No Sew Hanging Sachet

by Michelle
6 Materials
20 Minutes

I've been working through cleaning and organizing my bedroom while I have some extra time. And since my closet is part of my bedroom, I want it to be clean and also smell nice.

I decided to make a hanging sachet for my closet very similar to the drawer sachets I made a while back.

The hanging sachet is easy to make and only needs a few materials. The best part is that there's no sewing involved! (If you know how to sew, you can definitely sew it instead.)

All you need to make a no sew hanging sachet is:

  • fabric (scraps are fine)
  • ribbon
  • hem tape
  • iron
  • 1/4 cup Epsom salt
  • 1/2 cup white rice
  • 18-20 drops of your favorite essential oil(s) - I used Fresh Meadow from Plant Therapy.

Mix the ingredients

In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix the Epsom salt and rice until well combined. Add the essential oil(s) and stir until well combined. Set aside.

Epsom salt soaks up the essential oil helping the scent to last longer.

Cut the Fabric

Using scissors or a rotary tool, cut the fabric into a 5" x 10" rectangle.

After cutting, iron out any wrinkles to make it flat and easier to work with.

Fold the fabric

Place the fabric wrong side up, fold it in half and iron to make a crease.

Add hem tape

Lay the hem tape along the edges of the fabric, but not all the way to the end. Fold over the top half and iron.

Add mixture

Turn the hanging sachet right side out and add the essential oil mixture. Don't fill it completely full or you will have a really hard time closing the sachet.

Add ribbon and close

Next, fold the top edges of the fabric down towards the inside of the hanging sachet and iron so they stay creased, then insert the ribbon (mine was about 10″ long). Lay the hem tape over the ribbon and iron to close.

I placed the ribbon on top of the hem tape to begin with but it didn’t work. The ribbon kept coming out. However, when I put the hem tape over the ribbon it held.

That’s it! Then you just hang the sachet in your closet for a fresh scent!

For full detailed instructions and more about the essential oil I used, please see my blog post.

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  • Tanisha Tanisha on Apr 23, 2020

    Once the aroma disappears, is there a way to revitalize the scent without reopening the sachet?

  • Patty Patty on Jul 17, 2020

    What's the rice for if the Epson salts soak up the scent?

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  • Anne Tyerman Anne Tyerman on Apr 28, 2020

    Definitely inspired!!! Great project to with my granddaughters as well. Thank you.

    • Michelle Michelle on Apr 28, 2020

      Thank you! I'm so glad you have been inspired to make one with your granddaughters! ❤️

  • Shelby 🐈 Shelby 🐈 on Jul 17, 2020

    Love this project and sachets.


    Word of warning ~ I had a cousin that made everyone neck pillows for Christmas one year. They were to heat up in the microwave & soothe your neck. Well some of us didn't use them right away and got weevils in the rice that spread in our storage cabinets. What a mess! To keep weevils out of your rice you can bake @120 for an hour, freeze or add tumeric, garlic or ginger to the rice. Ahhhhh good times.

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    • Michelle Michelle on Dec 28, 2020

      I've honestly not had this problem so I don't do all the prevention strategies.