Here is a quick tutorial on making a Sachet from a vintage handkerchief. I use lavender in this tutorial but you could probably use any scented potpourri. You will need:
- Vintage Handkerchief
- Small piece of muslin for lining
- Lavender flowers or other potpourri
- Needle and strong thread
- Ribbon, lace, small craft or millinery flowers for embelishments
First mark the center of each side of the handkerchief. The easiest way to do this is to fold it in half and use a pin to mark the fold
Measure the square created by the four center marks. This is the size of the square you will need to cut from the muslin for the lining.
Place the muslin square on the wrong side of the handkerchief matching the corners of the muslin to the pins. Using large running stitches, stitch through the muslin and the hankie around the edge.
Place the lavender flowers in the center of the muslin. I used about 4 tablespoons of lavender. You may use more or less depending on the size of your handkerchief.
Pull the thread to gather up the handkerchief around the lavender flowers to create a sort of bag. Stitch though the "neck" of the bag and secure with a few stitches and knot off.
Embellish the "neck" of the sachet with ribbons, lace, small flowers or whatever you want. Adding a small charm or some cute buttons would also be nice.
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