It is as easy as 1-2-3. Seriously, it does not get any easier than this tutorial from Martha Stewart Living for scented sachets. Although it says it is for moth replant, I think you can take a look at this and see how simple it would be to use them to just have secret scents throughout your home.

Sharing this scented sachets tutorial for many reasons, some of which are:

  1. It is the simplest and quickest beginner project yet!
  2. A great way to use up some scraps.
  3. Another great way to use fabrics for memory projects/gifts.
  4.  Requires little to no money to make.
My Tutorial Alterations Would Be:

Cut desired amount of 5″ squares using your scrap fabric. If you have pinking sheers great, you can cut the edges of the fabric to look like the image. If not, try altering this tutorial by sewing the wrong sides of your 5″ squares together, flipping the fabric thru the hole you left to fill your pouch with wonderful scents, fill it up how you’d like, then do a decorative top stitch around the outside edges of your sachet.

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Sometimes you’ll open your closet to find that moths have dined on your clothing, leaving holes in the fabric as their calling card. Mothballs are an effective way to prevent damage, but their distinct smell is unpleasant. However, certain herbs, such as lavender, tansy, and wormwood, not only are sweet smelling but also have moth-repellent properties. Combine these herbs in a sachet to put in closets or drawers; organza sachets are easy to make and are a lovely, practical holiday gift.


  • Charm Pack 5-inch fabric squares
  • Sewing kit
  • Moth-repelling lavender buds


  1. To start, sew two squares together (because the edges come pinked, there’s no need to trim), leaving a 1 1/2-inch opening on one side and a 1/2-inch seam allowance.
  2. Fill with moth-repelling lavender buds, and finish sewing the last side.
  3. Place in a drawer to keep linens fresh or under a pillow for sweet dreams.
Joan Mantini

About Joan Mantini

After several years of being the Facebook page owner at Beginner Sewing, I noticed there was a desperate need to have a single go-to spot for members to be able to find answers to their common questions, get some useful tips & tricks, as well as find reputable places to purchase sewing products online. Taking my role as a trade publication editor by day, and combining it with my knowledge of frequently requested beginner sewing advice, I created An outlet that gives new sewists a free digital magazine geared for entry level sewing as an extra bonus!

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