Sachets probably go back to the beginning of humans–the impulse to dry and keep sweet-smelling flowers and herbs in our nests seems intrinsic. We can still find centuries-old recipes for sachet fillings—this is a timeless and gentle craft to enjoy. Sachets can be used to scent drawers, closets, and linens, and it’s easy to think of people on your gift list who would be delighted with one.
This project can be made using almost any fabrics. Two very different styles are shown. One is made from silk velvets, satins, ribbons, and Provencal lavender, inspired by imagining a luxurious vintage lingerie drawer, maybe from the 1920s, with these little packets nestled in amongst treasured dainties, adding their distinctive sweet scent. The other set has a simple esthetic with a more homespun and cozy feeling, using materials in a neutral palette. There are 3 shapes -- a“posy cone”, a heart, and a simple pillow.. Raid your stash of scraps, notions and trims for ribbon flowers, vintage millinery flowers, charms, buttons, and ribbons to finish them off. Fill them with fresh lavender ( SF Herb Company is a reliable resource) or rosebuds or make your own unique potpourri blend. This is a lovely evocative small gift for someone special or an indulgence to make for yourself. Every time the drawer is opened...
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