It’s time to wear your heart on your sleeve with a sewing tutorial that puts heart and soul into a really simple gift. These DIY scented sachets use up those little scraps you have lying around and with a few drops of essential oil, you have a perfumed gift that smells divine.
The scented heart is a touching way to say farewell to a friend. A parting gift to pop into a suitcase and be a reminder of friendship as the aroma permeates the suitcase. It is a lovely way to make a sleep pillow. Add a few lavender drops to the heart and lay it on your pillow. Try keeping pests away in your cupboard or drawer with some eucalyptus oil and a romantic fabric heart.
DIY Scented Sachets: What do you need?
- Scraps of fabric
- Pinking shears
- Piece of ribbon or pretty tape
- Colored button or a pretty vintage brooch or even a crochet flower to add that personal touch
- A bit of cotton stuffing
- And the pattern of course. I made a cardboard template 13x15cm (5 x 6 inches) but you can make any size. Just fold your cardboard in half before you cut to get it symmetrical.
Simple Steps to DIY Scented Sachets
Step 1: Choose your fabric scraps and using the vintage heart pattern, cut out two hearts with pinking shears. This gives an interesting edge and speeds up the sewing process.
Step 2: Pin the the hearts with wrong sides together and insert the ribbon loop in the top.
Step 3: Stitch the two heart pieces together. Start stitching in the middle of the side of the heart and sew down to the point. Stop and turn the needle and continue to stitch up the opposite side and then round the two rounded edges and back to the beginning leaving a small opening for the stuffing.
If you don’t have a sewing machine you can use a backstitch to sew it by hand.
Step 4: Gently push some cotton stuffing into the opening and when you are satisfied the stuffing has filled the heart, drop some essential oil into the stuffing. Push the stuffing evenly in the heart shape and just aim for a gentle puffy effect.
Step 5: Stitch the gap closed with all the stuffing inside.
Step 6: Finally, stitch a button or bow or other trim at the top of the heart for the perfect finishing touch.
A scented heart is a sweet and simple gift. It’s a romantic and personal way to show you care.