Sew a Simple Valentine Sachet with Potpourri

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Aromatic and attractive, hand made Valentine sachets are a thoughtful and unusual gift, sure to be remembered.

I have owned this valentine sachet for quite some time now and I thought I would share it because it would be very easy to make.  Whip up a couple of these on your sewing machine, or even by hand, and they would be a thoughtful and rather inexpensive valentine gift.  Details like the three tiny pink flowers and the heart shaped charm hanging from the bottom are easy to find at your local craft store.  Try the notions department and of course the scrapbooking aisle for other wonderful additions!

Materials List:

  • Fabric of your choice, mine is in silk
  • Coordinating rick rack or trim (might find nice little ones in
    the scrapbooking aisle)
  • Coordinating ribbon
  • Thin ribbon or cording to hang it
  • Filler (lavender or small bits of potpourri)
  • Any other embellishments
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks

Instructions:

1. Simply cut out two identical heart shapes approximately 7” tall by
4 1/2” wide plus seam allowance.

2. Pin the hearts together with wrong sides facing and stitch all the way
around leaving an opening large enough to turn the heart right
side out.

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3. Fill the heart with potpourri and stitch the opening closed.

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4. Using hot glue gun to attach, cover the stitching with small trim.  Add cord to hang, covering raw edges with bow made of ribbon. (Notice that the hanging ribbon is attached to the front of the heart, not in the crook of it.)

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5. Using hot glue gun, or by hand stitching, embellish as you wish.

I have always enjoyed handing out small gifts to my neighbors at the holidays.  This just might be the perfect idea this year!

Shari

Comments

  1. janet wilson says

    thank you sheri for this idea. I have been looking for something to make with my lavender, (I have huge tubs of this every year) and been making lavender this and that , but this just hit me right. love it, and really loved your show when it was on hgtv. Ahh, the good old days. wish they were back.

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