Make little Lavender Pillows

Lavender is an anxiety busting herb, so hang these lavender pillows of loveliness by your bedside to soothe your mood and get a restful sleep, or on a door handle to waft calm into a room.  What's more, if you harvest your own lavender as you trim plants back for autumn and use recycled fabrics, they make perfect sustainable and economical gifts for any occasion!

What you will need

  • Lavender
  • Fabric
  • Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Pencil and Ruler
  • A sewing needle
  • Cotton thread

Instructions

Harvest and dry your lavender, then remove the little flower heads.

Take your fabric and measure out four 10cm x 6 cm rectangles.

Place two pieces of plain fabric back to back, pin in position, then sew 5 mm from the cut edges along the two long and one short side, using running stitch.  Tie off.

Turn your pocket inside out, then fill with the dried lavender.

Fold the remaining edge 5mm inwards, pin in place, then sew the folded edges together using overcast stitch.  This is your inner pouch which prevents the lavender from escaping the pillow!

Take your decorative fabric, place back to back with the pattern on the inside, pin and sew repeating step four.

Turn your pocket inside out, push in your lavender filled inner pouch, fold the last edge 5mm inwards and sew the folded edges together using overcast stitch. Tie off.

Ta-dah! Hang and admire or gift to someone you care about.

Why not make some lavender pillows and post them to your neighbours or someone in your community who needs a little cheery parcel.

If you found this easy, maybe you could share your sewing skills with friends or neighbours with a quick tutorial over zoom, but make sure you also have time for a cuppa and a chat!