Scented Fragments: Creative ReUse (tm) of Fabric Fragments

Sweet Slumber Sachets (tm)

Herbal Lore tells us that sleeping with a sprig of dried lavender beneath your pillow ensures only blissful dreams.

We used fabric sample fragments, dried lavender and a glue gun...
to create these
Sweet... Slumber... Sachets.

(We designed and printed the tags using our computer.)

Fragments of Fabric...

Transform into...


"I wish that life should not be cheap, but sacred.
I wish the days to be as centuries, loaded, fragrant."

--Ralph Waldo Emerson

Fragrance carries the power to evoke memory and provoke emotion.

In our home the smell of rosemary reminds us of winter meals with family (I often add it to my heartier home made stews).

The scent of roses reminds us of the first perfume used by our older daughter (Katie).

The fresh smell of mint brings to mind that hot summer night when our entire family slept out under the stars, in the garden.

Gift Pantry (tm) Note: This lovely little craft project doesn't take a lot of time from start to finish. Thus, whenever time and materials are available, you might want to make a few of these little luxuries and use them to stock your gift pantry throughout the year. They're lovely as token hostess an addition to a larger gift basket...or use with (or in lieu of ) a bow to top a larger gift. Hint: No need to limit yourself to fabric sample squares. Any fragment of interesting fabric will work nicely. Think of vintage linens, handkerchiefs, fabric remnants, and/or outgrown clothing with sentimental value.


Dana and Daisy said...

Tracey, these are beautiful!

it is the simple things in life, n'est çe pas?

Tracey McBride said...

Thank you Dana! They're easy too!

It's Just Me said...

Now those are great and a solution for all those little scraps I can't stand to throw.

charmaine said...

hi Tracy! i missed you! it was so good hearing from you this morning. i truly want to say thank you so much for your very kind comments. i wasn't feeling too good this morning, but when i read your comments, they truly cheered me up. your truly an angel from God. you have such a beautiful spirit. thank you again. also, i love these sachets, they are so beautiful. you have such a creative mind. keep inspiring and God Bless You!

your friend,

scrappy quilter said...

Tracy those are beautiful. What a great use of scraps.

Storybook Woods said...

Akk I am so frustrated my blogfeeder is not updating when you post. I love your slumber sachets. Wonderful idea. xoxox Clarice

Tracey McBride said...

Thank you so much for all the encouraging comments my friends!

the pleasures of homemaking said...

I'm having the same problem as Clarice - you're blog is not updating.

I love your sachets! I love that they take such a small amount of fabric to make so you can use up scraps - great idea!


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