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How to Sew A Simple Sachet

Here's a simple project that makes a great little gift or package decoration.

Difficulty Level: Easy      Time Required: 20 Minutes


Here's How:
  1. You will need a piece of fabric (4" by 10"), a piece of ribbon, scissors, potpourri, needle and thread
  2. Fold the fabric, wrong sides together, to measure 4" by 5".
  3. Stitch together the 5" raw edges to form a seam on each side. Use a 1/2" seam allowance.
  4. Turn under the top edge, 1/4" and 1/4" again, towards the wrong side.
  5. Stitch the hem into place.
  6. Turn right side out.
  7. Lightly stuff the pouch with potpourri.
  8. Close the pouch by tying a ribbon tightly around the top, leaving 1/2 to 1" of the pouch above the ribbon.
  9. Tie the ribbon in to a bow.
Tips:
  1. If your stitches are not tight, put the potpourri inside a piece of nylon stocking before putting it in the pouch.
  2. Attach lace to the top hem to dress up the sachet.
  3. Glue a fabric flower to the bow, for a decorative appearance.

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