Pretty Lavender Sachet Bags

I love making little lavender sachet bags and filling them with the dried lavender buds I harvest from my own garden. 

Luckily they are super easy to make - follow this  simple tutorial and you'll be tucking pretty scented sachets into your drawers and linen cupboards in next to no time at all!

How to make lavender sachet bags

How To Make Lavender Sachet Bags

These sweet little bags are a breeze to run up whether you have a sewing machine or need to (or prefer to) make them by hand. I love the homespun charm of something that has been crafted by hand and is completely unique.


  • Cotton or linen fabric squares (I used 10cm x 10cm squares of beautiful 100% cotton Cath Kidston fabric for the lavender bags in the tutorial below)
  • Needle, thread and pins
  • Dried lavender - from your garden or it's easy to buy online too
  • A teaspoon


Take 2 matching or contrasting fabric squares and pin with right sides together.

Sew around all edges, with a 3/8" seam allowance, making sure to leave a small gap for turning. I sewed the one below by hand - it only took about 2 minutes. A machine stitched one takes seconds!

Snip the corners off diagonally and turn the square to the right side

Fill to approx 3/4 full with lavender - I like to think of this as 'pleasantly plump, but not rigid' I always find this bit a little fiddly so I've experimented with different ways of adding the lavender and not making a huge mess!

My top tip? Try using a little teaspoon as a way to get the lavender to actually go into the sachets - it works a treat for me!

Slip stitch the opening.

How to make pretty lavender sachet bags

Before you know it, you'll have a tidy little pile of beautiful lavender sachets stacking up - perfect for your linen cupboard or as a gift for a special someone.

These sell fantastically well at fundraisers and fairs too! Present 3 or 4 sachets together, tied u with a ribbon and they're hard to resist ...

Squares and rectangles are the easiest and quickest shapes to make. I love to make heart shaped sachets too - I add a little ribbon and have them hanging all round the house! What shape will you choose for your scented sachets?

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