Sachets Smell SEW Sweet

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Sew Mama Sew is sewing up some sweet Rice Heat Therapy Bags  along with other Sachets on Day 24 of their Homemade Holidays!

DIVATUTORIAL

Big Silk Potpourri Sachet

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I just stitched up a big silk potpourri sachet and thought I’d write a quick tutorial.  This big sachet was something my Mother taught me when I first learned how to sew.  These sachets make great holiday gifts for teachers, secretaries and even moms!

cutcircle

Cut out a 16 inch circle.  Use an aluminum party platter or tray as a template.

choosetrim

Choose lace or other trim from your stash.  I selected a vintage needle run lace.  You can also use a fabric ruffle trim.

foldlace

With Right Sides together, fold over beginning of lace and pin to fabric.

 pinlace

Continue pinning until you reach the end, fold over lace and place your last pin.

pinlace2

Once pinned, thread your needle and bobbin with thread the same color as the fabric.

stitchlace

Stitch down the edge of the lace using your presser foot as a guide.

stitched

Once stitched, it should look like this.

press1

Be sure to press so the lace lays nicely.

topstitch

Using your edge joining foot and moving your needle to the left, topstitch fabric from the right side.

potpourri

Turn fabric over to the wrong side, add cotton batting and your favorite potpourri.

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Gather the edges of the fabric.  This takes some practice…it’s not as easy as it looks.

wire

Cut a long piece of floral wire using your craft scissors (don’t you dare use your fabric scissors until you want to ruin them).

gather

Secure fabric with floral wire.  Add rattail cord or ribbon.

glueflower

Glue crocheted or silk flowers on the sachet to embellish it.

button

Add a vintage rhinestone button or other embellishment.  Done!

The possibilities are endless.  You can use ANY fabric, ANY trim and ANY embellishments to suit your taste.  Get creative!

additionaltutorials

saveoncrafts

Beverly’s Lavender and Rose Sachets

potpourrisachets

Simplicity’s Holiday Potpourri Sachets

teapotsachets 

Art Tea Life’s Lavender Sachet Teapots

curlycue

BHG’s Curly Cue Sachet Ornament

christmassachets

Kattitudes’ Christmas Sachets

vintagenapkins

Dina Fishbein’s Vintage Napkin Sachets

lavendersachet

Kattitudes’ Lavender Sachet Pillow

thriftyfunsachet

Thrifty Fun’s Lavender Sachet

bedpostsachet

Sewing.org’s Bed Post Sachet

fabricpears

Dacia Ray’s Linen Pear Sachets

412sachet

Savoir Faire’s Lavender Sachets

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Sung Joon Ahn, Yuri Kavka, and Rebecca Shpargel’s Sachets

satinsachet

BHG’s Satin Sachets

silkysacheets

BHG’s Silky Sachets

lavender

Wedding Gazette’s Lavender Sachets

organzasachet

Singer’s Organza Sachet

hanger

Martha Stewart’s Hanger Sachets

sachetpillows

Martha Stewart’s Sachet Pillows

lavendar

Martha Stewart’s Lavender Hearts

lavenderpillows

Martha Stewart’s Lavender Pillows

mothsachets

Martha Stewart’s Moth Repellent Sachets

lavenderdryer

The Creative Life’s Lavender Dryer Sachets

weddingsachets

Sewing.org’s Wedding Sachets

cedarsachets

Martha Stewart’s Homemade Cedar Sachets

organzalavender

Martha Stewart’s Organza Sachets

silksheer

HGTV’s Silk Sheer Sachets

sweetsachets

Martha Stewart’s Sweet Wool Sachets

heartsachet

Sewing Web’s Heart Sachet

collage

Mari Robeson’s Collage Heart Sachet on HGTV

HeartSachet2

Craft Elf’s Heart Sachet

amandaheart

Amanda Formosa’s Heart Pillow on Kaboose

EnvelopeSachet

Cranston Village’s Envelope Sachet

purplehearthanging

Cranston Village’s Lavender Hanging Heart Sachet

handmadeholidaysrecap

Aprons

Sew Mama Sew – Day 1 – Aprons

Additional Apron Tutorials

Pincushions

Sew Mama Sew – Day 2 – Pincushions and Pins

Additional Pincushion Tutorials

For the Home

Sew Mama Sew – Day 3 – For the Home

Additional Sewing for the Home Tutorials

Lunch Bags

Sew Mama Sew – Day 4 – Lunch Bags

Additional Lunch Bag Tutorials

Tote Bags

Sew Mama Sew – Day 5 – Totes

Additional Tote Tutorials

Blankets for Baby

Sew Mama Sew – Day 6 – Blankets for Baby

Additional Baby Blanket Tutorials

For Your Purse or Pocket

Sew Mama Sew – Day 7 – For Your Purse or Pocket

Additional Tutorials

Whimsy

Sew Mama Sew – Day 8 – Whimsy

Additional Whimsy Tutorials

Fabric Ornaments

Mama Sew – Day 9 – Fabric Ornaments

Additional Ornament Tutorials

Ties and Belts

Sew Mama Sew – Day 10 – Ties and Belts

Additional Ties and Belt Tutorials

Reading and Writing

Sew Mama Sew – Day 11 – Reading and Writing

Additional Reading and Writing Tutorials

For the Table

Sew Mama Sew – Day 12 – For the Table

Additional Tutorial for the Table

Placemats

Sew Mama Sew – Day 13 – Placemats

Additional Placemat Tutorials

Kids’ Clothes

Sew Mama Sew – Day 14 – Dress the Kids

Additional Kids’ Clothes Tutorials

Booties, Slippers and Socks

Sew Mama Sew – Day 15 – Warm Those Toes

Additional Booties, Slippers and Socks Tutorials

Gifts for the Crafter

Sew Mama Sew – Day 16 – Gifts for the Crafter

Additional Gifts for the Crafter Tutorials

Purses

Sew Mama Sew – Day 17 – Purses

Additional Purse Tutorials

For Baby

Sew Mama Sew – Day 18 – For Baby

Additional Baby Gifts Tutorials

Tech Gifts

Sew Mama Sew – Day 19 – Tech Gifts

More Tech Gift Tutorials

Organization Gifts

Sew Mama Sew – Day 20 – Gifts for Organization

More Organization Gift Tutorials

Pillows

Sew Mama Sew – Day 21 – Pillows

Additional Pillow Tutorials

Fun for Hair

Sew Mama Sew – Day 22 – Fun for Hair

Additional Hair Goodies Tutorials

Soft Toys and Games

Sew Mama Sew – Day 23 – Soft Toys and Games

Additional Toy Tutorials

othersewingdivas

Want to see what everyone else did for Handmade Holidays?

Handmade Holiday PHOTOS on Flickr

Happy Sewing!

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Comments

  1. Delia Designs by Delia Port St Lucie FL says:

    I love all your work. keep up the sewing it gets better all the time.
    God Bless & a happy holiday to one and all. with friendship delia

  2. Good GRIEF ! I didn’t know there were so many sachet tutorials ! looks like I am in good company ! Gosh we have enough to form a group of some kind !

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