Just like a fresh coat of paint can transform a room, brand new fabric can completely change the look of a project. These adorable heart sachets were originally done in sweet quilting cottons, using the traditional soft pinks, reds and greens of dainty Valentine prints. 5″ x 5″ charm pack squares made it very easy to mix and match each beautiful blend. For our R&R version, we decided on a rustic theme, using a collection of heavier scraps in linen, ticking, muslin and twill. Maybe the S4H super-fans out there can ID the past projects from which the scraps came! Faux mother-of-pearl buttons centered on wool felt flowers add just the right texture as the sachet’s center embellishment.
Each fabric has its own personality; and just like mixing interesting guests at a dinner party gives you dozens of fascinating conversations, how you combine fabric in a project gives you an unlimited number of beautiful end results. That’s the idea behind our R&R series: we Re-imagine & Renovate a classic design to come up with a whole new look.
These fragrant heart sachets can hang on a closet rod, hook on a doorknob, slip into the lingerie drawer or simply show off on top of your dresser or vanity. Make a set for yourself and several to giveaway.
Our unique taller, tapered heart template is provided in the initial instructions. By angling the template on a four-square patchwork block, and following our guide lines, you can quickly cut out each heart to create pretty intersecting diamonds.
To Re-imagine & Renovate your own Heart Sachets, go to the original tutorial:
Our new sachets were made following the same construction steps as the original tutorial, with just one change: we added cute die-cut felt flowers behind the buttons as an extra embellishment.
The dried herb for the fragrant filler is completely up to you. Our first set used classic lavender. For this new group, we used a wonderful lemon verbena. You could even mix up several scents to create a custom potpourri. Each sachet takes about ½ – ¾ cup.