I love scented sachets. I use them everywhere, not just in my dressers or closets. I put them in between my towels and linens to keep them smelling good. I put them in my car — especially my trunk — my sports bag, sneakers, laundry baskets, and even my suitcases.
Since February is Heart month and the month of love, I created these cute little heart-shaped sachets to add to my collection. You can make them any shape your own heart desires, and these make great additions to gift baskets as well. The instructions below are to create a set of two scented heart sachets.
· 1, 12" x 12" piece of fabric
· 1 tablespoon dried lavender (or dried flower of your choice)
· 1 tablespoon dried jasmine (or dried flower of your choice)
· 1/2 to 3/4 cups uncooked rice
· 3 drops lavender essential oil (or essential oil of your choice)
Other Materials You'll Need
· Mixing Bowl and Spoon
Take your 12” x 12” piece of fabric and fold it in half, and then in half again (so the piece is folded into quarters).
Using a sharp pair of scissors, cut your fabric into a heart shape. I did mine freestyle for a more rustic look, but you can print a heart or any other shape onto a piece of paper and use that as a guide. You should have four pieces of fabric now cut into your shape.
Take two of the pieces and line them up so that the outside patterns are facing each other to the inside. Repeat for the last two pieces of fabric. Using a needle and thread with a small knot at the end of your thread, start making a simple sewing stitch around the outside, but make sure to leave enough room to be able to add your filling in the next step.
Once you tie off your thread, gently flip the fabric inside out so that the pattern is now on the outside. You can either mix the filling ahead of time in a small bowl, or mix it directly inside the sachet. I added half of the dried flowers directly into the sachet using a spoon, then the uncooked rice, then the remaining dried flowers. Use your discretion for how much rice to add here, depending on how full you’d like your sachets. You can add your essential oil to the filling mixture and then careful mix the filling around inside the sachet so it gets distributed evenly (or this can be done in a bowl ahead of time to avoid having to mix it once it’s in the sachet).
Thread your needle again, add a small knot at the end of the thread and carefully stitch the sachet closed. I like to start my closing thread behind where the interior stitch ended to make some overlap and ensure there aren’t any gaps where your rice will fall through. Complete your stitch by tying it off once you’ve reach just beyond where the interior stitch starts. Once you’ve tied off your thread, I use the needle to go inside and out of the sachet about an inch or two away, pull it tight, snip the thread and let the remainder of the thread stay inside the sachet. It’s a way to hide your thread tail. As an alternative, you can simply snip the thread as close to your tie off knot as possible.
Repeat the process for your second sachet (or you can do all the steps for both at the same time).
Let me know what you think of this project, and don't forget to tag @LifeTranscribed in any social media posts. I always love to see your projects!