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.

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4. Set your sewing machine to a straight stitch and sew around the heart shape, leaving 1-1/2 inches unsewn for filling.

5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 to assemble the other two sachets.

To fill the sachet:

Mix your lavender and rice in a measuring cup first.

1. Mix 1/4 cup of lavender with 1/2 to 3/4 cup of rice (depending on how full you want your sachets to be). Insert a funnel into the unsewn part of one of the hearts and pour the rice and lavender mixture into the sachet.

2. Machine-sew or handsew the opening shut.

Be careful not to cut through your sewing!

3. Use your pinking shears to trim the excess fabric all the way around the sewn heart, taking care not to cut into the seams.

4. Repeat steps 1 through 3 to fill the other two sachets.

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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
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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