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have a lot of lavender and want to make sachets - where can i get the little cloth bags?

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bossykate Sat 11-Oct-08 20:20:59

thanks very much for your help smile

SqueakyPop Sat 11-Oct-08 20:21:58

Have you looked on Ebay?

bossykate Sat 11-Oct-08 20:23:23

i have done a general google search which didn't bring up any ebay links...

but i should do a specific ebay search.

thanks smile

any other ideas?

MinkyBorage Sat 11-Oct-08 20:24:42

guessing you don't have a sewing machine, it would take minutes to make some

Denny185 Sat 11-Oct-08 20:24:42

Make them?

Hobbycraft?

NorbertDentressangle Sat 11-Oct-08 20:25:39

Could you not use a square of fabric and gather it up around the lavender, tying it with ribbon.

No sewing required...always a bonus!

SqueakyPop Sat 11-Oct-08 20:32:32

I think that lavender is usually sold in little calico drawstring bags. These can be fairly complicated to make (sideseams and a channel for the drawstrings).

I often make cosmetic products in my Science Club, and tend to just use a large square of gauzy material, pulled up into a pouch with a ribbon for a drawstring.

munchkinmum Sat 11-Oct-08 20:36:08

Could you use baby muslin cloths? You can get them cheap in ASDA?

MrsTweedy Sat 11-Oct-08 20:47:11

How about using organza gift bags?

ChippyMinton Sat 11-Oct-08 20:56:25

if the lavender is fresh you could make wands woven with ribbon

ravenAK Sat 11-Oct-08 21:04:36

Are you wanting them for gifts or just to smell nice?

If the latter, I've used outgrown baby socks quite successfully - just sew up the top! grin

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Sat 11-Oct-08 21:05:49

you don't need to make bags with drawstrings - just stitch two squares of muslin together and then fill with lavender flowers before finishing off the small gap you have left by hand. The aroma will last for around a month, after which time you can simply crush the lavender cushion in your hands and it will refresh the scent. When this method stops working simply add two drops of lavender essential oil to the sachet (through the muslin). Remember to let the oil dry thoroughly before returning the sachet to the drawers/linen cupboard otherwise the oil will stain your clothing/sheets etc.

Leoness Sat 11-Oct-08 21:06:19

ebay have lots of silk gift bags
x

fizzbuzz Sat 11-Oct-08 21:31:47

Ds and I made loads of these as gifts one Christmas. We bought loads of cheap pretty hankies (50p) each, and tied ribbon around them

bossykate Sun 12-Oct-08 19:00:41

hi everyone

thank you all very much for these suggestions smile

i don't have a sewing machine and these are for gifts, so have decided to go with the organza gift bags as recommended by mrstweedy.

thanks to all for these helpful posts smile

now, where can i get some cheap fancy looking gift boxes to put these sachets in? TIA smile

TheRealMrsJohnSimm Sun 12-Oct-08 19:07:58

I would try ebay or Hobby Craft.

TheMadHouse Sun 12-Oct-08 19:16:59

Bossykate - If you dont want all 50, I will glady buy some from you. I also have some lavender and would love to give it a try, but have no need for 50!!

I can paypal you should you wish.

Bloodystumperlicious Sun 12-Oct-08 19:22:40

On a similar note, where would I get lavender from cheaply? Is it too late for it? Could I get it at a florist and is it expensive?

bossykate Sun 12-Oct-08 19:36:59

hi themadhouse

sure ok no problem. the only thing is - i have a lot of other stuff on my plate atm and don't think i will get round to this in the next 2/3 weeks... so if you can wait a few weeks?

hi bloodystumperlicious

my lavender is a mix from my garden plus some we brought back from hols in south of france <<ponce alert>>

you might try the hop shop this is a lavender farm in kent we have visited.

Bloodystumperlicious Sun 12-Oct-08 19:52:10

Thanks bossy kate. So if you buy dried lavender now how long will it last? If you make lavender bags now would they be ok for Christmas?

enduringsurrey Sun 12-Oct-08 19:54:20

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Lcy Sun 12-Oct-08 20:02:25

Bumper - hello - i have a huge lavender bush that i am going to cut back before the winter. Do you want me to keep the lavender for you and bring it down when we meet up this weekend?

Bloodystumperlicious Sun 12-Oct-08 20:35:45

Ooh, hello Lcy, that would be lovely. I'm going to make lavender bags or something equally poncy!

enduringsurrey Sun 12-Oct-08 20:40:24

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Bloodystumperlicious Sun 12-Oct-08 20:45:18

Have emailed you Lcy.

Sorry, as you were ladies grin

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