Because I love to sew and hate to waste, I save even the holiest sweaters and moth chewed wool garments. I wash them in the machine with hot water and even throw them in the dryer to rid them of any possible moth larva but then...
I decided what better revenge on the culprits then to drive them away with the items of their destruction.
Step 1: Mix the Herbs
In a large bowl combine the following herbs:
4 cups dried lavender
2 cups dried rosemary
2 cups cedar shavings
1 cup dried thyme
1 cup dried artemisia
50 drops of lavender oil
10 drops of rosemary oil
10 drops of vetiver (grass extract)
Toss the essential oils gently with dried herbs.
Step 2: Sew Squares
Sew a 3 by 3 grid pattern on a handkerchief weight linen or cheesecloth fabric.
Sew double seams between columns.
Step 3: Stuff Pockets
Cut out rows of pockets of open rectangles.
Scoop herb mixture partly full into open pockets, pinning closed as you go along.
Step 4: Sew Tops Closed.
Then cut each sachet apart
Step 5: Sandwich in Recycled Wool
Place sachets between 2 moth bitten or recycled wool squares. (You may want to decorate these ahead of time. I embroidered mine with yarn and also reinforced the seams with a felting tool.)
Step 6: Sew Closed
and place in closets, wardrobes, bags of sweaters.
Enjoy your summer!