Turn Old Fabric into Pretty Scented Sachets for Valentine’s Day

Say “I Love You” with a sachet made from bits of fabric and ribbon—and scented with potpourri.

Craft Old Pieces of Fabric into Scented Sachets that Say "I Love You"Country Woman Magazine

What You’ll Need

  • Heart pattern
  • Tracing paper
  • Fabric scraps
  • Coordinating thread
  • Embellishments, optional
  • Ribbon for hanging loop, optional
  • Potpourri
  • Pinking shears
  • Sewing needle
  • Straight pins
  • Sewing machine


  1. Enlarge pattern by 400 percent. Trace pattern onto tracing paper and cut out. Pin tracing-paper pattern to a double thickness of desired fabric and cut out fabric heart with straight scissors. Unpin the pattern.
  2. If desired, use needle and thread to hand-sew embellishments to one fabric heart, leaving space to add a button at the top center point of the heart.
  3. Pin together two fabric hearts with edges matching. Leaving an opening at the top, machine-sew the fabric hearts together with a ¼-in. seam allowance. Trim edges with pinking shears.
  4. Loosely fill heart with potpourri through the top opening.
  5. To add the hanging loop, if desired, cut a 6-in. length of ribbon, fold in half and insert the ends into the center of the heart opening. Hand-sew the opening closed.
  6. Hand-sew button to sachet at the top center point.

Popular Videos

Originally Published in Country Woman