We actually haven't used dryer sheets in a while, close to three years. We decided along time ago that dryer sheets was not a must have item in our household. Mostly because of the film it leaves on the fabric. It blocks some absorption from the material, and frankly, when I get out of the shower or wash my hands I really want my towel to wick the moisture away the first time.
So this little dryer sachet came about while I was doing laundry (of course!). I re-found my lavender today and remembered that I have wanted to make one of these for a while. So while my clothes were a washing, my sewing machine was a sewing.
- This project is easy!
- It takes around 1-11/2 hours!
- Perfect for when you want to be creative but don't want to start a major project!
- Use your fabric scraps!
I am going to show you the basic instructions. The little details like bear applique and shape of sachet can be changed to your liking.
List of materials
- Two different coordinating fabrics, cut in a half circle (use a medium sized bowl)
- 3/4 cup of lavender flowers and 1/4 cup of flax seed ( more or less depending on the size of your actual half circle)
- Wool applique. Use real wool, it will help eliminate static
- funnel and or spoon
- sewing machine
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First you need to sew your applique on one side of your sachet. Tip! Sew slow, you will have a better result with your applique. Now place the right sides together.
Make sure you sew all along the edges about 1/4 inch, and make little cuts so when you turn it right side out it with have a smooth form on the inside. Now turn it right side out and fill.
You might have to also use a spoon for the lavender, like I did. Fill until there is about 1/8 of empty space left. Pin the little opening together and sew shut.
There you have it! Extremely easy and you can feel accomplished for making something in a couple of hours. And its practical!
This would be great sewing project for a young child while you are teaching them how to do their own laundry. Make several to give as a gift.
This one is bigger then the ones Trader Joes sells. They say each one should last 3 months. This one will last longer. Squeeze several times in hand before throwing them into your dryer, to re-release the fragrant lavender flowers.
See how I will remake this ugly find into vintage trendy. Stay tuned to find out how!