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Mother's Day Embroidered Lavender Sachets
By: Becky Kazana of thefabmissb.blogspot.com
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Follow this tutorial from Becky Kazana to create a beautiful, embroidered lavender sachet for Mother's Day. You can buy lavender in bulk and make many of these sachets with different embroidery designs. Give as gifts all year.
Let's get started, shall we? First, cut your scrap fabric into a rectangle. Mine is roughly 4.5 x9", but make a size that works for you.
Iron your rectangle in two.
Then fold in the two raw edges at the ends and press them too.
These will be your finished edges.
Use a pencil to draw out a simple design. I put mine directly on the fabric for minimal fuss.
The embroidery is the most time consuming part, so keep your design simple. I used no more than three colors for maximum impact and minimal hassle.
Now you'll want to press out the hoop imprint.
There we are! Nice and crisp.
Turn your handiwork inside out. Use your sewing machine to make two neat seams along both raw sides.
Next, trim away any excess fabric and threads. I like to snip the corners at diagonals which gives a tidier looking corner.
Now turn it right side out again. (And suddenly your embroidery design has magically transformed into something more elaborate! Kidding Kidding- I just lost track of my photos in the process of documenting all these steps! So we've switched from lavender embroidery to tulips and violets. You get the idea.)
Gently fill your sachet. You want it plump, but not overflowing. Close with a straight pin.
One more pass on the sewing machine, snip off the extra thread and...
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