Handmade Lavender Scented Pillows

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Mothers day is coming up in a couple of weeks and I thought I would share a little handmade gift idea with you – handmade presents are the best aren’t they? These little lavender scented pillows are really simple to make with some off-cuts of fabric and some lavender seeds. WeMadeThisHome_LavenderPillow14

YOU WILL NEED
– six squares of contrasting fabric (approx 11x11cm)
– natural lavender seeds
– lace (approx 30cm)
– twine or ribbon
– cotton
– scissors
– sewing machine (or needle if hand sewing)
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METHOD
1. Cut out six squares of fabric approximately 11cm by 11cm
2. To make the first pillow, lay two pieces of fabric with the patterns facing
3. Sew three of the four edges
4. Cut the corners off to ensure a neat finish
5. Turn the pillow out so the pattern is on the outside
6. Fill half way with lavender seed
7. Fold in the open edge and sew up
8. Repeat step 1-7 to make the other two pillows
9. Stack the pillows and wrap the lace around them
10. Secure with twine
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Last summer I collected some lavender seed from the garden but I didn’t quite have enough so I bought a bag from Hobbycraft to keep the jar topped up because it looks pretty and it smells so good. I have made a note to plant some more lavender this year. WeMadeThisHome_LavenderPillow11WeMadeThisHome_LavenderPillow9

Are you making any Mother’s Day gifts? Do share you plans with me, I’d love to know.

Love Laura xxx

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2 thoughts on “Handmade Lavender Scented Pillows

  1. Gemma

    Hi Laura,
    These look so sweet and easy to do. Thank you for the idea I was wondering what to make for my Mum as I like to give her something homemade as well as something bought (if you can’t spoil your Mum on Mother’s Day when can you spoil her!)
    I am going to give these a go as well as making some bunting from your tutorial in your blog archive, my parents are coming for afternoon tea on Mother’s Day so the kitchen (not to hopeful of having afternoon tea in the garden this early in the year!) will look really jolly.
    I love your blog and read avidly I find it very inspiring and in a house full of boys (Husband and 2 sons) it gives me a chance to indulge in all things girly and try to smuggle in a few more feminine touches!
    With kind regards to you and your little family, from me and mine! Love Gemma

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    1. Laura Goble Post author

      Hi Gemma. Thank you for leaving a lovely comment, its really good to hear from you.
      Your Mothers Day plans sound really lovely (fingers crossed the sun shines for the day, it would be lovely to at least throw the doors open even if it is too cold to sit out side for afternoon tea.
      I bet your boys wouldn’t mind a few feminine touches to your home… My hubby doesn’t seem to mind too much thank goodness, the boy/girl ratio here is top heavy so I make up for being the only girl and indulge in the pretty things 🙂
      Have a lovely day, happy crafting Love Laura xxxx

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