Tuesday, April 19, 2011

A Little S.W.A.L.K. Sachet

This sweet girl image has been rubber stamped onto fabric to make this sachet.
 The S.W.A.L.K. rubber stamp set is called "Old Friend" and I just adore the main sentiment: It takes a long time to grow an old friend.  There are many stamp sets in the S.W.A.L.K. collection.  Six new ones have just arrived!
I have been making sachets as little Easter gifts and knew that this image would be perfect for a girlie gift. I placed the rubber stamp on my Rock-a-Block and had a perfect stamped image on cotton.
The sentiment stamped perfectly too. This is how you can really tell that the Rock-a-block works. Look how messy the rubber is and then notice how perfect the stamped images are.
Since I am not worried about this sachet going into the wash I decided to colour the image with regular pencil crayons.
I sewed the sachet pocket with my machine, but this is such a small project it would not take long to sew by hand.
To be on the safe side, I did heat set the pencil crayon. I am not sure if this did anything, but my little sachet sure was wrinkle free.
At this point I used fabric glue to attach a crochet trim edge.
After stuffing the sachet with a little batting I opted to hand bead all around the edges The yellow beads are so happy.
Once I saw how pretty the beading looked I decided the sachet needed a little yellow box. Out came my Crafter's Companion Ultimate. It has one side dedicated to box making.
A few minutes later I had a perfectly sized box set aside to dry.
Here is the front of the finished sachet.
And here is the back.


  1. Love it Carmi great Tutorial

  2. Awwww.... that is the cutest! I love it!

  3. Oh wow , this is fab .. how different

  4. This is such a lovely idea! Thanks so much for sharing.

  5. That's darling, Carmi. Thanks for the tutorial.