Last summer, I bought scoops and scoops of dried lavender from my friend Audrey at 1824 Walker Farmhouse to make little lavender pillows. Not only do they smell wonderful, they are lovely to give as little presents.
The thought of reusing worn fabrics to make something sweet in this disposable world is very pleasing to me.
It can be as simple as an old quilt square, or slightly more detailed like the little rabbits I made from my neighbor’s 94 year old dad’s wool military blanket.
Those personal fabrics are my favorite to use.
When I open the drawer I placed one of the pillows in, seeing the little tuck brings thoughts of a loved one and happy memories.
Piece of old quilt or fabric, cotton or linen is best
Little bit of fill
Needle and matching thread
- Cut the Fabric. To make one sachet, measure and cut two matching squares of fabric
- Align them with the sides you like facing inward.
- Sew three sides of the square together either using a sewing machine or needle and thread.
- Turn right sides out and fill with lavender, adding a little stuffing in the corners to give it a better shape if you like.
- Turn the open side’s edges under and slip stitch the opening closed.