One of my most favorite things to make are sachets. I made so many of them today so this is a most perfect time to show you how to make one too. Sachets are excellent for brewing teas and coffees and to pocket seasonings in soups, roasts and stews. You can fill them with potpourri or dried herbs for a number of uses. Use any fabric you like; however, I like to use muslin for any sachets I plan to use for eating or cooking.
Materials Needed:backstitch it will work up in no time. Okay, let's have some fun :)
For this exercise I cut a square about 6 or 6 1/2 inches
I edged 2 of parallel sides of the square on my serger.
No serger? Ok no problem, just fold over the raw edgeand zigzag on your sewing machine or cut out the square with pinking shears to control the frayed edge.
Then cut two two strips of fabric (about 1 inch x 2 1/2 inches) to form 2 casings.
Now pin the casings onto the fabric square as you see in the pic above.
Fold the square in half and serge or sew together to form a seam just as you see it in the pic above.
Now position the seam to the back of the work and press flat.
Work should now look like this
Sew a line at across the center of the work. This will give your sachet two compartments to fill.
Front of work will now look like this.
Forming a Double Drawstring
Fold the sachet in half at the sewn line, thread your tapestry needle with some of the cotton string and draw it through both casings.
Make the drawstring as long as you want it to be, cut the string and tie a knot at the end.
Repeat this step but this time draw the string in the opposite direction.
Yaay, you made a sachet!
Now let's fill this one with some loose green tea and have a nice hot cup of gratification for all our hard work.
Thanks for making a sachet with me guys.