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
Fill them with a friend’s preferred fragrance, such as clove, cedar, or chamomile.
Wool and linen scrap, 5-inch squares
Sewing machine and supplies
Filling of choice (lavender, balsam, or cedar)
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.
Spoon filling into pouch. Hand-sew closed.