Simple Christmas gifts – Lavender Sachets

I have been sewing for many decades and consequently have a stash of left over fabrics to use for projects like this one. If you are not in this situation, there is no need to buy new fabrics. Look for second hand cotton pillow cases, sheets, clothing, tablecloths or napkins, in colours and patterns you like. Cut pieces of fabric in 13cms x 20cms rectangles. Pin and sew the three open sides, leaving a 3cms opening for filling.

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Fill with stuffing for soft toys, finely cut fabric rags or wool, and add 2 to 3 teaspoons of dried lavender to each sachet. Close the opening with an easy hem stitch, by machine or by hand. If you do not know how to do this, see E16 – Sewing by Hand – YouTube.

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If you don’t grow your own lavender, you may be able to find it on roadside verges or perhaps from a friendly neighbour’s garden. Dried rosemary can be used as a substitute for lavender. Both herbs are good moth repellents.

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You may also want to check Recycling – a simple sewing project for another simple, home-made gift idea using recycled fabric.

Check out Veronique’s blog here!

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