Learn to Sew: How to Make Homemade Sachets

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Want to make your drawers or closets smell great and practice your sewing skills at the same time? As the eighth project in our Learn to Sew series, these lavender-filled pouches pack a big punch when it comes to filling spaces with a calming scent. You won't be able to stop smiling when you slide open a drawer or open your closet door and get a whiff of lavender, knowing that you made these cute sachets all by yourself!

(Image: Beth Huntington)

Things You'll Need

  • Four-inch squares of fabric (two for each pouch)
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine
  • Dried lavender
  • Small funnel
  • Pinking shears
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 1: Cut Four-Inch Squares of Fabric

Choose some fun fabrics and cut them into four-inch squares. You will need two squares for each sachet, and each square will become one side of the sachet. You can make each side from the same fabric, or you can mix it up and make each side using different fabrics -- the choice is yours.

(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 2: Match Up the Edges and Pin Together

Match up the edges of the squares and pin them with the wrong sides together.

(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 3: Sew a Half-Inch Seam Around the Square

Sew a half-inch seam around the fabric square, and leave a one-inch opening on one side. This is important because it will allow you to fill the pouch with dried lavender (more on this in the next step). Be sure to remove the pins as you sew.

(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 4: Insert the Lavender

Insert the lavender through the opening using a small funnel, if possible. Continue to fill the pouch to your desired amount.

(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 5: Stitch the Opening Shut

Stitch the opening closed with your machine.

(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 6: Trim the Edges for a Decorative Finish

Trim the sides of the square with pinking shears for a decorative edge.

(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)
(Image: Beth Huntington)

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