No Thanks
Let

Keep In Touch With MarthaStewart.com

Sign up and we'll send inspiration straight to you.

Martha Stewart takes your privacy seriously. To learn more, please read our Privacy Policy.

Project

Repurposed Linen Sachet Craft

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

Introduction

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

Materials

  • 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

Steps

  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.

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, September 2009