Monday, December 21, 2009

closet sachets

Yawn. Kinda boring I know, but very important in cold weather locations where we have to store half of our cloths for half of the year. Lavender is a great choice, but not always available in all locations. Here's a list of other ingredients that work well at repelling moths as well as smell great (try combining a few ingredients):

  • ceder chips/ shavings

  • dried lemon peel

  • dried rosemary

  • whole cloves

  • peppercorn (definitely combine this with another ingredient)

  • peppermint

  • cinnamon

The pattern below is what I drew and printed out. I cut out the shapes and folded each piece in 1/2 to make a half circle. Then I ironed onto an old dish towel- however the iron on was more plastic than one would want for this purpose. I therefore followed the lines on the wings and ran it through my sewing machine (without the thread) to perforate tiny hole- it worked out quite well- and smells quite nice. Attach a loop of ribbon at the top before sewing shut if you want these to hang.


  1. These are really pretty. I love your blog! Always something great going on here.

  2. I too really like these beautiful insects. First time on your blog and will surely become a regular.
    Happy Canadian holidays. I am originally from Smithers, B.C. and now living in Asheville NC.

  3. The sewing without thread is such a good idea! The moth drawing is really beautiful too.

  4. these are lovely! perforating the fabric is such a great idea - i've made lots of sachets, but never thought of that! gotta try it now.

  5. These are so pretty! I linked to your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
    (link will go live tomorrow morning at 10:00am CST)


  6. I meet to your blog at craft magazine daily, when I saw a butterfly sachet, I found myself at your blog and I like here, hereafter I'll follow you:)

  7. Hi Christine,
    I am mentioning this tutorial in my Indianapolis Star style column -- and I was wondering if I could use the photo above?

    Please contact me at:

  8. This is wonderful. I love it as both an insect biochemist AND a crafter. I am posting a link for others to see your work.

  9. I love these ... and your hedgehog Igel. You are my entire posting today at

  10. Thank you Gilding - fantastic science crafts at - i wish i could knit! (it's a long story)

    And thank you Candice so much for posting this on ! You have a beautiful, and informative website!

  11. Your blog is wonderful, so glad I found it. I have some inkjet fabric that will be great for these and your gnome pouch. Fantastic, I can't wait to get started. Cheers.

  12. very nice design indeed thank you i will try it.

  13. very nice design indeed thank you i will try it.