Make a lovely lavender pillow parcel to freshen up your utility room and fragrance your drawers


How to make a lavender pillow parcel to keep your drawers fresh

Keep your laundry smelling fresh with these small sachets of pure frangrance.

Cotton lavender pillows stuffed with dried lavender can be placed inbetween your just-washed bedding and clothes to keep them smelling gorgeous.

We’ve used a lovely selection of cotton fabrics from Cath Kidston to make our lavender pillows but you can use any fabric scraps you have lying around your craft cupboard.

Try experimenting with different patterns that tone together, we’ve made our lavender pillows in pink patterned shades.

Plus, you can make all our other laundry makes including a laundry basket liner and peg bag to complete the set! These co-ordinated projects will certainly brighten up any wash day.

And if you’re worried about the lavender pillows losing their scent, it’s easy to give them a fragrance boost. Just a few drops of lavender essential oil now and again will keep them as fresh as your just laundered sheets!

Materials

  • Cotton fabric
  • Dried lavender
  • Matching sewing thread
  • Scissors
  • Pinking shears

Instructions


1. For each lavender pillow, cut two 6.5cm square pieces of fabric. Place the fabric pieces together, wrong sides facing.

2. Pin all the sides of the fabric squares and then, using your sewing machine, straight stitch on three sides with a 1cm seam allowance from the raw edges.

3. Fill the pillow with 2 teaspoons of dried lavender. Push the dried lavender to the bottom  of the pillow and then machine straight stitch the fourth side closed.

4. Trim around all the edges of the lavender pillow with a pair of pinking shear. Repeat to create a whole collection of lavender pillows. Scatter in with your laundry or drawers for beautifully scented garments.