NOTE: This is a lavender bag for smelling not making tea with. I have called it a lavender teabag sachet because of its shape.
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You will need:
Fabric (or used tumble drier sheet)
Embroidery thread or string
Stapler or glue
Sewing Supplies (thread, scissors, needle or sewing machine)
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Step 1: Cut out the fabric
Cut out the sachet template and pin it to your chosen fabric. Cut around the template and remove it from the fabric. I have made some using old tumble drier sheets as they look great (like real teabags) and it is a great way of recycling them.
Step 2: Sew side seams
Fold the fabric in half, right sides facing, and pin along the sides. Leave the ‘top open’. Sew along the pinned seams.
Step 3: Fill with lavender and sew closed
Turn the bag the right way out and fill it with lavender. Do not overfill it or it will feel too bulky, it should resemble a large teabag!
Then cut your embroidery thread (or string) to your required length. I vary mine depending on the look I am going for. Tie a small knot in either end.
Insert one end of the thread into the top of the bag in the centre. Fold a small hem in on either side of the bag top and secure with a pin. Make sure that the thread is trapped, the knot helps with this. Sew along the seam.
Step 4: Attach label
Attach the other end of the thread to one of your labels using either your stapler or glue. I chose glue as I found it more successful and it looked nicer.
So, you have completed your first lavender teabag sachet. Here are a few of mine made from various fabrics.
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