44 Scrap Fabric Sewing Projects
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Use up all your small pieces of fabric with these scrap fabric projects! It’s fun to make small projects in your leftover favorite fabrics!
Sewing is great but it can also create lots of scrap fabric in the process. What do you do with all those scraps?
Do you save every scrap piece of fabric? Do you throw everything away? Well, you can do lots of sewing projects with scraps of fabric, and they become useful and eco-friendly items you will use all the time.
Do you love sewing project ideas? Try one of these:
- Fat Quarter Clothing Projects
- Easy Sewing Projects to Sew for Gifts
- kitchen sewing projects
- beginner sewing projects
- Fat quarter sewing projects
- Home sewing projects
- One yard sewing projects
- Small sewing projects
- Coaster patterns to sew
What do to with fabric scraps?
I often keep anything larger than a fat quarter for another project. I fold it up and keep it on the shelf.
I find a fat quarter is usually enough for most projects. For anything smaller I either make a scrap fabric project, make a sample to practice a sewing technique, or I shred it to use it as stuffing in a future sewing project.
I have the hardest time getting rid of my favorite scrap fabric or fabric from my favorite sewing projects. I get really attached to the fabric even though I know there is always more fabric.
I just want to treasure the fabric that made me my favorite outfit. It’s best to use these scrap fabric in one of these fabric scrap project ideas so that I can save them and cherish them but using them in another way.
This is a great list of easy scrap fabric projects that only use a little bit of sewing and some are even no sew scrap fabric projects. You can do DIY scrap fabric projects for more than just babies!
Scrap Fabric Projects
Sewing is great but it can also create lots of scrap fabric in the process. You can do lots of sewing projects with scraps of fabric, and they become useful and eco-friendly items you will use all the time.
How to Sew a Twisted Headband: Two Ways
Learn how to sew a twisted headband two different ways. Use knit fabric for a quick and easy sewing project that makes a great gift!
Heart Zipper Pouch Tutorial
Learn how to make a heart zipper pouch with this easy sewing tutorial. This beginner sewing project is a great handmade gift idea.
How to Sew a Mug Rug
Learn how to sew a mug rug with scraps of fabric. Use a beautiful print or combine different colors for a unique handmade gift.
How to Sew DIY Hand Warmers
Learn how to sew DIY hand warmers with flannel fabric. It’s easy to make several, fill them up with rice, and give them as handmade gifts.
Free Slipper Sewing Pattern for Kids
Learn how to make slippers for kids with a free PDF sewing pattern. This beginner sewing project is great for using up fleece fabric scraps!
Free Popsicle Holder Sewing Pattern
Learn how to make a popsicle holder with a free sewing pattern. There’s a mermaid tail, shark, sword hilt, and a simple rectangle.
How to Make a Silk Scrunchie
Learn how to make a DIY silk scrunchie with a free printable scrunchie PDF sewing pattern. This is a great beginner sewing project!
Sew 4 Easy Bookmarks with a Free Pattern
Learn how to sew four easy bookmarks with a free sewing pattern. Use scraps of fabric for a quick beginner sewing project to encourage reading!
How to Sew a Zipper Pouch
Learn how to sew a zipper pouch with a free sewing pattern. This easy sewing project is great for beginners and makes a great handmade gift!
Free Ear Warmer Sewing Pattern
Learn how to make a warm gift with this free ear warmer sewing pattern. This beginner sewing project is comfortable because of the shaping.
Free Bow Tie Pattern for Kids
Learn how to make a child bow tie with this free bow tie pattern. It’s a faux tie version and comes in three styles and three sizes.
Free Ball Sewing Pattern
Learn how to sew a ball or sphere with a free ball sewing pattern. This beginner sewing project is great for little kids or pets to play with!
How to Make a DIY Fabric Tray
Learn how to make a DIY fabric tray with fabric scraps for simple organizing. It’s a great beginner sewing project that makes an easy gift!
How to Make DIY Reusable Makeup Remover Pads
Learn how to make DIY reusable makeup remover pads to help you save money and create less waste. It's a great scrap fabric sewing project!
Easy DIY Pencil Pouch
Learn how to sew an easy DIY pencil pouch with scraps of fabric and a zipper. This is a great beginner sewing project that teaches how to sew a zipper!
DIY Knit Headband Tutorial
Learn how to make a DIY knit headband with scraps of knit fabric! It’s a great beginner sewing project that makes a really cute handmade accessory!
DIY Reusable Water Balloons
Learn how to make DIY reusable water balloons using sponges and scraps of fleece fabric. It’s a quick summer sewing project that is fun to play with!
How to Sew a Key Fob
Learn how to sew a key fob with a free sewing pattern. This beginner sewing project is a great handmade gift that uses scrap fabric.
Mini Felt Mermaid Softie + Free Pattern
Learn how to make a mini felt mermaid softie with a free sewing pattern! This is a great stuffed mermaid that can be carried in purses and pockets to play!
How to Sew a Drawstring Bag
Learn how to sew a drawstring bag with a free drawstring bag sewing pattern. It can be changed to any size, and it can hold so many different things.
2 Ways to Make a DIY Bowl Cozy
Make a DIY bowl cozy with all your fabric scraps and batting scraps! Bowl cozies are quick and easy to make!
DIY Fat Quarter Skirt for Little Girls
This fat quarter skirt is the perfect project for little girls. It’s fast, easy, and uses just one fat quarter of fabric! It’s a great scrap fabric project and would make an adorable gift!
Free Scrunchie Sewing Pattern
Learn how to make a DIY scrunchie with a free printable scrunchie PDF sewing pattern. Use cotton or silk for an easy sewing project!
Small Zipper Pouch Tutorial
Learn how to sew with this small zipper pouch tutorial! This small zipper pouch can hold tiny essentials and clip onto a bag or keys!
3 DIY Hair Accessories
Use upcycled silk to make these three DIY hair accessories! The scrunchie, scarf, and bow can be used together or separately, and it uses up your small pieces of fabric!
How to Sew a Mug Cozy
Learn how to sew a mug cozy for the perfect fall accessory. Use quilting cotton for an easy beginner sewing project that makes a great handmade gift!
Wrist Pincushion Tutorial + Free Pattern
Use this wrist pincushion tutorial to make your own pincushion using fabric scraps and a jar lid! This fabric scrap project uses up your pretty scraps, and would make an easy and quick gift!
How to Make a Silk Scarf
Learn how to make a silk scarf with lightweight fabric. This beginner sewing project is a great to practice sewing silk and sewing hems.
DIY Slippers with Fleece Fabric
Learn how to make DIY slippers out of fleece fabric. Add pompoms or tassels to this one-seam sewing project. It’s a quick and easy gift.
DIY Turban Headband to Sew
Learn how to sew a DIY turban headband with knit fabric! This beginner sewing projects is fast and easy, and it’s perfect for gifts!
Free Dog Bandana Pattern
Learn how to make a dog accessory with a free dog bandana sewing pattern. This beginner sewing project is a great way to use up fabric scraps!
Free Gift Card Holder Sewing Pattern
Learn how to make a gift card holder with a free sewing pattern. These look like Christmas tags and can hold a gift card or tiny card and envelope!
How to Make Bias Tape and Bias Binding
Turn all of your scraps of fabric into bias tape! This is a great way to use scraps of pretty apparel and have pretty bias binding ready to use for your next project!
Free Cat Zipper Pouch Pattern
Make a cute cat shaped, mini zipper pouch with this free cat zipper pouch pattern. It’s perfect for Halloween or as a handmade gift for anyone who loves cats!
How to Make a Lined Drawstring Bag
Learn how to make a lined drawstring bag that makes the perfect reusable drawstring gift bag! It’s a great way to decorate for the holidays!
How to Make Reusable Cotton Rounds
Make use of all those organic cotton scraps of fabric by easily sewing or serging them into reusable cotton rounds. They are great for removing make up instead of using cotton balls!
DIY Cloth Napkins
Learn how to make DIY cloth napkins with silk and cotton fabric for the perfect reusable table setting. They are luxurious and absorbant and can match any holiday decor!
Fat Quarter Kid's Apron Tutorial
This apron tutorial is fast and easy, and it doesn’t need a lot of fabric. These aprons would make the perfect handmade gift, and one of these aprons could even be sewn by older kids!
Make Fabric Filler
Cut your scraps of fabric into strips with your pinking shears (or with the wavy blade in the Cricut Maker) to make fabric filler. It's perfect for gift baskets and cushioning packages that need to be mailed.
Quick DIY Matching Game
Learn how to make a DIY matching game with your fun scraps of fabric. It's a fun indoor game for kids!
Shoulder Patch Boy's Tee Tutorial
Use up your scraps of fabric with this patch boy’s tee tutorial. It’s a great way to make a unique t-shirt for boys!
DIY Mouse Pad
Decorate your office with this easy DIY mouse pad with your favorite fabric scraps. It would make a great back to school project or a great gift idea!
How to Sew a Coaster
Learn how to sew a coaster with a free sewing pattern. This beginner sewing project is a great handmade gift that uses up your scrap fabric.
Fill a DIY Floor Pouf with Fabric Scraps
Learn how to make a DIY floor pouf with beautiful fabric and a free sewing pattern for the perfect footrest. This easy sewing project is great for the home and a gift.
If you make something using one of these tutorial, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!
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These are great! It’s looking like no school for my kids till fall, so now we have to navigate distance learning as well as distance working for both parents. Gah. These will be good to help keep us occupied. My boys will learn to sew!