No Sew Easy Sachets by Melissa Craig

Friday, September 18, 2015

Hi everyone, Melissa here.  I have a fun project to share with you that I hope you like as much as I do.  I found on Pintrest awhile back so different sachets, which of course led me down the You Tube path to watch whatever videos I could find - and though fabulous ideas, I thought they were just too... too - well, not sure what the word is.  Just too much for me.  I don't have a clue how to use hem tape or whatever it's called and Aleene's fabric tape is so expensive.  I got to thinking, these items don't go in the washing machine so why not just use a really strong double sided adhesive.  Here's what I created.

I picked up some inexpensive tea towel material at JoAnn Fabrics, as well as some mesh type fabric to hold the lavender buds.  I cut the fabric about 3 inches in width and just sort fussed with the length until I had a pocket the size I wanted.  I did the same with the mesh piece, sizing it to just a bit smaller - filled it with lavender buds and then closed it off.  I then stuffed it inside the pocket and sealed it up as well.

Let's talk decoration...

This one uses French Wired ribbon - Porcelain Blue, Solid Grosgrain ribbon - Jasmine Green, and Grosgrain Dazzle ribbon - Light Pink.  To create the blue flower, I removed the wire from a length of ribbon and cut it using a die from MFT stamps.  Be sure to have a lighter on hand to heat the edges as best as possible to minimize fraying.  I free-hand cut the ribbon for the leaves.  Then I made little roses from the pink ribbon.  I hot glued all the embellishments onto the sachet.

For this one I used a left over piece of the ribbon I had layered for the wedding card and box I shared about a month ago.  I layered the Dazzle ribbon - Light Pink over a length of Double Ruffle ribbon - White.  I used these ribbons to cover the flap on the sachet and then made a rose and leaves out of felt.

Lastly, I created this embellishment using the Country Check ribbon - Light Blue.  I cut a length that is approximately 8 inches and wove a needle and thread along one edge.  I then pulled on the thread to gather the ribbon.  I hot glued it onto the sachet and added a button.  Then I made a little bow using some natural twine and glued it on.  It sort of looks like a sun-bonnet.

Thank you so much for visiting the blog today and I hope my project inspires you to create something simple and sweet - these would be perfect for little gifts!  And you don't have to use lavender buds.  You could use those dryer pellets.  Tuck these into your dresser drawers and linen closets to keep everything smelling fresh.  Personally, I'm adding some to my daughter's smelly dance bag!


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