Hello Heart Fabric Sachets by Designer Audrey Pettit
Therm O Web Fabric Fuse™ Liquid Adhesive
Therm O Web Fabric Fuse™ Tape
Therm O Web Stitchn’Sew™ Sew-In Fleece
Fabric: Crossroads Denim by Indygo Junction
Dies: Sizzix (heart), My Creative Time (rolled flower), Papertrey Ink (tag)Stamp: Stampin’Up
Trim: Stampin’Up (satin), The Kraft Outlet (string)
Ink: SEI, Clearsnap, Stampin’Up
Ink Blending Tool: Ranger
Felt: Sewing Supply
These cute no-sew fabric sachets are super quick and easy to put together, and make a wonderful gift idea for Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation week, or a simple thinking of you gift. And since they don’t require a sewing machine or any sewing skills, they are easy for anyone to put together. All you need is some Therm O Web Fabric Fuse™ glue and Fabric Fuse™ Tape, and a bit of fabric, and you are ready to go. I used some dies to help create my shapes, too, but they aren’t a requirement. It’s just as easy to create your own, in whatever size you wish. It really is simple, and I’ll show you how.
Gather your supplies. I used plain cotton denim for the base of my sachets, but you can use whatever fabric or print you would like. Here you can see the two dies that I used to create the heart shape and the rolled flower for embellishment. I also used some pretty ribbon, and of course the Therm O Web Fabric Fuse™ products and a bit of Therm O Web StitchnSew™ Fleece.
To begin, die cut your shapes. You will need both a front and a back piece for the base of your sachet, and one flower for each. I cut my hearts from the denim, and the flowers from Therm O Web StitchnSew™ Fleece. If you don’t have any dies or die cutting machine, never fear. You can easily make your own shapes by downloading free patterns from the internet and tracing around them onto your fabric. Or look for some objects you may have laying around your house that you could use as a template. Or simply cut a simple square or rectangle freehand, if all else fails.
To secure the two hearts together, we will be using Fabric Fuse Tape. I cut some strips of the tape in half to make it about a quarter of an inch wide, and then cut smaller sections to fit around the curves of the heart shape. Remember, although it’s a bit hard to tell with this particular fabric, you want to apply the tape to the back (wrong) side of the fabric.
Remove the release paper from just a portion of the taped heart, and adhere the top heart by lining up the edges of the two shapes. Press to secure.
Continue removing portions of the release paper and pressing the hearts together to secure until you have just a small section left open. Fill the sachet with dried lavender or potpourri, whatever you wish. Then remove the last bit of release paper to close the entire sachet.
Roll the flower die cut into a spiral rose, and then secure the bottom with liquid Fabric Fuse™ Adhesive.
Tie bows from the ribbon of your choice and trim the ends as needed. Ink the edges of your fabric sachets with an ink blending tool. Ink the edges of the rolled flowers as well. Use the Fabric Fuse Adhesive to adhere the bows, the flowers, and some simple stamped tags and stitched leaves.