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
, to display at Quilt Market.

Over the next several posts, I thought I
would share tutorials of several fun and
easy projects.

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
inside out.

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
when trimming.

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
Apifera Farm

Hand stitch the opening in your sachet
pillow closed.

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.


Jeannie said...

Thanks so much for the tutorial. Great stocking stuffers! I am so excited about your new fabric line. The sneek peeks have me drooling. Have a fantastic weekend.

Dianne said...

Lovely sachets... Thanks for the tutorial!

chickie said...

I love your work!

Karen said...

great tutorial ... absolutely love the fabric line .. i am going to start looking for a great quilt pattern to show it off ... with the bird print as the focus

Catherine said...

Thanks so much for the great tutorial, Tracie! Your fabrics are FABULOUS - can hardly wait until our local shop has them... counting the days! The bird print especially, makes my heart go "pitty-pat" - lovely!!!

kecia said...

tracie - i love the fabric you used for the sachet- YUMMY! so this will be available in Dec. some time? must order some as soon as it comes out (probably online as there aren't many shops around here for fabrics)

congrats on the fabric line - very exciting!


Jane LaFazio said...

LOVE what you are making with your fabric, and love the covered button on the sachet! too adorable for words.please please give us an online source for your fabric.

judy coates perez said...

These are lovely!

Sonja Milojevic said...

Adorable sachets!!! Love your work!