Keep your shoes as fresh as the day you bought them by making lavender shoe pillows. We show you how with this easy sewing tutorial

Lavender show pillows

Making little packets of perfumed lavender for your shoes really is a lot easier than you might think. We show you how with just six materials and in five steps! Keeping lavender in your shoes is the perfect way to keep them fresh, meaning they’ll last for much longer, too! The antibacterial properties in lavender kill odours and will leave your tootsies feeling fabulous!

We like choosing a lavender coloured fabric to make ours in, so that the whole little packet looks and smells like the pretty flower. You can of course choose whatever fabric you fancy, this is a great craft for using up odds and ends from your sewing basket.

Once you’ve had your fill of lavender shoe pillows you still don’t have to stop making them. These gorgeous parcels make perfect little gifts, although they do give themselves away somewhat with their smell, before they’re even unwrapped! Whoever you give them to are sure to love their lovely new present, which can be used to perfume clothes and linen too.


  • Pretty fabric
  • Pinking shears
  • Lavender seeds
  • Ribbon
  • Button
  • Needle and thread


1. Cut a 36cm-diameter circle of fabric with pinking shears. Cut the circle in half.

2. Fold each semicircle in half with right sides facing. Stitch the straight edge, taking a 1cm seam allowance.

3. Turn right side out and fill to 8cm below the rim with dried lavender seeds.

4. Bunch up the fabric above the seeds and secure with a few stitches.

5. Tie ribbon around each shoe stuffer and fasten with a knot. Sew a button to the knot.

We told you it was that easy! Now all that is left to do is to decide which pair of shoes will get the honour of your very first lavender show pillows!