To make these lavender bags you will need:
1. Some pretty fabric.
2. Some matching ribbon.
3. Dress making pins.
4. Dressmakers chalk or air erasable pen.
5. A ruler.
7. Some dried lavender flowers.
8. Sewing machine or needle and thread to hand sew.
Step 1. Iron your fabric.
Step 2. Measure and mark out your squares. For these I measured out 13cm square. Measure at several points and mark with a dot, then join the dots with a line to cut along.
Step 3. Cut out your squares.
4. Cut your ribbon 20cm long.
Now we are ready to start pinning together all the pieces for sewing.
Step 5. Fold the ribbon so that it will hang nicely.
Step 6. Pin your ribbon together, away from the stich line. This will make it easier to position and sew straight.
Step 7. Place your first square, patterned side up. Measure half way (where you will centre the ribbon) and mark.
Step 8. Line up the ribbon and place the next square on top so that the patterns are facing each other.
Step 9. Pin it all together. The more pins you put in equals the less the fabric will move when you stitch.
Step 10. We are now going to sew up our bags on 3 sides, on the 4th side (bottom/base of our bag) we need to leave an unseen gap of 6-8cm.
Step 12. The corners will need poking out. For this I use the capped end of a dressmakers pencil.
These make a fantastic gift and they have an added bonus that the lavender repels moths. With the addition of the ribbon makes these bags versatile in that they can be used in drawers or hung in the wardrobe. I like to put mine on my bedside stand as I find the scent of lavender soothing.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. If you have made any lavender bags a yourself then please share your pictures.