DIY Love Sachet or Miniature Pillow

Make this miniature Love Sachet for a sweet Valentine's Day treat, scented decoration, or miniature pillow for dolls! #valentinesday #heartcrafts #dolls #sewingpattern #sewingproject #sewasoftie #plush #embroidery #textileart
Make this scented sachet for a little Valentine’s Day love charm or as a miniature pillow for one of your stuffed babies! The free sewing pattern can be found below, as well as ideas for stuffing and embellishment for your Valentine’s Day charm.

Oh my stars, I just can’t seem to get away from this upcycled linen fabric! You may recognize it being the same as my textile rose from this post. It’s just the perfect lovely shade of soft pink, so naturally the wheels are turning in my head with ideas to use it in the sweetest ways.

When it comes to seasonal and holiday decorations, I lean toward the handmade, naturally inclined—with lots of herbs and candles—so when thinking of a Valentine’s Day project to share with you, I reached into the Victorian-loving space in my heart for something antique-y and shabby.

Deciding at the last minute to make this a decorative sachet for my mantle shelves, I’ll likely make another one filled with natural, comfy wool as a pillow for Miss Tulip Rabbit, Miss Marie, or Miss Wanda, my hard-working mouse who will be added to my shop, as soon as she has some clothes!

The construction is an easy beginner project, and can be as embellished or as plain as you’d like! Here is the pattern link (it will ask for your email address so that your pattern can be emailed to you. This adds you to my newsletter list, but don’t worry, I won’t share your info with anyone and won’t spam you 😊).

After cutting out my heart and tracing the embroidery (or you can use the tissue paper method explained here), I snipped up some lace ribbon I had lying around to make the edges with a few running stitches, then just added the embroidery with a stem stitch


Make this miniature Love Sachet for a sweet Valentine's Day treat, scented decoration, or miniature pillow for dolls! #valentinesday #heartcrafts #dolls #sewingpattern #sewingproject #sewasoftie #plush #embroidery #textileart
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Make this miniature Love Sachet for a sweet Valentine's Day treat, scented decoration, or miniature pillow for dolls! #valentinesday #heartcrafts #dolls #sewingpattern #sewingproject #sewasoftie #plush #embroidery #textileart

If you're crushing on my fancy embroidery scissors, you can find them here (they are so sharp and precise and pretty. I. Love. Them. One of my favorite tools💖).

After finishing the decoration on the front, I began sewing the back piece onto the front with a back stitch (hide your knot by sewing through your front piece from behind, then back stitching like normal through both pieces).


Make this miniature Love Sachet for a sweet Valentine's Day treat, scented decoration, or miniature pillow for dolls! #valentinesday #heartcrafts #dolls #sewingpattern #sewingproject #sewasoftie #plush #embroidery #textileart

Fill with your choice of filling, then finish stitching it closed!

Some Love Sachet filling ideas could be:


If the scent begins to fade, reinvigorate the scent with a drop of essential oil or a spritz of perfume!

Make this miniature Love Sachet for a sweet Valentine's Day treat, scented decoration, or miniature pillow for dolls! #valentinesday #heartcrafts #dolls #sewingpattern #sewingproject #sewasoftie #plush #embroidery #textileart

If it is intended to be a doll’s pillow, I always recommend natural wool over synthetic (plastic) filling. Other decorations could involve buttons, more embroidery, and ribbons. Let your imagination run wild and make it lovely💖

Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! If you make one, I’d love to see it! Feel free to tag me on Instagram @cinderellasews, post to my Facebook page, or add a picture to Pinterest’s “tried it!” Take care and spread the love my friends 🌹

Hugs,

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