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Fragrant Sachets

Transform scraps of wool into tactile little pouches with refreshing aromas like balsam or lavender (which naturally repels moths). Make dozens of them assembly-line-style in a day and they’ll perfume your loved ones’ linens or woolens for years to come.

Photography: MARIA ROBLEDO

Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2013


Bespoke Touch

Fill them with a friend’s preferred fragrance, such as clove, cedar, or chamomile.


Felted wool fabric, by Mary Flanagan, 7" by 8", $30 for 10,
Linen, by Global Weave Textiles, in Natural, $39.50 a yd.,
Grade 1 lavender, $6 for 3 oz.,


  • Wool and linen scrap, 5-inch squares

  • Sewing machine and supplies

  • Filling of choice (lavender, balsam, or cedar)


  1. With right sides facing, sew together a wool and a linen square with 1/2-inch seam allowance, leaving 1 1/2 inches open. Snip corners, as shown; turn inside out.

  2. Spoon filling into pouch. Hand-sew closed.

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