This week I have come across quite a few posts on social media about small sewing projects. And at the same time, the box in closet was haunting me.
The last time I sorted out fabric scraps, I donated the bigger pieces to a local organization called 'Rags to Riches' and I am afraid the smaller ones ended up in the trash.
The fabrics I use for the dresses, only very tiny pieces end up in the trash. The rest gets turned into hairbands, bows or scrunchies. Whenever I take an order, I ask the girls what they would like and add it complimentary to the dress order.
But with my private fabric collection, I need to improve. So I thought what you and I could do with all these fabric scraps:
Make hairbands, bows to glue on a clip and scrunchies
Make your own bias tape - this is always handy to have at home and much better than store bought
Make a scrap quilt with all your favourite fabrics (I really want to do this). if you don't need a quilt, you could make a quilted bag, pouch, pencil case or book cover.
Display scraps in picture frames or embroidery hoops as wall decorations in your sewing room
Use scraps as wrapping paper
Use it for inseam pockets or pocket lining to add a secret print or splash of colour
Make lavender bags for your wardrobe or as a gift - lavender repels moths and makes your cloths smell lovely
Fabric covered hangers which is also a great way to stop the dresses from sliding off the hangers
Make fabric toys for your pets: my cat loves lizards (she tends to bring them back into the house and recently I found a pattern to make her a little fabric lizard)
Cuffs for pyjamas
Suggested by a friend: Braided fabric storage bins
I had a scrunchie workshop for kids at the market couple of weeks ago. It was a lot of fun.
Here are the two ideas I found on facebook:
What are you doing with your fabric scraps?
Thanks for hanging out with me. Happy Sewing!