Friday 1 August 2014

Lavender bags.

I have only recently discovered the wonderful Somerset Studio and it has fired me up to try some different things.
This week the Stamped and Stitiched sachets caught my eye. But to me they are just lavender bags!
What appealed was the shabby chic finish to them. this is my style as I cannot do neat and tidy anything. I could open a shop…."raw edges are us".
I started by cutting rectangles of muslin and slightly smaller ones of cotton to fit inside. I stamped the TH dragonfly onto the fronts with archival and painted over bits lightly with Silks Acrylic Glaze African Jade.
I filled and machine stitched the inner bags and just sewed around the edges of the muslin attached lace,
ribbon and string hangers. Then I sewed on some buttons. You will see that I also frayed the edges of the muslin.

Then I tried a heart shaped one which is easy when you have raw edges rather than having to turn them inside out after sewing.

So I have a little bit of shabby art which is fragrant and decorative. 


  1. These are wonderful Hazel! That dragonfly image is just about my favourite TH stamp I think and the heart bag looks really pretty with the lace round. Bet they smell lovely too!

    Lesley Xx

  2. Beautifully made Hazel, used to hand sew these many years ago in the shape of an umbrella so they could be hung. Your are gorgeous:-) xxx

  3. Ooh I love these Hazel what great little makes. Might have to make some of my own as you have inspired me to have a go xxx

  4. They are lovely.

  5. I think they're fabulous, Hazel!!

  6. They all look wonderful, love the heart shaped one but as you know, I also love that dragonfly stamp xx

    So pleased you've found Somerset Studio too xxx