How To Make Hanging Fish Lavender Bags

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There is nothing like the scent of lavender to make your clothes smell gorgeous is there? And as you know I am always looking for fresh ways to use up all my fabric scraps. So today I am going to show you how to make these cute and very practical fish lavender bags that you can hang from your hangers or use to scent your drawers and closet!

How To Make Hanging Fish Lavender Bags

I do love lavender bags, but they can be quite boring, so I decided to make them a little more funky. And even better still, these fish have eyelets that mean that they slide over the metal hook of your closet hangers! 

They are so cool, and can be made with fabric scraps, so are a brilliant scrap busting idea.

See my post for all the cool ideas I have for using up all your fabric scraps!

Make them in all colours and give them to family or even make some to sell at the local craft fair or fundraiser. So would you like to know how I made mine? Then read on!

You will need

Materials needed to make fish lavender bags

  • Fabric Scraps – i like to line mine as a preference. But whether you do or not is up to you. I used cotton scraps, with a white lining.
  • Coordinating thread
  • Scissors, pins and a hand sewing needle 
  • Buttons or eyelet kit to embellish
  • An iron 
  • A Sewing machine
  • My Fish Lavender Bag Template

How To Make The Lavender Bags

Cut 2 lining and 2 outer pieces. Layer them so that you have a lining piece face down, an outer piece face up, a second outer piece face down and finally a lining piece face up. 

Assembling the layers

Sew around the outside, leaving a 3cm gap in one side. I used a 5-6mm seam allowance. 

Clip your corners and cut into the curves to help it to turn cleanly. Turn the whole thing the right way out, push out the corners with a sharp implement, and give it a press.

Pressed fish shape

Fill around half to two-thirds full of lavender.

Filling the bag with lavender

Slipstitch the opening shut.

Slip stitched opening

Finally, you can add a button to denote the fish eye if it going to be placed into a drawer. 

Fish lavender bag with button eyeBut I prefer to add an eyelet so that the whole thing can be slipped over the metal hook of a clothes hanger. This will scent your wardrobe brilliantly!

Eyelet fish over hanger

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Now you know how to make fish lavender bags do you think that you will be having a go at these? I love to see your makes, so please do comment below, or tag me in your makes on social media.

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How to make hanging fish lavender bags. These pretty, cute & practical lavender bags scent your closet & clothes by hanging over your hangers.


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