Kids Craft Series: Scented Sachets for Your Drawers
Sometimes your drawers need a little help. Drawers may get a bit funky, making clothes smell stale.
Fortunately, with a small sachet, you can fight those stiff odors and make your clothing smell refreshed!
This project is an effortless and fantastic way to involve the kids in sewing; it can boost their confidence as they’ll be able to complete a project in less than 20 minutes.
Plus, this is a practical project that you and your kids will enjoy long after you've finished it.
What You’ll Need to DIY
Here's what you'll need to make a handful of wonderfully scented sachets:
- Sewing machine
- Fabric scissors
- Pinking shears
- Cotton fabric
- A ruler
For the scenting, all you need is plain old rice and a few essential oils. You could make a few for the different seasons, lavender for spring, orange for summer, cinnamon for the fall, and peppermint through the winter.
How to Make Sachets
- Fill sandwich bags with a bit of rice and add in your essential oils - a little can go a long way! When you're happy with the scent, close up the bag and let them sit for a few days.
- Next, to make your sachets, you'll start by cutting your fabric into 6" x 6" squares. Then layer your fabric with the wrong sides facing each other and sew about 1” all the way around and leave a 1" opening on one edge.
- Now you can be extra, and use a decorative stitch, but it's not necessary, and if you have kids helping, then it's probably best to stick to a simple straight stitch.
- Fill the bags with your scented rice and sew the opening closed. Go through the edges with your pinking shears and trim about 1/2-inch off the edges. Now you have lovely-smelling, beautiful sachets, and you and the little ones should feel rather accomplished!
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