For last week's DIY project I made button & string envelopes and thought I'd stick to the snail mail theme and make little letter sachets. I bought these tiny fish shaped letter scents at a now closed Japanese store in NYC. I'd never seen anything like them before, so I hoarded them away with my stationary supplies. The store owner told me they were called Fumiko, but I wasn't able to find anything about them. If you know any of the history of letter sachets, please share!
Stuff these into your envelopes for a sweetly scented letter. A vellum envelope would be so nice with these. I love the idea of adding another sense experience to receiving a hand written correspondence. Only makes a great thing
Rotary blade (optional)
3.5 in string
- Cut out tea bag shape with the template or measure a 2.5 x 1 in. shape with tapered corners.
- Iron in half and adhere one side of the tea bag with fusible webbing. Remove paper backing of the fusible webbing.
- Iron about 1/8th of an inch on both sides of the tea bag.
- Fill the bag with your scent. It's helpful to use tweezers. I had some loose lavender, but you could use other herbs or spices like chamomile, vanilla beans, rosemary...
- Tuck a string into the open bag about an 1/2 in. in down.
- Seal the bag closed by ironing the top and angled sides.
- Make the tea bag tags by cutting small rectangles out of matching fabric and ironing to fusible webbing.
- Cut out tab shapes, fold in half, and insert the tail end of the string. Iron closed over the string to seal.
- Tiniest tea sachet!
p.s I you can also machine or hand sew these suckers up easily. I'm just all about the no sew. Funny, I use my sewing machine mainly just to sew paper. I'd like to change that soon and make these!
Please let me know if you give these a try. I'd love to see how it comes out!
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