Today’s Shibori project is also an upcycle project. In my fervor to do all the shibori dyeing I could, I scrounged up fabric from anywhere I could find it. This included upcycling an old shower curtain, which led to some interesting texture to go along with the dyed patterns. It also led to an abundance of dyed fabric with which to make lavender sachets. Even for a novice sewer like me, they were a breeze to make and I ended up with several to use in my closet.
DIY Shibori Lavender Sachets
Materials and Supplies
- Shibori dyed fabric
- Dried lavender flowers (I used these)
- Cutting mat
- Pinking shears
- Sewing machine
The follow instructions are for one sachet.
- Cut two, 4″ squares from the shibori-dyed fabric.
- Place the wrong sides of the two pieces together, leaving the right side outward.
- With your sewing machine, sew each side about a 1/2″ inch from the edge and leave a one inch hole for the filling.
- Use your pinking shears, trim each side of the sachet.
- Use a funnel to fill the sachet with dried lavender flowers.
- Hand stitch the hole closed.