Linen Pear Sachet Tutorial

October 22nd, 2007

Fabric Pears

I made a tutorial for the pears. One takes about 20 minutes to whip up, a great small project for a hostess gift!

Step 1:
Linen Pair Sachet Tutorial
Print out this pattern and blow up to proportion.

Step 2:
Linen Pair Sachet Tutorial
Cut out two pieces from a solid fabric and one piece from a print (of course, you could do all solid or all print, or a variety). Linen and cotton work well.

Step 3:
Linen Pair Sachet Tutorial
Place the print fabric and the solid fabric right sides facing. Pin half of one side in place–from the middle of the bottom of the pear to about one inch from the top. Starting at the middle of the bottom of the pear shape, sew along one side until you reach the top pin using a 1/4″ seam. Back stitch at each end to secure.

Step 4:
Linen Pair Sachet Tutorial
Take the third cut piece, which is solid, and pin this to the unsewn half of the print pear piece. Start sewing from the middle of the bottom of the pear to about one inch from the top–as in step 3. Back stitch at each end to secure.

Step 5:
Linen Pair Sachet Tutorial
Pin the two open sides together. Sew from the middle of the bottom of the pear to about one inch from the top, making sure to sew just over the seam at the bottom of the pear to close the base of the pear. Along the curved edges of the seam, cut into the fabric at a 90 degree angle to the seam, stopping just before reaching the stitched line. This will help the curve to remain in tact when turning right side out. Turn right side out.

Step 6:
Linen Pair Sachet Tutorial
With an even mixture of rice to dried lavender, funnel the sachet mix into your pear through the top. (Note: I freeze the mixture overnight to kill any bacteria, as a precaution.)

Step 7:
Linen Pair Sachet Tutorial
Wrap a leaf with ribbon and tie in a knot at the base to secure. Take the fabric pear and tuck in the top to the inside. Place the “stem” and leaf in this hole.

Step 8:
Linen Pair Sachet Tutorial
Hand stitch around the top of the pear to secure the leaf and stem as well as close the hole. Well done!

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27 Comments Add your own

  • 1. June  |  October 22nd, 2007 at 3:56 pm

    I love your pears! Thank you so much for the tutorial, it’s very well done.

  • 2. Nancy Cook  |  October 22nd, 2007 at 3:57 pm

    i always love a good tutorial
    thanks for posting.

  • 3. *karen  |  October 22nd, 2007 at 8:10 pm

    Yay, I love it. It looks do-able. I will set some time aside for this one. I’ve seen similar pears pictured in some Japanese craft books but think you’re extra clever for making your own pattern.

  • 4. Lisa  |  October 22nd, 2007 at 8:37 pm

    These are adorable! Love the combo of linen and prints.

  • 5. kelly  |  October 23rd, 2007 at 2:07 am

    Oh this is great, and you are right would be a fantastic quick and easy hostess gift! -kb

  • 6. geek+nerd  |  October 23rd, 2007 at 10:20 am

    Oooh hurray! When you first showed these I thought that they would make really pretty Christmas ornaments. I started a tradition a few years ago where every year I make each household in our immediate families a new ornament. I’ve already made mine for this year – but I’m bookmarking this for the future! Thanks!

  • 7. Amber  |  October 23rd, 2007 at 10:16 pm

    Those are so wonderful! What a clever idea.

  • 8. driftwood  |  November 1st, 2007 at 9:25 am

    these are so lovely, I’m thinking Christmas fabric.

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  • 10. punchanella  |  December 4th, 2007 at 10:49 pm

    these are so fun. can’t wait to try them. good way to use scraps! :)

  • 11. kristin  |  December 5th, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    “Along the curved edges of the seam, cut into the fabric at a 90 degree angle to the seam, stopping just before reaching the stitched line. This will help the curve to remain in tact when turning right side out.”…i am at the step and can’t quiet figure it out..any tips?

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  • 13. Bubbila  |  February 11th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Sweet tutorial, just what I have been looking for! Well Pleased…

  • 14. fiona  |  May 13th, 2008 at 2:28 am

    thanks! i have added your lovely pears to my to-do list, great instructions!

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  • 16. Tissuepaper  |  June 23rd, 2008 at 8:59 am

    I totally love your pears! Great job – you should put them on cut out and keep.org.

  • 17. adelle  |  July 28th, 2008 at 7:23 am

    have you made any other fruit? I can see a whole bowl of them.. very kooky.

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  • 20. Clothdiapermama  |  November 8th, 2008 at 6:23 pm

    Love this so much. I think that it is so cute. I have a pattern to make pumpkins also, Maybe I will make a basket with fruit and veggies in it.

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  • 22. Sally  |  December 11th, 2008 at 8:51 am

    I made these last week – worked a treat. I wrapped a pipe-cleaner with the ribbon, and embroided the plain material along with beads to make the leaf – all in beiges and reds – goes with my decor, and just so happens to be Christmassy too! Thank you – you really have inspired me to get crafty again!

  • 23. Judy  |  March 29th, 2009 at 12:19 pm

    These could also be made with sequinned gold or red fabric for a Christmas tree or box of Christmas “Pears”.

  • 24. raajia  |  May 5th, 2009 at 2:20 am

    these are so fun. i have added your lovely pears to my to-do list. very great instructions!

    thanks for posting.

  • 25. Leslie  |  November 23rd, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    I’ve got my fabric picked out and I’m ready to make these for Christmas gifts! I love these so much that I linked your tutorial on my blog :o)

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  • 27. Gina P  |  December 10th, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    LOVE this idea. Made some for my mother… they smell so good and made me happy just to look at. I ended up using ribbon loops for the “stem”. Cute and easy.
    http://dannyandginapalmer.blogspot.com/2010/05/lavender-pears.html

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