It’s DIY Sunday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend and are refreshed and motivated for the next week. But before we all start to think of the horrible Mondays, here is an easy and practical DIY, which is perfect for Sunday afternoons. We are getting to the end of August, the perfect time to harvest lavender. Today I want to show you how to make these cute lavender bags. They smell great, look adorable and even have a great purpose. The essential oils in lavender is the perfect weapon against moths, in particular clothing moths. Nobody wants these nasty little things near our precious wardrobe. Lavender bags are right out of grandmother’s household secrets.
So to recap: they look super cute, smell great and will give your closet a great smell and keep the moths away and they even make perfect little gifts.
You will need:
-needle and thread
-fabric glue or sewing machine
Cut the lavender and let it dry a few days. With the heat these days it should already be very dry. You don’t want to take lavender that is still to soft or wet, as for one it will be hard to destem the flowers and for two it might start to mold.
Cut a piece of fabric by 9 x 36 cm, approximately 3.5″ x 14″.
Fold the fabric and sew or glue the two long sides together as shown in the pictures. There should still be an opening at the short side.
Mark 4 cm/1.5″ from the opending down. Turn the now little bag inside out.
The mark should now be inside. Fold the fabric here in and iron it down.
Now comes the fun part. Fill the bag with the lavender. I found it the easiest to make a funnel with a piece of paper and then let the lavender slide in. Fill it approximately to where the inside folded fabric starts.
Now you will need needle and thread and ribbon. Put the ribbon, on which the bag will hang, inside the opening. Close the opening as seen on the picture with your thread and make sure to sew the ribbon also in. Sew a few times around and trough. You don’t want the lavender all over the place afterwards.
Now you just need another ribbon to make a nice bow around the closing. Be creative with fabric and ribbons. You can even use pearls to put on the ribbons or anything else you find around.
I would love to see your creations. Use the #thebrunettesdiy on social media to show us your work.
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