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Make Knock-Off Lavender-Scented Dryer Bags

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Make Knock-Off Lavender-Scented Dryer Bags

Who doesn’t love Trader Joe’s? We used to live a 5-minute walk from one when we lived in Virginia, and it was really convenient. That’s when I got hooked on their lavender dryer bags and ditched regular dryer sheets (along with getting hooked on a lot of other TJ’s products…). I absolutely love these things–one bag can be used on multiple dryer loads, and they don’t use any artificial fragrance.

But we don’t live near a Trader Joe’s anymore, so now I’m making my own 🙂

Make Knock-Off Trader Joe's Lavender Dryer Bags

Here’s what you need for supplies:

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  • 2 pieces of bag fabric measuring 3 in x 4 in each. I used Swedish Tracing Paper because I had it on hand in my sewing cabinet. You can also use a very thin fabric, such as an organza or chiffon. Check your local fabric store’s remnants bin for something small and cheap or just have them cut you the smallest piece they’ll sell from a bolt.
  • Dried lavender flowers.
  • Needle & thread or sewing machine.

And here’s how you make knock-off lavender dryer bags!

Step 1: Cut 2 pieces of 3 in x 4 in fabric. I used a rotary cutter, which made it super easy to get the edges even.

Also make sure you check out the tips for using the dryer bags at the end of this post!

Make Knock-Off Trader Joe's Lavender Dryer Bags

Step 2: Sew three of the edges shut, making a little pocket.

Make Knock-Off Trader Joe's Lavender Dryer Bags

Step 3: Fill it with 3–4 tbsp of dried lavender flowers and sew the opening shut.

Make Knock-Off Trader Joe's Lavender Dryer Bags

Make Knock-Off Trader Joe's Lavender Dryer Bags

Tips

-Use the bags for 5–10 dryer loads. Sometimes I extend mine a few loads by dripping a few drops of essential oil straight on to the bag.

-If you want to avoid cutting and most of the sewing, you can use organza wedding favor bags. This would be much easier and more economical if you were making a big batch of bags.

-If you want to switch up your scents, eucalyptus leaves, rose petals, peppermint, and rosemary are all great scents that you can use alone or mix and match.

-To make a version of this baggie that you can use for longer than 5–10 times, make a baggie with a sewn-on Velcro closure. When you need to freshen it up, just open it and replace the dried flowers.

-If you like this project, you might like my homemade rosemary and lavender carpet powder or my DIY baked bath salts tutorial!

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Make Knock-Off Trader Joe's Lavender Dryer Bags



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vicks

Thursday 26th of January 2017

Thank you! Absolutely love your version...Can't find trader joes sachets anymore.... What an awesome alternative... Have a great week everybody!

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Evangeline

Saturday 3rd of September 2016

I love this idea! I was wondering if paper coffee filters might work? Or large tea bags?

Brittany Merth

Monday 5th of September 2016

Large tea bags is a great idea!! I never thought of that--I'll have to try that and can use them for teas, too. :)

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