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How to make lavender bags Poppy and Daisy Liberty Print fabric

Another summer, another lavender post. Last summer I shared how to make bouteille de lavande (lavender bottles) so this summer we thought we would make lavender bags with my mum’s lavender.

Lavender

Here are the little helpers cutting the lavender. I read that you need to cut your lavender 8 inches above the wood on the 8th of the 8th month. Once cut, you need to make bouquets to dry the lavender. I used off cuts of material to tie them together but you could use anything you have at home.

How to make lavender bags How to make lavender bags

You then need to hang them upside down for a week to dry the heads. This process also intensifies the smell of the lavender as the oil gathers in the head.

How to make lavender bags How to make lavender bags

A week later, you need to remove the heads from the stalks. I did this with my fingers onto a tray outside as it can be a bit messy. But it smells amazing!

How to make lavender bags How to make lavender bags

Then the fun bit: you need to pick your material for the bags. I chose the Poppy and Daisy Liberty print fabric as I will be selling them to raise money for the Royal British Legion. I got it from a lovely liberty fabric seller on eBay called thelittleworldoffabric. For the reverse, my mum had a cream fabric which was the perfect match. My mum kindly sewed these for me. They are 10cm squares sewed together on 3 sides on the reverse and then turned the right way round to make pockets.

How to make lavender bags Poppy and Daisy Liberty Print fabric

My mum had this handy scoop in her kitchen cupboard but you could use a spoon. You then just need to fill the bags.

How to make lavender bags Poppy and Daisy Liberty Print fabric How to make lavender bags Poppy and Daisy Liberty Print fabric

My mum then sewed the opening closed and added an extra line of stitching.

How to make lavender bags Poppy and Daisy Liberty Print fabric

Voilà Liberty poppy print lavender bags. Aren’t they lovely and they smell divine!

How to make lavender bags Poppy and Daisy Liberty Print fabric

Happy making!

 

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