Create scented sachets from oddments of fabric, to keep your drawers smelling sweet. Or tie a few bags together for a pretty gift.
For each sachet, cut two 14cm squares of fabric - use left over printed cotton lawn from Liberty. With right sides together, pin and stitch squares around outer edge, taking 1cm seam allowances and leaving a gap for turning through.
Turn right side out and press. Make a funnel by rolling up a piece of paper and use to fill bags with lavender or scented petals from . Sew gap in stitching.
Making this pretty cosmetic bag is simple and makes a great gift
Cut two 22cm x 19cm rectangles from oilcloth. Press under 1.5cm on one long edge of each piece and insert an 18cm zip as shown. Pin and stitch sides and lower edges together, taking 1.5cm seam allowances. Fold corners as shown and stitch across for 4cm. Trim away excess fabric. Turn right side out. Thread a short length of narrow ribbon through zip pull and tie in a knot. Oil clothcan be found at nearly any craft store.
These ideas came from Country Living (British Edition)
Each day comes bearing its own gifts. Untie the ribbons.
Ruth Ann Schabacker