Owl and Butterfly Lavender Sachet Tutorial
Cute Owl and Butterfly Lavender Sachets (Hand Sewing)
Print out the attached template PDF at 100% on an A4 sheet of paper & cut out. Download pattern template click here.
For this tutorial I am going to be making two Lavender Sachets, one with the owl and one with the butterfly.
Felt – 2 pieces 4” x 4”, scraps for the butterfly and owl bodies and sachet loops. (Please refer to the pattern for sizes)
Embroidery cotton complimentary colours for the felt you have chosen. (The sachets displayed in the images are made from a wool mix felt)
Wadding/Stuffing (wool or polyester)
Lavender essential oil or dried
Stitches needed for this project:
Sewing on a button
Print out the pattern from the link listed above and cut out all of the pieces.
Using the pattern cut out each section from your chosen colours of felt. (I prefer to use a rotary cutter for the square pieces as it gives a smoother edge, but this is not necessary as you can also use a scissors)
NOTE: For 2 lavender sachets cut out 4 of the square pieces, 2 each per sachet. The owl is for one sachet and the butterfly is for the second sachet.
At this stage also cut two small sections of felt approx 1cm x 10 cm, this is for the loop to hang the sachet.
NOTE: If you just want to use the sachet for a drawer there is no need for the loop.
At this stage I take the pattern pieces and put them in storage in an envelope and write the name of the pattern on the front.
To sew all of the pieces together I used embroidery thread/floss, I unroll a piece of thread from the skein, roughly in lenght from between my fingers, along the back of my arm to below my elbow. If you have the thread too long it will knot as you are sewing the pieces together. That section will be made up of 6 individual strands, I seperate it into two sections of 3 strands each and use one of the sections to start with.
Assembing the pieces:
Owl Sachet – Starting with the owl wings, they are positioned on the owl body and sewn in place using the blanket stitch, secure the stitch on the reverse of the fabric.
Sew the two buttons on where you would like the eyes to be.
Using a long back stitch sew a simple nose inbetween the two eyes. Secure the thread at the back of the fabric. The owl body is now finished.
Position the owl onto one of the felt sections and sew all around the edges with the blanket stitch.
If you are not attaching the looped section to the sachet you can skip this section.
Fold the 1 cm x 10 cm piece of felt over on itself as shown in the first picture below, sew the loop together, turn over the felt square and position the loop where you would like it to be, sew the loop onto the back of the felt, taking care not to have the thread visible from the front.
Turn the fabric right side around and place the two fabric pieces together with the owl facing you.
Sew the two square sections of felt together using the blanket stitch starting at the bottom of the owl, slightly in from the corner. Continue all the way around until you are at the bottom again, please refer to image just below on the far right.
Scent the wadding with a few drops of essential oil (lavender) and gently pull the wadding into sections mixing the oil into the wadding.
Start stuffing the sachet in each corner and finally stuff the middle section.
Finish sewing the space with the blanket stitch.
Your owl lavender sachet is now ready to use.
The butterfly sachet is made in exactly the same way, but the steps are slightly different.
Firstly position the butterflies onto one of the felt squares.
Sew the butterflies in position using the blanket stitch.
Select the buttons you want to use and sew the buttons in position through the butterfly and the square of felt.
Attach the loop if required.
With the butterfly facing you place the two pieces of felt together and sew all around using the blanket stitch. Leave the bottom open for stuffing as previously shown.
I used dried lavender in the butterfly, to do this I dropped a small amount of the lavender into the sachet, then I placed a small amount of wadding into one of the corners, followed by some more dried lavender and more wadding into the next corner. Continue this pattern until you have the sachet filled to your requirement. The layering pattern will spread the lavender throughout the sachet.
To finish close up the space with the blanket stitch and your sachet is read to use.