Stamped Balsam Sachet

Materials

  • Linen (ironed flat), 1/8 yd.
  • Felt (National Nonwovens): Green; Blue; Maroon
  • Wool roving: green; white; brown; red; orange
  • Balsam fir tips (VTBalsam.com)

Tools

  • Leaf or pine stamps
  • Staz On Ink Pad (Tsukineko): Black
  • Off-white thread and sewing needle
  • Pinking shears
  • Sewing machine and matching thread

Directions

STEP 1

  • Working on a protected surface, spread out linen. Test stamp on scrap paper. Stamp linen, leaving enough fabric around each impression to create sachet.

STEP 2

  • Cut a 3-1/2”x5-1/2” rectangle around stamped image and a second rectangle of equal dimensions. With right sides facing, pin and machine sew rectangles together using a 1/4” seam allowance.

STEP 3

  • Pinch backing to separate it from stamped front, snip a 1-1/2” silt in center back. Turn sachet right side out. Starting with corners, fill sachet with dried balsam fir tips. Hand sew opening closed.

STEP 4

  • Create peppercorn-sized wool roving berries to accent stamped image. Hand sew berries to top of sachet.

STEP 5

  • Use pinking shears to cut a 3”x5” felt backing for sachet. Use small stitches to hand sew outside edges of linen sachet just inside felt edge.
by Heidi Boyd
Stamped Balsam Sachet
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