Apr 282013
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Homemade Scented Sachets

Scented sachets; using fabric scraps and some matching ribbon, you can make these in minutes. It’s simple, and would make a really nice gift for Mom, or any woman in your life (grandmother, sister, aunt, BFF, teacher, etc.). Birthday, Christmas, Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day; no matter what the occasion, these sachets are definitely something that she would love, and they are quick and easy to make.

I love sachets! They are pretty and smell so good. And they are easy to make. I use either potpourri, essential oils or the actual flowers, such as lavender – probably my favorite scent.

They look great in sets of two or three and tied with a ribbon. This is one that I keep in my lingerie drawer.

These are nice to place in a bathroom basket, linen closet, lingerie drawers, pillows, shoes (when you’re not wearing them), and even your car (smells better than the little hanging pine trees).

For sachets, you can use anything with a pleasant scent, such as lavender, chamomile, garden mint, jasmine, potpourri, rose buds and petals. During the Christmas season try pine needles or cinnamon.

Another nice gift idea would be to fill a basket with your choice of sachets, scented soaps, bath oil beads, reed diffuser, scented candle, incense, etc. and tie with some raffia or ribbon.

Many scents ward off pests, such as:

Moths – lavender, rosemary, vetiver, dried lemon peels, rose petals, rosemary, clove, cedar wood, mint, thyme, ginseng and sage.

Fleas – mint, cedar, citrus, pennyroyal, citronella, cedar, eucalyptus, lemongrass, rue and lavender

Flies – eucalyptus, bay leaves and cloves, basil


For the filler you can use cotton, polyfill, rice, or you can purchase the actual flowers and buds in bulk.

Flowers & Buds

Following are some bags of flowers and buds you can find at Amazon.com:

Lavender Flowers 1/2 Pound….from France……culinary…ultra Blue

Starwest Botanicals Organic Lavender Flowers Extra Whole – 1 pound

Rose Buds and Petals Red – 1 lb

Essential Oils

You can also use an array of Essential Oils – Click Here!


Use approx. 4 Tbsp of rice and 4 drops of essential oil for a 3″ x 3″ sachet.

Other Fillers

Cotton balls infused with essential oil – let dry

Polyfill infused with essential oil – let dry

Fairfield Poly-Fil Premium Polyester Fiber, White, 1 Bag, 16-Ounce

These are so easy, you really don’t need a tutorial, but here’s a couple that are easy to follow:

How to Make Homemade Sachets

Lavender Bag Tutorial

Another simple way to make sachets is to sew with raw edges showing. Pin wrong sides together, sew around three sides about 1/2″ from edge. Stuff with your favorite filler and scents, sew up the fourth side, then trim with pinking or scalloping shears. Tie two or three sachets together with ribbon.

How to make Sachets on YouTube:



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My mother used to make our clothes when we were little. I would help her thread the sewing machine needle. That was the beginning of my love for sewing. I have many memories of my mother and the projects that we created. Here's to you creating many sewing projects and some beautiful memories of your own.

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