The perfect idea for wedding favors or bridesmaid gifts.
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.
• 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.
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.
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).
Trim the corners, making sure not to cut too close to the seam (you don’t want to make a hole in your pillow!)
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.
Using a funnel, fill your pillow with herbs. I added about 2 tablespoons of each to make a nice plump looking pillow.
The last step is to carefully hand-stitch the opening closed.
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.
Used In This Project:
- Scallop Hang Tags • I chose the “Modern Geometric” style in coral.