer writes: Very cute! My 7 year old sewed potholders and an apron this weekend in my sewing room and this will be a great introduction to piecing for her She can make this cute project for her teachers for Valentine's Day. Thanks for the great idea!
Posted: 11:46 am on December 29th
sewingcats writes: I plan to make catnip hearts for my 2 sweet cats, LuckyLu and Greycie! Afterall, they spend hours with me helping me sew...they are my little "sewingcats""!
Posted: 8:16 pm on December 28th
kaytet writes: eiluj- i love the catnip idea!
Posted: 3:44 pm on December 28th
sigridsoto writes: loving it
Posted: 5:47 pm on December 27th
Eiluj writes: I love this idea - what a great way to use up fabric scraps and even left-over dried herbs from other projects. Thanks for sharing!

You could also fill them with catnip to give to cat-lovers as gifts.
Posted: 2:15 pm on December 27th
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