Use this sachet bag to freshen a room, closet or even the car. Make several to share with friends and family. The bright colors of Laurel Burch’s designs will make your closet smile!


  • OESD’s Flying Colors by Laurel Burch #75600 embroidery collection
  • One – 10 x 9” sheer fabric, such as Chiffon or Organza
  • One – 8½” x 8½” sheer fabric for back
  • Two – 28” ribbon for tie
  • One – 10” piece of beaded trim
  • Isacord Thread
  • OESD Bobbin Thread
  • Temporary Spray Adhesive
  • OESD Badgemaster
  • Water soluble marking pen
  • Potpourri


Mark and Embroider the Bag

Mark the center of the 10” x 9” piece of sheer fabric by folding in fourths.

Spray two pieces of OESD Badgemaster with Temporary Spray Adhesive.

Sandwich the sheer fabric between the Badgemaster, hoop the three layers as one, and attach the hoop to the machine.

Select and embroider the design.

Remove the hoop from the machine and the fabric from the hoop. Carefully cut away the excess stabilizer from the top and bottom. Wash away any remaining Badgemaster. Let the piece dry.

Trim this piece to 8½” x 8½”.

Create the Bag

Mark for the opening for the ribbon. Measure from the top on each side, and mark a dot at 3 inches and at 2-5/8 inches. The space between the dots will not be stitched to leave an opening for the ribbon. Refer to Photo 1

Baste the beaded trim to the bottom of the front piece. Place front and back right sides together and stitch around the three sides making sure to leave the opening for the ribbon on both sides.

Finish the top edge by serging around the top edge, or by machine zigzagging.

Fold the top to the inside to create a 1½ inch hem. Stitch the hem in place along the finished edge. Stitch again 3/8 inches above this line of stitching to create the tunnel for the ribbon to travel.

Beginning on one side, feed a 28” length of ribbon around the top and back out at the same side. Repeat for the other side.

Fill with the potpourri.

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