To treat your closest clotheshorses, fill fabric sachets with dried herbs, and add hanger-friendly loops.
Photography: Kate Mathis
Source: Martha Stewart Living, December 2020
Learn how to sew fabric sachets by filling them with dried herbs and adding hanger-friendly loops. For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of handmade gifts.
Cotton fabric scraps, in a print and a complementary solid (Liberty Tana Lawn Fabric Stash Pack, Fat 16ths bundle, in Warm Solid, $13.50 for six 9"-by-13" pieces, duckadilly.com; Naomi Ito for Kokka Japan Nani Iro Spring 2020 Double-Gauze Fabric, Fat Quarter Bundle, in Meadows, $27 for six 18"-by-22" pieces, fabricworm.com; Nani Iro Jardin II Double-Gauze fabric, in A Mustard Base and B Ecru Base, each $4.75 for 1/4 yd., jonesandvandermeer.com)
Sewing machine and supplies
Ribbon, 1/4 inch wide (Studio Carta Cotton Ribbon, 1/4" wide, in Natural, Peach, and Lemon, each $10 for 5 yd., studiocartashop.com)
Cut out two 4-by-6-inch pieces of fabric, one in the print and the other in the solid. Pin pieces together, with right sides facing in.
Stitch around the four sides with a 3/8-inch seam allowance, leaving an opening at center of top side.
Turn sachet inside-out, poke out corners, and press with iron. Fill with cedar, lavender, or uncooked rice mixed with a few drops of essential oil.
Cut a 5-inch piece of ribbon, fold in half, and tuck ends into sachet opening; pin in place. Hand-stitch opening closed, making sure to enclose ends of ribbon.