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)
• Cedar shavings
Other Autumn Herbs To Try:
• Orange Peel
• Dried Ginger Root
• Dried Apple
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.
Use the free template to cut out your felt pieces.
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.
Next sew on the nose. Any simple stitch will work.
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.
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.
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.
Next create your sachet mix. I used cinnamon stick, clove, allspice and cedar.
Fill your felt sugar skull with your spice mixture and then continue the blanket stitch to close.
I just love how these turned out and can’t wait to gift them to friends and family.