I'm calling today's project "No Sew Sachets." That's not 100% accurate because I did end up doing some hand sewing on mine, but that's completely optional. You can absolutely do this project without needles, thread, or a machine. If you want to add felt or fabric appliques you could easily use hot glue, fabric glue, or iron-on adhesive. The key is the small linen and canvas bags that you'll find starting February 15th in the new Boutique Bargains section of the Papertrey Ink website. These bags make creating fragrant little gifts a total snap!
The next step was hand sewing a Scarlet Jewel felt heart and Vintage Cream button to the bag using embroidery floss. I used small strips of 1/8" Scor Tape to keep the heart in place while I was stitching. I'm not going to lie - sewing from inside of a small bag is not easy, but I love the way these turned out!
On this bag (the linen) I stamped the wrought iron strips with the curvy edge toward the center which gives the pattern a much more linear, band-like appearance. I then finished the straight edge with the fleur de lis inspired finial. I used all one length (short stems) on this sachet.
The next step was hand sewing a white felt heart and Berry Sorbet button to the bag using embroidery floss. Unfortunately, Papertrey has not released Fresh Snow felt, so I used some Eco-felt I had on hand. I've learned that if you're using dies to cut through Eco-felt you'll have much more success if you use a small piece of cardstock between the felt and your cutting plate (so your sandwich in a Cuttlebug would be [from the bottom to top] A plate, B plate, cardstock, felt, die, C plate). The cardstock gives the die something to really sink its teeth into and the result is a much cleaner cut.
I filled both sachets with scent crystals that I picked up at my local craft store. You could also use dried flowers or potpourri.
Thank you for stopping by today! I hope you enjoyed my project. Make sure to visit Nichole, Betsy, Dawn, Heather, Maile, Erin, Ashley, Cristina, and Melissa for more inspiration. Take care and I'll see you tomorrow!
Stamps: Fanciful Finials (available February 15th), Background Basics: Wrought Iron
Ink: Ripe Avocado, Dark Chocolate (note: I used the original formulas of these inks because I know they are permanent when heat set; that may not have been necessary since they will probably never be wet, but I did so as a precaution) - Papertrey Ink
Other: Small Canvas Bag (available February 15th), Small Linen Bag (available February 15th), Scarlet Jewel Felt, Vintage Cream Button, Berry Sorbet Button, Framed Out #11 Die - Papertrey Ink; Pink and Light Green Embroidery Floss - DMC; White Felt - Eco-felt; Scor Tape