How to Make Lavender Sachets

Gather Your Supplies

A flat lay photo of supplies needed to make a lavender sachet
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A scented sachet is a lovely touch to add to your dresser drawers. Its subtle scent not only greets you every morning while you're getting dressed, but also lends a hint of fragrance to all of your clothing. If you're particular about what fragrances you like, it's a smart idea to make your own sachets instead of buying them. While this version includes lavender, you don't have to use lavender you can combine other dried flowers instead or use essential oils and rice.

Here's what you'll need:

  • Fabric
  • Rice
  • Dried Lavender
  • Scissors
  • Needle
  • Thread
  • Ribbon

Cut to Size

Scissors cutting into brightly patterned coral colored fabric
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Depending on how much lavender and rice you have, you'll want to customize the size of the fabric based on that. Or divvy the piece up so you can make multiples, one for each drawer. Fold your fabric in half and cut out a square at the edge so one of the edges is a fold—that means you only have to sew two sides instead of three!

Sew the Edges

A woman's hand holding a needle fabric that is being sewn up
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Start by folding the fabric so that the pattern is on the inside; you want the pattern to face inward. Using whatever stitch you know and think would be secure (you've got to keep that rice in there) sew the two open sides so that there's only an opening at the top. Make sure that there are no gaps where lavender or rice can escape. Once you're done sewing, turn the pouch pattern side out and set aside.

Make Your Filling

A woman's hands mixing rice and lavender
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In a small bowl, mix your rice and lavender together. This is the fun part because you'll want to dig in with your fingers and make sure that you've thoroughly mixed the lavender into the rice. You can also control how potent you want the lavender scent to be. Do what smells good to you and remember that the scent will fade over time. You might be wondering why you mix the lavender with rice; rice helps absorb moisture and filling a whole pouch with lavender would be more expensive and a little overkill.

Fill the Pouch

Woman's hand pouring rice and lavender mixture into a patterned sachet bag
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Fill your fabric pouch with the mixture, if you're not feeling like pouring it in (rice can easily spill everywhere) use a spoon and add the rice until you feel like it's appropriately stuffed. Be cautious, you don't want to overfill it and you don't want to under fill it. It's sort of a perfect balancing act. Here's the good news: you can re-adjust as needed.

Tie the Top

A woman's hand tying a ribbon bow around a lavender sachet
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So this might be controversial, but we don't think you should sew the top of the sachet closed. You can if you want to, but hear us out first. By keeping the top of you sachet open you can refresh the mixture inside once it loses its fragrance—without having to sew another one. Plus the ribbon tied around the top works to keep it closed and looks pretty darn cute.


Finished DIY lavender sachet next to a bowl of rice and scissors
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Now all that's left is to decide which drawer to tuck this little beauty in! A few of our favorite places to store our sachets are in our sock drawers, shoe closets, and bathroom counters.