Mother's Day Project: Sweet Lavender Sachet
Skill Level: Intermediate
Finished size: 7 1/2" X 7 1/2"
Heirloom stitched sachets look lovely in closet and dresser drawers...the sweet fragrance helps to freshen and protect your clothing.
Materials and Supplies:
..1/4 yard batiste Spray Starch
..1/4 yard ribbon (1/4" wide) Thread - match fabric or ribbon
..1/4 yard beading lace Wash-out marking pen
..1 cup lavender potpourri Pintuck presser foot
..Cut a 7" X 7" square of fabric. Starch and press well.
..With washout marking pen, mark a line down the center of
..Center beading lace on this square, and zigzag edges in
..Mark lines on both sides of beading, 1/4" away from outside
edge of lace.
..Select a fancy machine stitch to stitch down both sides.
..Set your machine up to do pintucks. See directions below.
..Mark a line 3/8" away from machine stitching, on each side.
..Stitch your first row on this line. Using the outside groove in
your pintuck foot as a guide, put in two more rows of
pintucks on each side.
..Dip into water to remove washout marker lines.
..Press from back side and starch well.
..Insert ribbon into your beading lace (1).
..Trim your square to 5 1/2" X 5 1/2".
..Cut a 2" X 45" strip of fabric for borders.
..Sew the strip on the two sides of your square at 1/4" seam
allowance, and trim the ends even.
..Now sew the strip to the top and bottom edges. Trim ends
..Cut two more pieces of fabric the exact size of the top
square. One of these pieces will be the top lining, the other,
..Layer these pieces together...lining, top fabric (right side up),
then backing (3).
..Pin and stitch the outside edges at 1/4" seam allowance.
Leave a 3" opening on one side edge to insert lavender.
..Clip corners, turn right side out, and press (4).
..Stitch in the ditch on the seam attaching the borders. Leave
a 3" opening, on the same side as the outer opening (5).
..Lightly stuff the center with 1 cup sweet lavender potpourri.
..Machine stitch the border opening closed.
..By hand, slip stitch the outside opening edge closed (6).
..Cut the remaining ribbon in half. Holding the two pieces
together, tie into a bow. Hand tack it to the top of your
sachet, letting the strings dangle down.