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


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


  • 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.