How to make a lavender bag

You do not need to be the world’s best sewing machinist to make these bags. They can also be made by hand sewing them.

What you will need

  • Fabric of your choice (any colour or design it’s up to make them as funky or traditional as you want)
  • Dried lavender which you can buy from a variety of places online such as Amazon (You may find some from a shop retailer)
  • Lace edging which makes for a nice finished look to your bag available from any haberdasher
  • Ribbon which again available from any haberdasher

Step one: Preparing your bag

Cut your material into 4 inch squares then decide how you want your bags to look. Do you want the two sides to be identical or do you want to use two different materials for one bag? The choice is yours

Now choice the lace you want along the top of your bag. Cut it so it’s the right length along the top of the two squares.

Now pin it together. You would pin it even if you are hand sewing so everything stays in place

Step one lavender

Step two: Sewing up

Now sew up the seam between the two squares and then sew along the top of the two which also sews in the lace. Now to turn it into a bag you need to join the two edges of the two squares.

It should look something like this

Sewn up bag

Step three: Adding lavender and ribbon

Take your dried lavender and fill about half of your bag. Don’t feel you have to make it overflowing as it will lose its dainty feminine look. Too much lavender might spill out on people’s clothes if they decided to use them to scent their drawers.

Now choice the ribbon you want to tie the bag with. This is your finishing touch so try to find one that compliments the lace and the material. If you don’t have one that achieves that then one that goes with the lace is the one to use.

Your finished bag should look something like this


Let me know if any of you decide to try making these

Until my next update… Happy sewing!!


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Oh Sew Tempting
    Jan 17, 2013 @ 14:17:10

    Very cute 🙂 I can’t put lavender in mine as I’m allergic to all perfumes but I’d make them for tiny gifts. Everyone would appreciate these! Avis x


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