I love the smell of lavender, and I grew a ton of it in our garden last year. I harvested it and dried it throughout the season, and we still have a ton laying around, so I decided I needed a great way to use it. So I made these cute little no-sew drawer sachets for our dresser drawers!
They’re cute, and functional, and the best part is, you don’t need to sew a single stitch to make them! All you need is an iron and hem tape and you can have your own colorful, fragrant drawer sachets to help keep your clothes from smelling musty. Plus they make great handmade gifts!
DIY No-Sew Drawer Sachets
Here’s what you need to make your own:
- 2 small squares of fabric per sachet (about 4″x4″)
- fusible (iron-on) hem tape
- pinking shears
- dried lavender, or lavender essential oil and cotton balls (or whatever scent you’d prefer!)
- an iron
Start by cutting out small squares from your fabric. They can be whatever size you want, but don’t make them too big or they will be hard to fill!
Turn your iron to whatever setting is recommended for the fabric you are using and make sure it is dry (no steam). I used a basic quilting cotton because the weave is dense enough that the lavender filling won’t fall out through the fabric, but it’s loose enough that you can still smell the awesome scent through the fabric. Just make sure you use something that you can iron without melting!
Next, cut 4 strips of fusible hem tape (one for each side of the square) and make sure they are the same length as each side of your fabric squares.
Turn one fabric square upside down (so the wrong side of the fabric faces up) and place four strips of hem tape on top of the fabric, right up against all four edges. Then place the other fabric square, right side of the fabric facing up, on top of that.
Iron around three sides of the squares for about five seconds to melt the fusible hem tape. Iron the corners on the fourth side, but make sure not to iron the entire thing closed! You need to leave a small hole in one side in order to fill it with lavender.
Fill your fabric pouch with dried lavender, or if you’d prefer, you can use essential oils and cotton balls. Add a drop of essential oil to each cotton ball, wait a minute for it to dry a bit, then stuff the fabric pouch full of cotton balls.
Once your pouch is filled, iron the hole for about five seconds to close it.
Clip the frayed edges off all four sides using pinking shears to give it a cute zig zag pattern and to prevent the edges from fraying any further, and you’re done! Enjoy your DIY no-sew drawer sachets!
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I know this is a silly question, but I too grew lavender. How do I harvest it so I can make these cute sachets?
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Jessi Wohlwend says
Once the little purple buds form on the stems, just cut the entire stem off the plant. If you wait too long, the little purple buds will open into full flowers, but if you snip the stems before the buds open, then you can take the stems inside, pull the buds off the stem, and set them aside to dry. Once the buds are dry they will be ready to go in a sachet!