My mother's smelly drawers08:00
Sunday 10th March was mothering Sunday here in the UK and inspired by a gal I know, I thought I'd better make use of the lavender I cut and dried last year. Seeing as I grew the lavender in our garden, I thought it would be extra special.
Next I stitched around 3 sides and left a turning gap. Actually, that's a lie. When I got to my turning gap I backstitched then lengthened my stitch to a REAAAAALLY long stitch, stitched over the turning gap, changed back to my regular length, backstitched then carried on. But you could just stop.
Then I stuffed the pouches with some stuffing I had laying around (oh that stash, will it never end?) and poured in some of the dried lavender flowers.
It was at this point that Dus started sneezing, the window and door had to be opened and our headaches began. Don't let that put you off though, just ventilate well!
Oh yes, so then I got my nice fancy fabric, cut some squares the same size as the calico, and some slightly longer. Cut the longer ones in half then did some tiny hems.
Then I laid the hemmed pieces down overlapping on top of one of the regular size pieces and stitched around all four sides. This is the same as an envelope cushion so if you think my tutorial is rubbish you can easily find someone who can teach you on a search engine. :)
I pinked the edges and clipped the corners, turned them right sides out and stuffed the smelly pouches inside.