A busy week at home includes laundry and lots of it! I use dryer sheets once in a while and save the old used ones, knowing I will make something with them some day! Well, today is the day! I was laying in bed this morning, in the wee hours before getting up and my brain was ticking what to do with them.Dryer sheets are like fabric and they are see through and airy. This is an easy sewing project that`s great to make for gifts and it`s recycling too!! This a used dryer sheet. We`re using this...
This is a used dryer sheet that I attempted to iron to flatten. DON`T IRON IT!! It melts. Use a scrap piece of fabric to cover the dryer sheet and then iron it.
It will cling to the fabric a little, so make sure it`s something you don`t want to keep. Take ironed sheet and place it long way, left to right.
Fold over left to right.
Sew down one side, across the bottom and then up the other side. I sewed on the folded edge just to give it a sewn look. Trim and neaten up the edges.
Now your bag is ready to fill with any dried, sweet smelling flower.
The most popular is dried lavender.
Fill sachet bag...
Now I wanted to make it look like a jumbo tea bag!! Fold over the 2 corners and then flap down the top. I pinned to hold in place.
Sew straight across.
Now for the tag!
Print a bunch of cute little sayings on card stock and have them on hand to make a bag quickly. Use a paper punch or use a cute cookie cutter to trace a shape.
Stapling and assembly.
First staple string to top of bag.
Now wrap the string down the front of bag, around the back and over the top to the front. Leave about 2 inches or so and cut. Staple the end of the string to the back of the tag.
Bring the tag over to the front.
At the very bottom of the tag, cut a small snip in the card stock.
Now secure the front string in the snip.
Isn`t it just the cutest?
Save all those dryer sheets and these will be a quick and easy project you can make in an assembly line style. Just sew, fill, staple and tag!!! Great for...
- teacher gifts
- grandparent gifts from the kids
- quilting bee friends
- to add to the top of a gift
- add to a gift basket of real tea things
- add to bridal shower gift if you are buying sheets or bathroom towels
- party favors
- party favors for a tea party