Making lavender sachets is fun and easy with this tutorial from Lindsay Obermeyer. The sequin cake sachet smells as good as it looks, and it's got a fancy and whimsical cake motif on the front.
- 1 foot Laura Foster Nicholson's Cake Ribbon
- 1 fat quarter linen or a 24-28 count evenweave cross stitch fabric
- 1 foot 1/4" ribbon (I used a vintage pink ribbon from my stash.)
- 1 package sequins (These are a matte finish with a pearlescent coating)
- 1 bottle Aleene's® Jewel-It Embellishing glue
- 1 spool thread to match 1/4" ribbon
- 1 spool thread to match fabric
- 1 ounce dried lavender
- 1 rotary cutter
- 1 rotary matt
- 1 metal ruler
- 1 pr scissors
- 1 sewing needle
- 1 foot tin foil
- 4-5 pins
- sewing machine
- Measure and cut two 4 3/4" squares of linen using your ruler, rotary cutter and rotary matt.
- Cut your favorite "cake" motif from the ribbon. This square is roughly 2" x 2" in size.
- Pin the ribbon to the center of one piece of linen.
- Machine sew it into place using a straight stitch and only 1/8" seam allowance using the thread to match your 1/4" ribbon. Remove pins.
- Place the 1/4" ribbon around the edge of the "cake" ribbon covering up your machine stitches. Pin the border into place, carefully tucking under the ends.
- Cut an arm length piece of the same sewing thread. Thread your needle and knot the end.
- Hand stitch the 1/4" ribbon into place with a small running stitch. You can machine sew it, but I love the look of hand embroidery.
- Cover your work surface with tin foil. Pour a few sequins onto the foil. Place the embroidered ribbon front of your sachet face up onto the foil and proceed to make small dots of glue around the center image.
- Place one sequin onto each dot of glue. If you are having trouble picking up the sequins, try tweezers.
- Allow to dry.
- Once dry, remove the foil from your work surface. Pin together both squares of linen, face side inward.
- Using the straight stitch, machine sew around the edge of your sachet with a 1/4" seam allowance. Be careful to leave a 1" gap at the bottom edge that you don't stitch.
- Cut the corners close to the edge of your stitched line.
- Turn the fabric rightside out finger pressing the seams flat.
- Fill the sachet with lavender. I found it easier using a spoon rather than a funnel of any kind.
- Hand stitch the gap closed using the ladder stitch.
Your sachet will retain its scent for 2-3 years before needing to be replenished. Enjoy!