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Harvesting lavender to make your sachets should be done on a dry day and in the morning when the flowers on the lavender plant are not quite open. Cut the bloom stock 3 - 4 inches below the flower head.
To dry the lavender, make small bunches of 8 - 12 stocks fastening them together with an elastic band. Hang upside down in a dry place out of direct sunlight. The drying process will take 2 - 3 weeks. Once dry; remove flowers by stripping the stems through your fingers. Using a glass container with a good lid, store in a cool, dark, location until ready for use.
Materials: (makes 1)
- 6-inch square or circle of material. Cotton or muslin fabric is best.
- 1/4 cup (more or less) of dried lavender flowers
- 12 inches of ribbon to match material
Place lavender in middle of material. Gather material around lavender and tie with ribbon. Hang in your closet or put in with your linens.
Materials: (Makes 1)
- Top - 8-inch square of material. Chose any type you wish.
- Back - 8-inch square of material. This should be a cotton or muslin
as it breathes; however, using the same material as the top
- Two 6 inch square muslin or cotton or cheesecloth
- 1/4 to 1/2 cup of dried lavender flowers.
Sew 6-inch squares on three sides. Fill with lavender and sew fourth side.
With good sides facing each other, sew the 8-inch squares on three sides. Press and clip corners. Fold open side back 1/4 inch (wrong sides of material together) to make a casing and press. Fold casing again and sew in place. Press. DO NOT SEW END SHUT. Turn pillowcase right side out. Press. Attach 2 or 3 small snaps evenly across opening. Insert lavender pillow. Snap closed. Place under your pillow for a good night's sleep or in your linen closet between the sheets.
NOTE: The end of the pillow case is not sewn shut in order for you to replace the lavender pillow with a fresh pillow in the future or, renew the scent with a drop or two of Lavender essential oil.
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