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Thursday, April 30, 2009

Craft Project: Lavender Teabag Sachets

Here's a gift idea for Mother's Day, lavender teabag sachets. Steep your clothes in the sweet smell of lavender. Perfect to stuff in dresser drawers or linen cabinets.

I've been holding onto this idea for two years now. Why? I just never got a chance to test it out. You see, every time I come up with an idea, I record it in my journal. I draw a picture of the craft plus directions on how I think it would be made. Often I forget about the idea until I page through my journal again. It's kind of like Christmas for me, I open up one of my journals and discover a forgotten project.

Light weight fabric - cotton or linen
Sewing needle or Sewing machine
Dried Lavender
purple embroidery thread (optional)

Click on image for a larger view

1. Cut out 2 rectangles of fabric (8 1/2" by 3"). Pin right sides together. Sew down each side with a 1/4" seam allowance refer to picture. Turn right side out.

2. Sew across the rectangle three inches from the bottom (refer to picture). Add about a tablespoon of lavender.

3. Sew across the rectangle three inches form the top (refer to picture).

4. Fold both sides upwards and fill with about a tablespoon of lavender in each side.

5. Fold top flaps down, roughly 1/4 inch.

6. Hold both sides together(refer to picture).

7. Pull the tea tag ribbon through the top center of the teabag ( refer to picture). Pin in place.

8. Sew across on dotted lines (refer to picture).

9. Turn right side out. Done!

Tea Tag Directions

Cut a piece of fabric 3" by 1 1'2". Fold in half. Sew down sides (refer to picture). Turn right side out. Place ribbon inside the square. Fold in raw edges. Sew closed.

Optional: embroider lavender image on the tag.

Other Mother's Day Ideas


Ayie said...

That's a nice and simple craft project. The lavender is perfect to use having such scent!

Caroline said...

Wow I love this idea! Such a nice touch for the drawers and cabinets!

I'm actually thinking of using it as a real "tea" bag during the rinse cycle for laundry... Because of allergies, I can't use scented laundry detergent, but this could make my clothes smell nice naturally. What do you think?

Kristin said...

That is really pretty!

Liz said...

Cute cute cute. Lavender is so soothing - I love this.

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh how pretty, I love lavendar and I love this! I'll be linking.

Christy クリスティ said...

what a romantic craft! i love it!

Anne said...

Very cool!! I posted a link to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing Blog: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-sew-a-teabag-sachet/2009/05/01/

macati said...

thank you sooooo much!!!

Amanda said...

Oh, i LOVE this! Thanks! I'm gonna make this! Love lavender!
/ Gretings from Sweden

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