Most sewing enthusiasts have a scrap bag of some sort. Whether it’s for green, thrifty, or sentimental reasons, it’s a shame to throw out nice fabric. Finding uses for the tiniest bits is usually a challenge. This little project lends itself perfectly to using up your favorite odds and ends and elevating them to something lovely.
Sachets, little pillows filled with aromatic herbs, can be a wonderful way to usher in spring, even if the fresh scents of new blossoms haven’t arrived yet. Traditionally sachets were tucked into drawers for sweet smelling underthings or slipped into a closet to keep moths at bay. This simple lavender filled pillow has a loop to slip in love notes to someone special. Whether you want your child to awaken with a little surprise or say sorry to your partner… this little cushion will hold your thoughts gently. This scrap sachet makes a wonderful beginning sewing project, as it can be made easily by hand or machine. It also works well for making multiples for gift giving. Even the smallest helper enjoys selecting fabrics and filling pillows.
Scraps of fabric made from natural fibers (cotton, hemp, wool)
Ribbon or leftover lace trim
Scissors or rotary cutter and mat
Now take a little slip of paper and write your note… it can even be a sweet reminder to yourself. Roll and slide under lace. Maybe add a few flowers, fresh or dried. A love note presented like this will surely not be forgotten!
Maya Donenfeld lives with her husband and two children in upstate NY, where she spends her days creating and repurposing in her old farmhouse. Her biggest inspiration comes from raising her children in rural surroundings and the contents of her recycling bins. She loves sharing ideas for creative parenting, green living, and celebrating all things handmade on her blog maya*made.