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Repurposed Linen Sachet Craft

This lovely lavender sachet is a great way to recycle an old piece of linen.


Dried lavender is available at health-food stores, floral shops, and bath shops.

For a different aroma, try one of these scent blends:

  • Cedar tips, cedar shavings, and lavender
  • Orange tea and dried roses
  • Earl Grey tea and dried cornflowers
  • Grapefruit peel, vanilla beans, and peach tea
  • Lemon verbena, chamomile, and lemon peel
  • Fresh eucalyptus leaves and lime peel


  • Old or stained linens (Martha used an old French linen hand towel.)
  • Scissors
  • Rotary cutter and ruler (optional)
  • Pins
  • Sewing machine threaded with coordinating thread
  • Bone folder
  • Loose dried lavender
  • Hand-sewing needle


  1. Step 1

    Cut two 5-by-8-inch pieces from the linen.

  2. Step 2

    Match edges with right sides together and pin. Sew along edges with a 1/4-inch seam allowance, leaving a 4-inch opening along one side.

  3. Step 3

    Clip corners of seam allowance, being careful not to cut into seam.

  4. Step 4

    Turn pouch right-side out. Poke the corners to a sharp point with a bone folder. Fill with lavender.

  5. Step 5

    Hand-stitch opening closed.

The Martha Stewart Show, September 2009