Saturday, July 17, 2010

Krishenka's Lavender Sachets (Poppits) - Tutorial

Well it's harvesting time for the  lavender  here in France and I have been out at dusk after letting the bees have their fill and then cutting and getting them ready to tie into bundles to dry so far I have 18 bundles off two plants with another 40 plants to yet to pick.

I decided to make a few more of my lavender Poppits and find them really fun and simple to make,  and thought I would share them with you. They are great in your car, hang on a coat hanger, in your  handbag ( I use mine when I go to shop for fish as I hate the smell, but love fish) and I hold this close to my nose when I am at the counter, silly but it saves me feeling ill.  I use them in my dryer much cheaper and better than shop bought (in my opinion). My Poppits even after two years are still fresh.
Useful link for when to harvest your lavender if unsure

What you  will need to make one.

Scissors, needle and thread, measure, scraps of cotton material, length of string and a button, and were off.

A square  measuring  12.5cm x 12.5cm (5" x 5") and pink the edges to stop fraying.

Fold in half with right sides together and stitch along one short edge and turn to go down the long edge leave an opening of  5cm (2") to fill the bag and then continue till you have completed the other small edge.

Turn right side out and gently push out the corners, fill with lavender or anything else that takes your fancy. Stitch the opening and  your almost done. Lay flat with the closure nearest to you and then take the right and left corners and overlap the right onto the left. 

Then sew the button on. Lastly push the string through just under the button and tie then tie the top and there you have it, your own little Poppit.

Hope you try them for your self or make  them for a friend. I am going to make some for my xmas tree this year too, as I have some sparkly material that needs using.
The little blue cone to the left I made the other night to take as a little gift when we went to friends for dinner ( along with the obligatory bottle of wine). And the lavender wand on the right I made three days ago, it has 50 stems so it's a big one.
I have  Poppit Kits listed in my Etsy shop if anyone doesn't have all the ingredients:)


PoetessWug said...

Ummmmm....I bet your house smells delightful too!...Your Poppits look so cute too!

KClark Photography said...

I can almost smell it from here. Thanks for the instructions on the poppit. I'll be making some out of some favorite material pieces I've been saving.


Unknown said...

They are really cool - I think I'll get my sewing maching driver to pop along and have a read too :-)
Thanks for sharing!

Daph said...

so nice:)

Unknown said...

So beautiful - if I close my eyes I can almost smell them. Ahh... Thanks for a summer pick-me-up in the middle of my winter. :)

~Laura (Moags)

Krishenkas Treasures said...

ah you romantic Moags:)

lavada nicholls photography said...

clever girl, you are!

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