How to Make Lavender Drawer Liners

by Sabrina Holley-Williams
Lavender keeps musty odors and moths away.

Lavender keeps musty odors and moths away.

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Lavender not only has a comforting and enjoyable scent, it is a natural moth deterrent. Using lavender in your dresser drawers will keep your clothes smelling fresh and safe from those pesky critters who like to munch on your favorite sweaters. As an alternative to premade lavender-scented drawer liners, you can craft your own beautiful and simple drawer liners filled with natural dried lavender.

Items you will need

  • Breathable fabric such as cotton
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Needle or sewing machine
  • Dried lavender (5 to 6 tbsp. per liner)
Step 1

Measure the inside of your drawers. Add a 1-inch seam allowance all the way around.

Step 2

Cut two rectangles of fabric per drawer according to your measurements.

Step 3

Sew a 1/2-inch seam all the way around each piece of fabric, by machine or hand.

Step 4

Lay the two pieces of fabric on top of each other so the wrong sides are facing outward and right sides are facing each other and pin the pieces together.

Step 5

Hand or machine sew 1/2 inch in all the way around three of the four sides.

Step 6

Flip the fabric so the right side is now on the outside.

Step 7

Spoon in 5 to 6 tbsp. of dried lavender through the remaining opening.

Step 8

Hand or machine sew the open side closed.

Step 9

Repeat the steps until you've created as many drawer liners as you need. Place the liners in the bottom of your drawers, under your clothes. When liners start to lose their smell, take them out and give them a good rub.

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