Hi everybody! Welcome to my day 4 post of my 12 days of handmade gifts guide. I know it’s a day late, but thankfully it made it up today! So, today I am going to show you how to make lovely sachets for all of your favorite gals. Sachets are so easy to make and they smell divine! All you need is fabric, flax seeds, and essential oils, and a sewing machine.
The first thing you want to do is add fragrance to your flax seeds. Spread your seeds out in a pan on some tin foil or wax paper and add your oils. You can use pure essential oils, dried lavender , or lavender aromatherapy spray. I used the spray from whole foods since it was half the price of a tiny bottle of lavender. It is not quite as fragrant, so I did have to use more of it. Whole foods is a good place to get flax seeds too since you can buy them in bulk so much cheaper. Spread your seeds around so that they are all evenly coated with the lavender. Now you are ready to make your pouch. Cut shapes from fabric the way you want your sachet to look. I cut scalloped circles for my sachets. Cut a front and a back for each sachet. Put front and back pieces together wrong sides facing and stitch a 1/4″ seam allowance around your sachet, leaving a little less than an inch open for filling. Now grab a funnel. Insert your funnel into the opening of the sachet. Scoop seeds and drop into the funnel. Fill the bags about 2/3 full. Stitch the opening closed and you are done. Easy right!
I love sachets! They are so easy and economical to make, and I love the way they smell. They are great to put in your dressers, closets, bathroom, etc. You can also fill them with herbs like camomile, and mint for a soothing sent and keep under your pillow or next to the bed to help you get to sleep. I used feedsack scraps for my bags which are about 3.5″ wide. I think feedsacks are charming, but you could use any kind of fabric scraps, or even vintage hankies would be cute! These little sachets make wonderful gifts for friends, teens, teachers, and co workers. You can even fill them with manly scents and give them to your favorite guys! I hope you all have enjoyed this easy little diy handmade gift. Stay tuned, I’ll be posting day five in just a few…