Satin Sachet

This lacy pocket of potpourri makes a lovely gift for a bride or her attendants.

What You Need:


  • 2 -- 4-1/2x6-1/4" pieces of white satin
  • 4 -- 3/4x6-1/2" pieces of bridal net
  • Rubber cement and toothpick
  • 3 red or pink pressed rosebuds
  • Pressed rose leaves or ferns
  • 2 -- 4-1/2"-long pieces of 2-1/2- to 3"-wide pregathered white lace
  • White thread
  • 4x5" piece (plus scraps) of polyester batting
  • 1 tablespoon of rose potpourri
  • 1 drop of rose essential oil
  • 4" of 1/8"-wide white satin ribbon
  • 3" of 1/4"-wide white satin ribbon

Instructions:


1. Press under a 1" hem along one short side of each piece of satin and the bridal net. The hem will be the top edge of the sachet.

2. Glue the rosebuds and leaves to the right side of one piece of satin, applying the rubber cement with the toothpick. Let the glue dry completely.

3. Lay the bridal net over the satin and pressed flowers, folding the net's 1" hem over the hem of the satin piece.

4. Align the gathered edge of one piece of lace with the raw edges of the hem, and pin it in place (see photo below). Stitch through all layers along the folded edge of the hem.

5. Stitch the remaining piece of lace to the folded edge of the hem on the remaining piece of satin.

6. With the right sides together, stitch the sachet front to the sachet back along the sides and bottom, using a medium-length stitch and a 1/4" seam. Trim the excess netting, and clip the corners. Carefully turn the sachet right side out.

7. Stuff the corners of the sachet with scraps of polyester batting. Place the potpourri and rose oil in the center of the 4x5" piece of batting, and bring the corners together to make a small pouch. Stuff the pouch into the sachet.

8. Fold each of the ribbons into thirds. Hold both ribbons together, and use them to tie the top of the sachet closed.

9. Pin the lace to the inside of the hem on the front and back pieces of the sachet, and stitch close to the folded edge.

Designed by Maryse Malone of Victoriana Studio; Soddy Daisy, Tennessee