Spring has sprung and I have been sitting in my sun-drenched craft room over the weekend bathing in the warmth and fragrance of 1kg's worth of Yorkshire-grown dried lavender from Lavenderworld and making a ridiculous amount of lavender pouches. Here are a few to give you the idea:
I really like how they turned out so I made a tutorial showing you how to make them too...
Lavender Pyramid Tutorial
To make one of these little guys you need two squares of fabric, a piece of ribbon and a handful of dried lavender. (My squares are around 8cm x 8cm and my ribbon is also 8cm long.)
Start by placing a fabric square right side up on your work surface. Fold your ribbon piece in half and pin it diagonally to the top left corner of the fabric piece. Make sure your pin isn't too close to the corner so you don't damage your needle when sewing around later...
Place the second fabric square right side down on top of the first square and pin the right hand edge of this sandwich.
Take the sandwich to your sewing machine and run a straight stitch from the bottom left corner up, across, and down to the bottom right corner. (I line up the edge of my presser foot with the fabric edge as my seam allowance.)
You've sewn three sides, make sure you leave the bottom side open for now. Clip the corners and if you want to be extra secure then run a zig zag stitch around as well to fix those raw edges.
Now open out the bottom and match the seams. Remove your ribbon pin from inside and use it to pin the opening in place. Sew in a little way in from either corner leaving a small opening in the middle.
Flip the whole thing right side out. Poke out the corners for a crisp finish. Turn opening edges under.
Fashion a cone from a square piece of paper and tape in place. Use it to fill the pouch with lavender.
When it's full, hand sew the opening closed with a whipstitch.
Admire your little pyramid...
And make some more:
Put them in your drawers, wardrobe, bathroom, work desk, car or under your pillow. Anywhere! Or carry one in your handbag to help you de-stress on your way to and from work. They are so soothing and really do help you to relax and unwind.
If you like the idea but don't have time to make these yourself then I have lots of little trios of lavender pyramids available in both my Etsy and Folksy shops. They make beautiful little gifts, perhaps for Mother's Day or as a non-chocolatey Easter treat alternative?
Hope you liked this tutorial!
Love Leanne xx
Chi Chi Dee Handmade