Sunday, May 30, 2010
First choose a piece of material and cut it to 30cm x 12.5cm (11.3/4" x 5") I have used a cotton linen mixture for this one, then over lock all sides to prevent fraying. If you don't have an overlocker pinking shears are just as good. Fold over 1.5cm (1/4") on both short ends and press. Add a piece of piping to one of the short edges on the wrong side of the material and stitch close to edge on the front side. Also looks good if you use a contrast piping.
Now stitch down each side approx 1cm (1/4") in from each side.
Turn the unpiped side right side out which will give you a pocket, gently push out the corners, then fill with filling of your choice (I used lavender for this one) pushing it down so you get as much as you can in there.
Good choices for sachets: lavender, lemon balm, lilac, mint, rosemary, roses, scented geraniums and thyme