DIY Herbal Sachet Pillows + Free Sewing Pattern

These sachet pillows are a simple sewing project and make perfect gifts for bridesmaids or wedding favors. The best part is that you can coordinate your fragrant herbs and fabric to match your theme, color palette and season. I chose to use lavender, chamomile and lemon balm for their relaxing effects and fresh spring scent.

Supplies Needed:

• Cotton fabrics (three different colors/patterns of your choice)
• Herbs (I ordered mine in bulk from the San Francisco Herb Co.)
• Tablespoon & funnel
• Sewing machine, thread & pins
• Iron & ironing board
• Sewing scissors
• Kraft scissors
Free sewing pattern

The first step is to wash and iron your fabric. Then download and print the free sewing pattern. Using kraft scissors, cut out the template pieces. Then pin them to your fabric and cut out with sewing scissors.

DIY Herbal Sachets + Free Sewing Pattern

Next take your two front triangle pieces and place them together (right sides facing in). Use your sewing machine to sew along the longest side of the triangle leaving a ¼” seam allowance. Iron open to form a square and trim the triangle edges where indicated in photo below.

blog ad 1

DIY Herbal Sachets + Free Sewing Pattern

Place your front and back pieces together, right sides facing in, and sew all the way around with a 1/4” seam allowance. Make sure to leave a 1-inch opening on one side (see photo below for reference).

DIY Herbal Sachets + Free Sewing Pattern

Trim the corners, making sure not to cut too close to the seam (you don’t want to make a hole in your pillow!)

DIY Herbal Sachets + Free Sewing Pattern

Turn your pillow right side out using the opening you left and iron flat. I like to use a pencil or pen to push out the corners completely.

DIY Herbal Sachets + Free Sewing Pattern

Using a funnel, fill your pillow with herbs. I added about 2 tablespoons of each to make a nice plump looking pillow.

DIY Herbal Sachets + Free Sewing Pattern

The last step is to carefully hand-stitch the opening closed.

DIY Herbal Sachets + Free Sewing Pattern

To Package For Favors

I tied a personalized scallop favor tag in the new Modern Geometric style around each pillow with some coordinating ribbon for a pretty spring wedding favor.

blog ad 2

DIY Herbal Sachet Pillows + Free Sewing Pattern

Used In This Project:


More Wedding Favor Ideas:

Lavender Simple Syrup 3 DIY Nautical Favor Ideas Wedding Favors: Tea Blends DIY Sharpie Mugs


Shop Our Food/Craft Collection:

Rachel (160 Posts)

Rachel Beyer is an artist, designer and creative maker based in Portland, OR. She loves crafting, party planning and illustration. Rachel runs her own creative blog, Adventures In Making and also has a line of greeting cards, art prints and handmade goodies called Camp Smartypants.


Leave a Reply