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Potpourri Sachet or Doll Cushion
This quick and easy project features our free design of a Valentine Heart.
It can be used as a potpourri sachet or a doll-sized cushion.
The finished size of the sachet/pillow is about 5" x 5" not counting the lace fringe.
A doll with the small pillow with heart embroidery.

You will need :
  • embroidery threads either polyester or rayon, the choice of colors is yours,
  • a piece of light solid-colored cotton fabric, big enough to be hooped, and a 5 1/2" square for the backing,
  • light-weight embroidery stabilizer,
  • quilter's ruler,
  • rotary cutter, or scissors and pencil,
  • about 21" of 1 1/4" wide ruffled lace,
  • stuffing:
    • dried herbs and/or petals for potpourri,
    • polyester stuffing for pillow,
  • iron,
  • sewing thread and needle for hand-stitching.
First download the file from our website to your computer and unzip it.
Choose your colors.
Upload the file into your embroidery machine.
Hoop the fabric with light-weight embroidery stabilizer and embroider the design.
After the embroidery is done, trim the stitch-out to 5 1/2" square.
Stitch-out of the Velentine heart design.

Sewing the Sachet/Pillow
Cut out a 5 1/2" square for the backing.
A square with the stitch-out of the heart and a square for the backing.

Align and pin the ruffled lace along the edges of the square with the embroidery. The ruffled edge should go along the square's edges, the free edge of the lace should point to the inside.
Slightly curve the lace in the corners. Overlap the ends.
The square with stitch-out with attached lace.

Topstitch the lace in place along its outer, ruffled, edge. Seam allowance 1/4".
Embroidered square with attached lace.

Cover the working piece with the backing, right side inwards. Align and pin the edges.
Cover the stitch-out with the backing, face inside.

Stitch the parts together from the front, using the lace-stitched line as a guide.
Cut the fabric away to round the corners. Leave a 2" opening on one of the sides.
The front and back of the sachet stitched together,

Notch the fabric at the corners.
A workingpiece with notched corners

Throught the opening turn the working piece right side out,
The case turned right side out.

Through the opening, fill in the case with whatever stuffing you prepared - herbs and petals, or polyester fill.

Hand-stitch the opening closed.
Stuffing the case with polyester fluff.

Have Fun!
A doll holding the finished pillow with heart embroidery.

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