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How to Make Lavender Sachets

Freshen up your drawers with these sweet patchwork lavender sachets. Learn how to make them with our simple sewing tutorial written by Sarah Ashford.

stack of lavender sachets tied up with ribbon on white table

For five years I lived on the island of Jersey, the Channel Islands, which among many things is famous for its lavender.  I still have some lavender sitting on the shelf in my sewing room and so I thought it high time I put it to use and make some lavender bags, to keep my clothes smelling fresh and lavender-y! 

stack of lavender sachets tied up with ribbon on white table

This simple sewing project gives you a set of three sachets and is a great way of using up scraps of fabric, or why not use a bundle of prints like I have, and the work of color matching has already been done for you.  Tie them with a ribbon all together, and they make the perfect handmade gift.  

stack of lavender sachets tied up with ribbon on white table

I’ve written the instructions to make a set of three – you may as well, as they are super quick to make and look really adorable as a set!  They are good fun to make, and it’s wonderful to work with such a beautiful, calming scent too.

stacks of fabric and bag of lavender on white table
stack of lavender sachets tied up with ribbon on white table

Patchwork Lavender Sachet Tutorial

Sarah Ashford
Learn how to make a simple lavender sachet with our free sewing tutorial.
4.25 from 4 votes
Prep Time 30 minutes
Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour


  • Scraps of a selection of fabrics the biggest piece needed is 4 ½” square
  • 100 grams dried lavender


Cutting Instructions

  • Twelve (12) 2 ½” squares – 4 squares per bag
  • Three (3) 4 ½” squares – 1 per bag

Construction Steps

  • Take 4 of the 2 ½” squares and lay them in a formation you are happy with. Try to balance the colours and the prints.
    4 squares of fabric on white table
  • Stitch the top pair together and the bottom pair together using a quarter inch seam.
  • Press the seams on the top pair to the right and the seams on the bottom pair to the left. Pin the squares together, nesting the seams.
  • Put a pin each side of the central seams to ensure the fabric doesn't slip when you stitch it together.
    hands pinching fabric
  • Stitch across the top and open out and press. Repeat for the other 2 bags.
  • Take the 4 ½” square backing fabric and pin in each corner, marking a 2” gap at the bottom for turning.
  • Starting at the marked line, stitch all the way around, reinforcing the seam at the beginning and end of the opening to stop it from coming undone.
    pinned square of fabric
  • Clip the corners and turn right sides out. Use a knitting needle or similar to push out the corners. Repeat with the other 2 bags.
  • Take the funnel and place it inside the bag. Pour in enough lavender so that it's full but not bursting. You will need to be able to close the gap to stitch it up.
  • Try to have an even amount of lavender in each bag, a good guide is about ¾ full.
    lavender and funnel
  • Finally, close the gap using a small, neat hand stitch such as a slip stitch.
    hands pinching seam closed with needle
  • And you are finished! If you’re gifting them to a friend tie a ribbon around them to make them look extra pretty or pop them in your draws to help keep your clothes smelling fresh.
    stack of lavender sachets tied up with ribbon on white table
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About the Designer

Sarah Ashford is a British Quilter and embroiderer and founder of the GreatBritishQuilter challenge on Instagram. Sarah regularly contributes projects to magazines and loves to spread the joy of quilting everywhere she goes. Follow her on Instagram at @sarahashfordstudio and be sure to check out her beautiful sewing room decals in her Etsy shop www.etsy.com/shop/sarahashfordstudio

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stack of lavender sachets tied up with ribbon on white table

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  1. I love your Copyright Notice!
    Can I copy it and use it on my site? Just joking. But it is perfectly phrased.
    Thanks for the smile it puts on my face.

  2. Could you please tell me a good place to purchase Lavender Sachet? Also do you have any ideas for a small gift for men? I would like to make a lavender sachet for each of the ladies at Christmas but would also like to make something for the me. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you.

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