Saturday, October 23, 2010
A Mini Square Scented Sachet Tutorial
As I mentioned previously, I have been
crazy busy constructing different creations
from the fabrics in my new line, Nature
Inspired, to display at Quilt Market.
Over the next several posts, I thought I
would share tutorials of several fun and
Select a favorite fabric. This particular design
has vintage french handwriting and postmarks.
Cut two pieces 3"x 3". These will be the front
and back sides of the sachet.
Place right sides of the two fabric
squares together, lining up the edges.
Pin in place to keep the fabric from
Sew the two piece together, stitching
1/4" away from the edge.
Remember to leave a small opening
on one side, in order to turn the fabric
Once the two pieces are stitched
together, snip the corners at a
diagonal. This helps the fabric
to lay flat once turned inside out.
Be sure not to cut your stitches
Turn your sachet inside out
so that the right side of the
fabric is showing.
Using a blunt tool with a rounded
edge carefully place inside the
sachet working the tool into
every corner, so they are crisp.
Be care not to poke to hard or
you might accidentally make a
hole in the fabric.
Fill the little fabric pocket with
your favorite potpourri. I LOVE!
using lavender buds from
Hand stitch the opening in your sachet
I have newly discovered the joy
of creating your own covered buttons.
There are kits you can purchase
at your local sewing center to
make buttons from your favorite
fabrics. I selected a contrasting
fabric, from the Nature Inspired
line, that would stand out against
the sachet fabric.
After making a 1/2" covered
button. Stitch it to the center
of your little sachet square.
Place the finishing touch on
each sachet by tying jute
ribbon around the button.