Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I’m very pleased to share this fun, quick and easy Lavender Sachet Heart Bunting tutorial with you. This is a beginner-friendly project you can make with your sons, daughters, or grandchildren! Hang these hearts together as a decoration, or make them individually to bring the relaxing fragrance of lavender into your home.
For my Lavender Sachet Heart Bunting, I used a scrappy mix of Valentine themed and red/pink/white fabrics. This project is charm square friendly!
Materials to Make the Lavender Sachet Heart Bunting
For the Hearts:
- 24 fabric pieces, at least 5″ x 5″
- Lavender Sachet Heart Pattern at 100% or Actual Size
- 5 yards of of Baker’s Twine (or equivalent – yarn, Perle Cotton embroidery thread, etc)
- Desired length of pompoms or bias tape (I used 4 feet of pompoms)
- Scissors (preferably pinking shears)
- Dried Lavender (I purchased mine from StressTamerSpa on Etsy)
- Funnel (homemade from paper or purchased from store)
- Needle with large eye for Baker’s Twine
Instructions to Make the Lavender Sachet Heart Bunting
Step 1. Cut out the Heart Bunting Template.
Step 2. Using the Heart Bunting Template, trace 24 hearts on the wrong side of your fabric. For my bunting, the front and back of each heart bunting segment is the same fabric. I cut 2 hearts from 12 fabrics.
Step 3. Cut out the hearts using your pinking shears.
Step 4. Select 2 fabric hearts. Place them wrong sides together. Stitch around the heart using a 1/4″ seam allowance, leaving about 1″ to 2″ open along one straight edge. Backstitch at the beginning and end of your stitching.
Step 5. Using your funnel, fill with dried lavender. I used between 1/4 cup and 1/2 cup per heart.
Step 6. Sew the heart closed. Backstitch at the beginning and end of your stitching.
Step 7. Cut 14″ segments of baker’s twine. Stitch twine through the top of the heart, as shown. Pull thread even.
Step 8. Tie twine to the PomPom strand.
Step 9. Repeat for the remaining 11 hearts.
Make it Your Own
There are many ways to make this project your own.
- Layer the top hearts into mini quilt sandwiches and decorating with a beautiful quilting pattern
- Hang hearts at alternate lengths
- Appliqué hearts to squares, fill squares with lavender, and enjoy as mini heart flags
- Stitch right sides together, flip right sides out, fill with lavender, hand sew closed – no raw edges!
- Create your own heart templates in various shapes and sizes, and mix and match on the strand
Hang your Lavender Sachet Heart Bunting and enjoy!