Lavender Sachets Inspired by the French Countryside

Enjoy the beneficial properties of lavender all year long when you add some to sachets.
DIY Lavender Sachets

DIY Lavender Sachets

Lavender sachets are adorned with a fresh sprigs of lavender that will dry over time.

Lavender sachets are adorned with a fresh sprigs of lavender that will dry over time.

Lavender is known for its array of beneficial properties. The plant's aroma is considered uplifting and also soothing. It can also be a helpful sleep aid. Some place lavender sachets near their pillow at night to help them fall asleep. When lavender sachets are added to dresser drawers, damaging moths stay away. I also love that the scent of lavender wards off mosquitoes and other biting insects. 

On my last few trips to antique shows across the country, I kept seeing booths filled with vintage French striped linens. I took my inspiration for these sachets from those fabrics and the wonderful French countryside filled with row upon row of lavender. 

I love sharing sachets with family and friends. I think you will too: they are simply irresistible. So go ahead and, like me, make up a bunch. If you don't feel like sewing, pre-made sachets ready for filling can be found at your local craft store. 

Supplies:

  • Dried lavender buds
  • Fabric 
  • Lace trim
  • Garden twine
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine or sewing needle if sewing by hand

Please click through the photos in the gallery below for all of the step-by-step instructions.

Lavender Sachets How-To

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Benefits of Lavender

Lavender has many healing properties. It repels moths and mosquitoes and has been used as a sleep aid when placed near a pillow.

Grow Your Own

There are many varieties of lavender that can be grown in your garden.

Cut the Fabric

To make one sachet, measure and cut two 6 inch squares of fabric. Cut two 6-inch long pieces of lace trim.

Sew the Sachet

Sew one piece of lace trim across the top of each fabric piece.  Place the fabric on top of each other aligning the lace together with the good sides of the fabric facing in.  Sew along the three edges of the fabric, leaving the lace side completely open.

Right Side Out

Turn the bag right side out.  The open side with the lacing will be where you fill the bags.

Add Lavender

Fill the sachet approximately half way with dried lavender buds.

Add Ties

With some gardening twine, tie them off.  When the scent wears off, you can replace the lavender by simply untying the bag or you can add a few drops of lavender essential oil to refresh the buds.

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