Ever thinking of new random projects, this sachet came about as a way to use a 4″ strip of fabric cut from the bottom of a t-shirt. First, the hem and seams were removed to create two long rectangles of fabric. These were then cut in half. By cutting thin strips along the sides and bottom of the rectangle and then tying them together with square knots, a small sachet was created. The remaining fabric was cut into strips, braided, and tied to the sachet with slip knots. Given the light weight and stretch of the t-shirt material, I filled my necklace sachet with tiny flowers and a sprig of rosemary.
I usually try to make a handmade gift for my daughters on their birthdays, even though it is hard to compete with Lego and Barbie. But this rainbow tutu was worn with style and flair by the birthday girl on her special day. Since I wanted to emphasize the pattern of the rainbow, I cut one yard of tulle in each of the seven colors into four inch wide strips. The skirt was made using the “no-sew” method, or by tying individual strips onto an elastic waistband using a larks head knot. I did end up sewing the strips in place with a running stitch and adding a bright blue wide satin bow. More satin ribbons of varying widths, and in every color of the rainbow, adorn the length of the skirt.