Lavender sachets for clothing drawers are amazing. Dried lavender can be refreshed time and time again simply by crushing the buds, so they never lose their scent. They are also great at keeping bugs away. Today’s repurposed project involves two items that were upcycled.
The first item was the lavender bouquet from my wedding. After I walked down the aisle with it, I dried out the stems over the course of a week, and brought home the dried lavender with the intent of using them to make drawer sachets.How To Dry Lavender: Drying lavender is really, really easy! I left my bouquet upright in a vase and it dried naturally on its own. Alternately, you can hang a bouquet upside down or lay out the stems to dry on a mat. It takes about five days to dry.
The second item was a souvenir from my friend’s wedding two years ago. She gave out pouches of m&m’s and we stole a few because Mr. M and I like m&m’s so much. (As if that should be such a big surprise! M is only the initial of my first name – ha!) Of course, the candies were devoured instantly, but we were left with these fabric pouches that were dying to see a new life as something else.
To make these drawer sachets, you’ll need:
Sewing machine or needle and thread
Seam ripper (if necessary)
Step 1. Since this is an upcycled project for me, I had to take apart the pouches with a seam ripper. If you’re just using plain fabric, you can skip this step.
Step 2. Place the wrong sides of two pieces of fabric together. Start sewing at about 1/2″ from the cut edges and continue on three sides of the squares. In the picture shown here, I sewed along half of the fourth side before stopping, but I think it’s best to leave the fourth side completely unsewn. It’ll be easier to fill the sachet this way.
Step 3. Using a teaspoon, fill the sachet with dried lavender.
Step 4. Once the sachet is filled as much as you’d like, sew along the fourth side to close.
Step 5. Cut the edges with pinking shears to clean up the frays and to also give the sachets a nice decorative finish.
Now I have a few drawer sachets filled with real French lavender. They serve as a great functional reminder of my wedding bouquet. I hope you’ll give this project a try. They were really easy to make!
Total time: Each sachet took about 10-15 minutes to make.
Total cost: Absolutely nothing thanks to upcycled materials!