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:
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.
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.
The hardest part about stashbusting is getting rid of those favorite fabrics. One way to remember them and save them is to make a Swatch Bunting Tutorial and use up those small pieces of fabric from your stash.
Buy a leather pouf that can be stuffed with scraps of fabric. I have done this, and I love it! I made a large simple drawstring bag and put it inside the pouf. Then It took me six months of scraps to fill it up.
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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