Friday, March 4, 2011
A French project
I make lavender filled sachets for my drawers and gift enclosures.
Here are the latest to come out of my studio.
Size about 2.5" square. Very easy!
Fabric is the trick.
I used old linen for the top and burlap for the back.
Stamp the linen with permanent ink and French stamps.
Cut fabrics bigger than you need and sew with zigzag stitch.
Before you sew the back to the front, right sides together , slip a lace fragment across a corner.
Also important, zigzag one edge of the burlap, this is the side left open.
Sew 3 sides, turn, finger press the opening , stuff with lavender and soft stuffing mixed.
Ladder stitch the opening closed.
Tie together in twos for a presentation.
I added some glitter glue to a couple of the sachets to mimic beads.