By Erin Huffstetler | 10/10/2019 | 1 Comment
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Ditch the dryer sheets for something better. These lavender dryer bags get their scent from dried lavender, rather than a bunch of synthetic fragrances, and they’re reusable.
Make a set for yourself. Then, make several more to give as gifts. These require very little fabric, so they’re the perfect project to help you use up some of your fabric scraps.
What You Need:
Dried lavender (from your garden or store-bought)
A sewing machine
Optional (But Nice to Have)
What You Do:
Cut out four 4.5″ x 4.5″ fabric squares; and pin them together, good sides facing in.
Then, sew a half-inch seam around three sides, leaving the fourth side open for turning and filling. Since your dryer bags need to be able to stand up to multiple trips through the dryer, I recommend double-stitching the seams.
Trim the excess fabric around your seams. Then, turn the fabric right-side out; push out the corners; and fill each bag with 1/2 cup of dried lavender. A funnel makes this step easier. If you don’t have one, a rolled up piece of paper works just as well.
Once you’ve filled both bags, fold the top seam in; pin; and sew shut. I recommend double-stitching this seam, too.
Your lavender dryer bags should maintain their scent for around 10 dryer loads. When they start to lose their scent, just add a few drops of lavender essential oil to each bag to restore their wonderful fragrance.
Try This: Add a zipper or Velcro closure to the top of each dryer bag, so you can refill them with dried lavender, as needed.
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