What can I say, I'm a sucker for frangrances... I love sachets, and have them just about everywhere. Sahcets are perfect for keeping drawers and closets fresh and are pretty great in your car too. So today, I'm going to show you how to make your very own sweet smelling sachet. I made mine to hang in my car, but you could use just about any image you want for this, so have some fun with it!
If you want to try it out for yourself, here is what you'll need:
*Cotton muslin, or a white cotton sheet
*Iron on transfer paper
* A sewing maching
First things first, you want to print out your image on your iron on transfer paper. Follow the instructions on your paper package, and if you are printing out letters be sure to set your printer accordingly so the words print out backwards. Once you have your image printed, cut it out as close to the edge of the image as possible.
Next, get that iron hot. Place your image face down on the fabric and lay your iron on top of it. Move it around over the surface of the iron on paper until you see the sides of the paper starting to seperate from the fabric. Then peel back the paper and voila! Be sure to iron on a hard smooth surface to make sure the heat is distributed evenly.
Once your image is transfered cut around it leaving at least two inch seem allowance. You will have to cut a second piece of fabric out that is the same shape as your image.
Next, sew your two pieces of fabric together right sides together. I like to sew on the side where the image shows through so that I can get as close as possible to the outline of the image. Make sure to leave a 6-8 inch opening at the top to flip your pouch right side out and to stuff your pouch with smelly stuff and add your ribbon.
Now for the fun part! Take a handfull of your potpourri and stuff your pouch.
Once you have stuffed the pouch, take your ribbon and fold it in half so each end meets. Then place it in your opening at the top of the pouch and secure it with a pin. Run the top of the pouch through the sewing maching and close the opening catching the ribbon securing it in the pouch.
What you have now is perfect for those areas you want smelling fresh. Hang them off door nobs, on a closet hook, or omit the ribbon and make plushy ftragrent pouches for your dresser drawers. The sky is the limit with these! Hope you try it for yourself.