How to make a Lavender Bag

You will need:

Fabric length 35cm x 12.5cm

Scissors

Needle

Cotton thread (colour to match the fabric)

Ribbon (approx 40cm length)

Dried Lavender

Fold the fabric right sides together to form an oblong.  Sew up each side with a seam allowance of 1cm,  keeping the top open.  Trim the corners so there is less bulk when you turn it inside out. Be careful not to trim too close to the stitching.

Fold the edge of the fabric down about 5cm

Next, turn the oblong right side out.  Your fabric is facing the right way now.  This is your basic bag.

Dried Lavender

Fill the bag with dried lavender.

Using a double thread using a basic running stitch, sew about 4.5cm down from the top of the folded fabric.  You need to hide the top raw edge inside the bag.

Pull the thread to form the ruffle and then tie off the cotton.

Lavender Bag

Tie the top of the bag with a contrast ribbon.

You can now place your pretty little bag in a drawer or wardrobe. They are perfect for making your clothes smell fresh and keeping moths at bay, or you can put them under your pillow to help you sleep.  I hope you enjoy making these as much as I do.   Best wishes  Sarah.