14/08/2014 16:38 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

The Easiest Thing To Make For Crafting Beginners

If you're looking to get into crafts, these Liberty print lavender bags are one of the best things to start with. Why? They're super easy. Rosie and Hannah from The New Craft Society share their tips on how to make them below:

These little lavender bags are easy to make, they will make your wardrobe smell amazing and they make great small gifts if you're ever short of a birthday present for friends.

Each one can be made individual with different fabric prints – for all you crafty types out there they're also an amazing way to use up your fabric scraps. We've tied ours up with a piece of yarn but ribbon works equally well, they're very very hard to mess up so no excuses - get sewing!


You will need:
• Scraps of fabric – we used Liberty Tana Lawn in 'Mitsi' and 'The Strawberry Thief'
• Dried lavender
• Scissors or a rotary cutter
• Yarn or thin ribbon


Stage one:
1. Cut a rectangle of fabric. For a large lavender bag we cut a 4x6" rectangle but the size you cut just depends on how big you want your bag to end up.
2. Hem one of the long edges by folding it over twice, ironing and machine stitching along it.
3. Fold your fabric in half, right sides together.
4. Machine stitch along the bottom and side edges of the bag leaving a 1cm seam allowance, make sure you leave the top hemmed edge open!

Stage two:
1. Turn right side out and half fill your bag with lavender.
2. Tie up your bag with your yarn or ribbon. You can also stitch the bow in place, securing the bag shut and stopping any lavender from spilling out.