DIY: Felt Sugar Skull Sachets

DIY: Felt Sugar Skull Sachets #dayofthedead #diadelosmuertos #embroidery

We’ve officially entered our rainy season here in the Pacific Northwest. The grey and rainy weather has got me in the mood for crafting and watching movies. I’ve been making these little Felt Sugar Skull Sachets and they are so much fun! I can start and finish one in an evening and I love experimenting with different designs, colors and embroidery stitches.

What You Need

• Felt in various colors
• Embroidery floss in various colors
• Needle & scissors
Free printable template
• Markers or pencils

For The Sachet

• Cinnamon sticks (crushed or broken up in to small pieces)
• Clove
• Allspice
• Cedar shavings

Other Autumn Herbs To Try:
• Orange Peel
• Dried Ginger Root
• Dried Apple
• Rosemary

Instructions

Print out the free template and using the skull drawings, draw your sugar skull design. If you are a beginner at embroidery, I recommend keeping your designs rather simple. Experiment with using both felt and embroidery floss to create your design. You can look up sugar skulls on Pinterest for inspiration.

DIY: Felt Sugar Skull Sachets #dayofthedead #diadelosmuertos #embroidery

Use the free template to cut out your felt pieces.

DIY: Felt Sugar Skull Sachets #dayofthedead #diadelosmuertos #embroidery

Now it’s time to begin your embroidery. Choose a contrasting color floss and begin sewing the eyes onto the skull shape. I used a hand-applique blanket stitch.

DIY: Felt Sugar Skull Sachets #dayofthedead #diadelosmuertos #embroidery

Next sew on the nose. Any simple stitch will work.

DIY: Felt Sugar Skull Sachets #dayofthedead #diadelosmuertos #embroidery

To begin the mouth, first use a felt tip marker to draw a line as a guide. Then using black embroidery floss, begin sew the mouth using a backstitch.

DIY: Felt Sugar Skull Sachets #dayofthedead #diadelosmuertos #embroidery
DIY: Felt Sugar Skull Sachets #dayofthedead #diadelosmuertos #embroidery

Next it’s time to add your embellishments. If you’ve chosen to add any felt elements now is the time to appliqué them into place.

DIY: Felt Sugar Skull Sachets #dayofthedead #diadelosmuertos #embroidery

Then using your template drawing, continue to embroider the sugar skull embellishments. You can look up different stitches on Youtube or Pinterest.

DIY: Felt Sugar Skull Sachets #dayofthedead #diadelosmuertos #embroidery

Now that you’ve finished your embroidery, it’s time to sew the front and back of the sugar skull together using a blanket stitch. Leave a 2″ opening.

DIY: Felt Sugar Skull Sachets #dayofthedead #diadelosmuertos #embroidery

Next create your sachet mix. I used cinnamon stick, clove, allspice and cedar.

DIY: Felt Sugar Skull Sachets #dayofthedead #diadelosmuertos #embroidery

Fill your felt sugar skull with your spice mixture and then continue the blanket stitch to close.

DIY: Felt Sugar Skull Sachets #dayofthedead #diadelosmuertos #embroidery

I just love how these turned out and can’t wait to gift them to friends and family.

DIY: Felt Sugar Skull Sachets #dayofthedead #diadelosmuertos #embroidery

Comments

  1. Ashley says

    Hey! I was wondering if you make these and sell them? I have a bracelet shop and would love to have them as charms on some of my bracelets (without the cinnamon etc. of course, but maybe just filled with cotton just enough to make it plush! I would LOVE to hear back from you!

    • says

      Hi Danielle- I got my cedar shavings from an apothecary/herb shop in Seattle, WA. You could also try looking at your local hardware or wood supply store?

  2. Stephany says

    I used your tutorial yesterday for one of my teen programs at the library and they loved it. We added an extra aspect. The library has an electronic textile kit so we were able to make the skulls eyes light up. 🙂 You can see it here on my instagram, https://instagram.com/p/9mtQqRgaIp/.

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