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2008 Projects: Lavender sachets

My sister Rona got married in September and we held a bridal shower for her early in the month. For party favors, my Mom, sister Kaye and I made lavender sachets.

Lavender sachets

We used linen (recycled from a shirt too worn in places for wearing) and embroidered flowers or fun geometric shapes on them, adding a few little beads for extra texture. After filling them with lavender, we sewed the tops closed and folded down the fabric to make envelope-style closures on the backs — secured with cute little buttons (not shown in the photo). The final touch was a tag on each that Kaye made, noting the year and names of the happy couple, Rona and Todd!

It was so much fun picking out the embroidery patterns. Some were from my grandmother’s collection of vintage patterns, and some were from Sublime Stitching’s Flower Power and Swanky Decor sets that I received as a Christmas gift in 2007.

Each sachet was unique, so each guest at the shower could pick out her favorite!

The wonderful freshly dried lavender was from Blue Moon Lavender Farm in Sequim, Washington.

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