Monday I posted about fabric storage in vintage luggage. But I also mentioned that if you go this route, you need to take a whiff of the inside of the old suitcases before making a purchase. You don’t want your fabric smelling old and musty.

If you do fall in love with a vintage suitcase that you must have but needs a little help on the inside, do your best to clean it out, then throw in a sachet or two with your fabric, or even for a few days before placing your fabric inside.

I had grand plans of my own d.i.y. instructions on how to make a lavender sachet, but why re-invent the wheel when I found so many great tutorials online? Take a look at these ideas and follow the links for instructions.

Heart Shaped D.I.Y. Sachet featured on Flee Fly Flown

DailyCandy featured d.i.y. heart-shaped sachets (pictured above) from Charlotte Macey, a textile designer based in the Cotswolds, England.

Fortune Cookie Sachet on Flee Fly FlownFor a little good luck, check out this fortune cookie sachet. Follow “Mrs. Greentea’s” tutorial from her leftover tea stash on Weddingbee. I’m sure you could fill them up with lavender or other potpourri as well.

If you’re not interested in getting out a needleNo Sew Sachet on Flee Fly Flown and thread, or sewing machine for that matter, follow this no-sew sachet project.

Design*Sponge Sachet on Flee Fly FlownDesign*Sponge featured Madeley’s stamped lavender sachet and of course I had to call these out with the cute owl stamp that was used.

And finally, Moda’s Bake Shop blog featured aModa Strawberry D.I.Y. on Flee Fly Flwon d.i.y. on creating fabric strawberries. The tutorial by Vanessa of V & Co. called for making these little strawberries into pin cushions (another great idea!) but again, filling them up with lavender or other potpourri works too!


- Colleen