Miscellany

Victorian Sachets

By  Yvonne Lord 

Who looks forward to laundry day? It's the lucky crafter who knows that with every load she'll have another dryer sheet for making these sweetly-scented sachets!

  • Victorian Sachets

Materials

  • Recycled fabric softener sheets, two
  • Victorian-themed rub-on transfers of choice
  • Trim of choice, 14” length
  • Pearl string, 3mm, 7” length

Tools

  • Rose petals, lavender buds, or scented batting (filler)
  • Iron and pressing surface
  • Sewing machine with matching thread
  • Acrylic varnish
  • Therm O Web HeatnBond Lite Iron-on Adhesive

Basic Supplies

  • scissors, ruler, needle
  • Sizes
  • 1. Sizes shown are 2-1/2" square and 2-1/2"x4". (Note: Materials listed are for one sachet only.)
  • Sachet
  • 1. For small sachet, cut three 3-1/2" squares from fabric softener sheets and one 3-1/2" square from iron-on adhesive. (Note: For large sachet, cut same number 3-1/2"x5" rectangles instead.)
  • 2. Fuse iron-on adhesive to one fabric softener sheet square/rectangle; remove paper backing. Apply rub-on transfer to adhesive side of sheet; fuse additional sheet on top of design.
  • 3. With right sides together, sew fused sheets to remaining sheet with 1/4" seam, leaving one side open. Turn right side out; stuff with filler of choice.
  • 4. Turn under raw edges and stitch closed. Hand sew trim around edges. Tie bow from pearl string; stitch to sachet.
  • 5. Apply light coat of varnish over design. Let dry.
  • Tip
  • 1. Add a drop or two of scented essential oil to batting.
  • Other Options
  • 1. Embellish sachets with fabric paint.
  • 2. Create different shaped sachets.