Big Silk Potpourri Sachet
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!
Cut out a 16 inch circle. Use an aluminum party platter or tray as a template.
Choose lace or other trim from your stash. I selected a vintage needle run lace. You can also use a fabric ruffle trim.
With Right Sides together, fold over beginning of lace and pin to fabric.
Continue pinning until you reach the end, fold over lace and place your last pin.
Once pinned, thread your needle and bobbin with thread the same color as the fabric.
Stitch down the edge of the lace using your presser foot as a guide.
Once stitched, it should look like this.
Be sure to press so the lace lays nicely.
Using your edge joining foot and moving your needle to the left, topstitch fabric from the right side.
Turn fabric over to the wrong side, add cotton batting and your favorite potpourri.
Gather the edges of the fabric. This takes some practice…it’s not as easy as it looks.
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).
Secure fabric with floral wire. Add rattail cord or ribbon.
Glue crocheted or silk flowers on the sachet to embellish it.
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!
For the Home
Blankets for Baby
For Your Purse or Pocket
Ties and Belts
Reading and Writing
For the Table
Booties, Slippers and Socks
Gifts for the Crafter
Fun for Hair
Soft Toys and Games
Want to see what everyone else did for Handmade Holidays?