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46 Ideas for Homemade Sachet Bags and Scented Fillings

Updated on July 20, 2017
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I love arts and crafts. I used to volunteer teach an elementary art class and love sharing tutorials for fun crafts to make with kids.

I didn’t realize that there were so many choices, for making scented fillings for sachet bags, until I started this search for sachet crafts. Imagine, you can use lavender and other dried herbs, rice and essential oil, Epsom salts, potpourri, soda, soap, and my favorite discovery, Downy beads. There are examples of sew and no-sew ways to make the sachet bags, as well as how to fill purchased bags.

In this article you’ll find sites where you’ll find recipes for making your own fillings, and one that suggests 100 places to use sachet bags. You’ll find oodles of ideas to assist you in making sachet bags for your own use, to give as gifts, or to sell.

You'll find the tutorial for making the sachets shown above at BY STEPHANIE LYNN.


1. Frugal Scented Sachets

You'll find a list of supplies needed to make inexpensive sachets and a great video that shows you step-by-step how to make these scented sachets. Find all this information at Pretty FrugalLiving.

2. Pyramid Sachets

This site, chick chick sewing, has a tutorial that shows how to make the pyramid bags for the sachet. It's really very easy to make these pyramid bags, so don't be afraid to give it a try.

3. Sachet Bags with Inserts

Cute little sachets to tuck into the diaper bag or to hang need the changing table. These sachets are filled with a deodorizing soda to keep these baby areas sweet smelling. Find the instructions for making these baby room sachets at fly through our window.


4. Envelope Sachets

"Where," you might ask, "would I use a sachet made with an envelope?" Think about luggage, office desk drawers, and how about making these as wedding or shower favors. Go to the Martha Stewart site for all the instructions.

5. Lilac Sachets

When you visit the eHow site, you'll learn how to cut and dry lilac blossoms to use in lilac sachets. Lilac scent is said to produce a calming effect that reduces anxiety and encourages relaxation.


6. Use Unscented Sachet Base

There is actually a unscented sachet base that you can purchase for mixing your own sachet filling. You'll find a link on the Rustic Escentuals Crafting Library site that takes you to where you can purchase it. Includes a pictured tutorial for making the sachet filling.


7. Appliqued Sachets

Make this beautiful little sachet by appliqueing simple shapes, cut from felt or fabric and sewn into bags. The tutorial for this sachet project is found at the singing tree.


8. Essential Oil Sachet Spray

This site doesn't share how to make the stenciled key sachet bags, but they do share a recipe for making an essential oil sachet spray that is used to scent dried herbs, flowers and peels. Find all this information by going to the SMALL KEYS site.

9. Love-ly Sachet

Whether making this sachet to give as a Valentine's gift, or to use yourself, this little purse like sachet bag with the X's and O's, is a real winner. Find the directions at house wren studio and think of all the friends you want to make one of these for.


10. Organza Bag Sachets

Essential oils and cotton balls make this a super simple sachet to make. The organza bags are purchased to extra ease. A simple and easy to understand tutorial is found at one good thing.

11. Patchwork Heart Sachets

The scraps of different fabrics in this patchwork heart sachet shows that there really is a good reason to hang onto all those little fabric scraps. The tutorial at craftstylish shows how easy it is to make the patchwork for the heart sachets.


12. Vintage Doily Sachet

Think about the gifts you give to mother, grandmother, teen girl, babysitter, teacher or friend. Any one of them would love to receive a vintage doily sachet. If you don't have old doilies, go to a dollar store and by them inexpensively, then tea dye them to age them. The tutorial for the beautiful sachet is found at Flamingo Toes.

13. Downy Un-stopables as a Sachet Filler

14. Instagram Sachets

If you want to make a really personal gift, consider making an instagram sachet. You'll find the instructions at LIL BLUE BOO super easy to follow.

15. Minty Fresh Blend

If you love to mix your own sachet filler, and you enjoy using different herbs and essential oils, you'll love this blend. All the information that you'll need to make this blend is found at MOTHER EARTH living.

16. Cedar Chip Sachets

The typewriter themed fabric is just one of many to chose from. To make this sachet as a Valentine's gift for a special guy, consider his interests when choosing the fabric. The cedar chip scent will be appreciated by the guy in your life. Find the tutorial for making a guy-type sachet at sew4home.

17. No-Sew Sachets

One of the best things about using t-shirt fabric is that it doesn't ravel, so it's easy to use it in no sew projects. This is a nice craft to recycle t-shirts. You'll go to Sabby In Suburbia to find the tutorial.

18. Child's Drawing Sachet

It won't take much to convince the kids to color on some fabric, if they know the drawing will be part of a sachet gift for their mom. Read the directions at The Crafty Crow to see how easy this will be to do with kids.


19. Organza Sachets

It's easy to see why these organza sachets would be a perfect gift for a new bride or graduate. They are so pretty and dainty looking....and will smell fantastic. Find all the information for making organza sachets at Martha Stewart .

20. Hanky Sachets

I don't know a lot of gals that still use hankies, I guess we've become a pretty throw away bunch, we'd rather use Kleenex and not have to wash hankies. So, I guess if we want to make these very pretty sachets, we'll have to purchase the hankies for this use. Think Dollar store or garage sales. The directions for folding and making these sachets is found at Gooseberry Patch.

21. Lavender Filled Stocking Sachets

These elegant looking stocking sachets would be perfect as stocking stuffers or ornaments at Christmas time. Go to Craft At Home to find the tutorial and stocking templates.


22. Lavender Luggage

Not for girls only, this luggage style sachet bag would be a great gift for any traveler. Even if the trip is only from the college dorm. Check out the site, YOU Sew GIRL, to see how to make this cute luggage bag to hold a scent.

23. Lavender Epsom Salts Sachet

24. Stamped Sachets

All you really need to make these stamped sachets is a nice stamp and an ink pad. Since you won't be washing the bag, there's no need to have permanent ink. You'll find out how to make these sachets when you read about it at Design Sponge.

25. Love Letter Sachets

Notice under the two pictures of the sachets, that there is a link to click that will take you to the pdf for the tutorial. This very pretty sachet project, with the pdf link, is found at Tamdoll’s Workspace .

26. Nature Herbal Blend

I'm sure you'll love this nature herbal blend. It has cedar, orange peel and fir, plus other wonderful scents. Go to Design Sponge for the recipe for this herbal blend.

27. Valentine Sachet

See how to make this valentine sachet with the stack of felt hearts. A very pretty sachet bag. The tutorial for the Valentine sachet can be found at CraftyPod. Fill your sachet will your choice of scented fillings.

28. Lavender Sachet Basket

You'll love giving these lavender sachets to friends, or as party favors, especially with the pretty little lavender tags. There's a printable included at the Insightful Nana site for the lavender tags. You'll find all the instructions there too.

29. Moth Repellent Sachet

Did you know that lavender is a natural moth repellent? I didn't until I started reading these sachet projects. You'll find how to make this Lavender Vanilla Sachet at Healthy Living How To.

30. Sachets for Shoes

Are stinky shoes a problem at your house? It's an easy fix when you make deodorizing sachets to stuff inside them. Find the easy to follow directions for making these sachets at THE HOMEMADE EXPERIMENT.

31. Embroidered Lavender Sachet

With only a few embroidery stitches, you can make a very custom made sachet bag. Centsational Girl is the site you'll go to for the tutorial.

32. Recipes for Making Sachets

Find recipes for making different sachet fillings at the A World of Plenty site.


33. Circle Sachet Bags

This project shows you how to make round bags for your sachets. They use a product that they are selling that cuts the circles, but you can also cut them with a scissors. Check out the product though in case you are interested. The directions for making circle bags is found at the ZEN of MAKING .

34. Bridal Shower Sachets

Combining seashells and aroma beads makes for a very pretty bridal shower sachet. It's a great DIY bridal project that can save you money. For the directions to make the bridal shower sachets, go to somethingTurquoise.

35. Soap Sachet

A great way to use up the end pieces of bars of soap. Also a nice way to use empty pill bottles. See all the directions for this sachet project at ConsumerFu.

36. Bunny Sachets

Not only are these just the cutest little bunnies ever, they also smell fantastic. You can make these little bunny sachets by following the instructions that you'll find at Craft Passion .

37. Lavender Sachet Hanger

38. How to Dry Lavender

Just like their site says, Everything Lavender, is where you'll find all the information you'll need to dry your own lavender for sachets.


39. 101 Ways to Use Sachets

You'll be surprised, with all the ideas for using sachets, that you probably would never have thought of. For the long list of ideas, go to GREENLEAF GIFTS .

40. Scented Tea Sachets

In this project, scented tea is used as the sachet filling. I know that I've smelled some wonderfully aromatic teas, but I would never have thought to use it in sachets. To try this scented tea sachet craft, go to inspiring How for the tutorial.

41. Felt Valentine Heart Sachet

To find the instructions for making this felt Valentine heart sachet, go to KIKI(VERDE). This beautiful heart sachet will be a welcomed gift. Your sweetie will love it.

42. Toe of the Sock Sachet

All you need is the toe of a sock and some Downy Un-stoppables to make this cute little sachet. The instructions are found at An Exercise In Furgality .



43. Sugar Skull Sachets

I'll have to remember to add this project to my Cinco de Mayo craft article. These are really cute. You'll find the tutorial for this project at adventures in MAKING.

44. French Lavender Sachets

Five easy steps to make french lavender sachets. Town and Country Living is where you'll find the instructions for making these sachets. These sachets are made using flour sack dish towels.

45. Lavender Horse Sachet

If you love to make horse themed crafts, or you know someone who loves to receive hose themed gifts, then you'll want to check this sachet project out. The tutorial can be found at little home by hand. Find horse images by searching Google images.


46. Coffee Filter Sachets

What could be simpler than making sachets using the natural color coffee filters. So easy that you'll want to make a bunch of them. Find the instructions on the POPSUGAR site.

© 2015 Loraine Brummer

I sense that these scents will save cents.... sorry, I couldn't help it. Please leave a comment.

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      Mary Norton 18 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      That bunny sachet is really good. I wish I have seen these before christmas but next year, these are great gifts I can make myself.

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