Valentine's Sachets


[caption id="attachment_699" align="aligncenter" width="738"]Valentine's Day Sachets, Jane's Designer Yarn Patterns A sweet little Valentine’s Day gift for a mom, sister, teacher or your one true love… Knitted quickly and easily in sport or DK weight yarn, using odds and ends from your stash, you can delight many people in your life by making them a unique holiday gift.[/caption]  

I love Valentine’s Day. I love a cheery, pink-and-red colored holiday in the middle of grey, slushy February. I love seeing bunches of flowers and balloons being delivered into office buildings, I love giant, heart-shaped, boxes of chocolates (caramel and nut mix please). But most of all, I love making and receiving beautiful, little, hand-made Valentines.

Since my glitter and glue days are pretty much behind me, I decided to try knitting my Valentines this year. I had an idea in my head for 2 different sachet designs, and decided to stuff them with a rose-scented potpourri, that I would make myself. I decided to make sachets because I thought it would be something people could use year-round, and filling them with a rose-scented mixture would really say “Valentine’s Day.”

Being a complete novice at aromatherapy, I took to the internet to find supplies and learn how to make potpourri. My search brought me to Birch Hill Happenings.  There, I purchased my supplies and viewed their excellent video, which made me confident I could make the sachet mixture myself:

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I contacted Birch Hill Happenings to tell them how well the sachets had turned out. They were so excited about the project; they have offered to sell a rose sachet kit to all our readers at a discounted price. Here’s the link: http://birchhillhappenings.net/Rose-Sachet-Kit.html It’s a fabulous deal, I hope many of you can take advantage of it.

[caption id="attachment_693" align="aligncenter" width="808"]Fiber bits and rose oil, Jane's Designer Yarns Pattern Fiber bits in glass jar, soaking up Rose oil.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_692" align="aligncenter" width="811"]Rose buds and leaves, Valentine's Day Sachets Rose buds and leaves[/caption] [caption id="attachment_695" align="aligncenter" width="795"]Muslin bags with potpourri Muslin bags, stuffed with potpourri, ready to go into sachets.[/caption]

With my muslin bags all stuffed and ready to go, I set about knitting the sachet covers. I wanted to do a simple heart design but couldn’t decide between a textured look and intarsia. So, I settled on both! As I plotted out the designs, I wanted to make one of the covers removable, so you can “freshen” the sachet when needed, or use the cover for a little jewelry or gadget case.

White HeartThe knitting went by VERY quickly; we’re talking about 3x5 bags here. So quickly, in fact, I decided to make one more of each design and write up the pattern for all of you! The largest amount of time I spent was in the finishing. I sewed the bags together, sewed on buttons, and got fancy, making pom-poms to decorate one of them

[caption id="attachment_696" align="aligncenter" width="500"]Valentine's day Sachet finishing stages In the finishing stage[/caption] [caption id="attachment_694" align="aligncenter" width="493"]Knitting Buttons Vintage Buttons from Vogue Knitting Live event![/caption] [caption id="attachment_697" align="aligncenter" width="494"]Pom Pom Colors For Heart Sachet Testing Pom pom colors[/caption] [caption id="attachment_698" align="aligncenter" width="575"]Mattress stitching heart sachet Mattress stitching top of sachets[/caption] Here’s the finished product: Sachets, Janes Designer Yarn Patterns [caption id="attachment_702" align="aligncenter" width="1200"]button-back sachets The button-back version[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_701" align="aligncenter" width="900"]two color Valentine's Day Heart Sachets The two color version[/caption]

All done and ready for giving. I’m so excited I have some beautiful hand-made Valentines to share this year. And, since I used yarn from my stash, it barely cost me anything!

If you’d like to make this project, you can email me for the pattern info@janesdesigneryarnpatterns.com and I will send it right away. Start knitting, order your aromatherapy supplies (at a discount) and you will have some beautiful gifts, all-ready by February 14th!

Please post your finished sachets, or Work In Progress (WIP) here or on our Facebook page or Pinterest page.

7 comments


  • Barbie Hosford

    I would love to try this pattern out, please send me the pattern. So adorable!


  • Jane's Designer Yarn Patterns

    Thanks and glad you like the pattern! Let us know what you end up using the pouch for. You should be receiving the pattern shortly. Feel free to shoot us a line if you have any more questions at info@janesdesigneryarnpatterns.com Happy Knitting!


  • M.J. Higgins

    I knit by pattern and love the look of these little bags. The hearts are so cute and I can think of so many uses. Please send me the pattern.


  • Deloris Barboza

    i work off of patterns . I would appreciate it very much if I could have the pattern please


  • LJ Targoff

    would love the patterns!
    Thank you!
    Lj TARGOFF
    ltargoff@gmail.com


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