DIY Natural Moth Repellent Sachets

It’s nearing that time of year when you’ll be able to store away your winter coats and wool sweaters and not think about them again until next winter. Before you stuff them into storage, though, consider adding a few of these anti-moth sachets to help protect your clothes from hungry moths. Because there’s nothing worse than pulling out your favorite cashmere sweater, only to find that it looks like swiss cheese.
DIY natural moth-repellent sachets

DIY natural moth-repellent sachets

DIY natural moth-repellent sachets


Materials:
Dried mint
Dried rosemary
Dried thyme
Dried lavender
Cloves
Lightweight cotton fabric
Ribbon
Thread
Sewing machine
Scissors
Scrap paper
Pen
DIY natural moth-repellent sachets
Methods:
1. Draw a little heart template on a piece of paper and cut it out. Fold your fabric in half, wrong sides together, and trace around the heart template.
DIY natural moth-repellent sachets
2. Pin together the two layers of fabric, and cut out the hearts. If you used marker to trace your hearts, make sure to cut inside the pen lines, so your finished sachets won’t have pen marks. You should now have two fabric hearts pinned together.
DIY natural moth-repellent sachets
3. If you want to hang your sachets, pin a 16-20″ looped piece of ribbon between the fabric layers.
DIY natural moth-repellent sachets
4. Using a zig-zag stitch, sew around the perimeter of your heart, leaving about an inch gap unsewn.
DIY natural moth-repellent sachets
5. Mix together your anti-moth herbs:

  • 2 Tbsp dried mint
  • 3 Tbsp dried rosemary
  • 3 Tbsp cloves
  • 2 Tbsp dried lavender
  • 1 Tbsp dried thyme

Stir to mix. You probably don’t need to be exact in your amounts, but this is what I used.
6. Stuff each sachet with a couple of teaspoons of herbs, leaving enough room that you’ll still be able to sew up the gap.
DIY natural moth-repellent sachets
7. Stitch the gap closed.
DIY natural moth-repellent sachets
Now you’re ready to hang your sachets on your coats, or tuck them in with your sweaters.
DIY natural moth-repellent sachets
DIY natural moth-repellent sachets
Other tips for safely storing your woolen clothing:
Wash items first, then let them dry thoroughly.
Completely seal in a bag, box, or chest.
If you have mint or lavender growing in your yard, you can cut long stems of it, tie them together, and hang them in your closet to help repel moths even more.

2 thoughts on “DIY Natural Moth Repellent Sachets

  1. Chrish Willson says:

    I love your heart shaped sachets method, It looks wonderful. I will try to make it and use in my wardrobes and I like the scent of the cedar wood. Thanks for this DIY project.

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