Inside: A collection of scrap fabric crafts and projects, including hand-sewn and no-sew ideas.
I hate throwing things away, as I’m sure I can upcycle or repurpose them for another project. It’s especially true for fabric scraps left over from other projects. I thought it was time I found some things to make with the fabric scraps in my ever-growing stash.
I have talked about upcycling fabrics before, but this time, I’m talking about using the smallest leftover scraps. It’s amazing what you can make from what others would consider rubbish. Many scrap fabric ideas listed below would also make great handmade gifts.
There is a good mixture of sewing and non-sewing fabric crafts. Many are easy to make, even when getting out of the sewing machine.
And, of course, they are all very affordable, as you are just using up the fabric scraps you already have in your stash. Most other materials you might require will be part of your craft essentials and nothing fancy.
What Scraps To Use
Trimmings and leftover material from other sewing projects. Even the smallest of scraps can be patchworked together to make larger pieces.
Un-donatable clothes, if I have an old shirt that has seen better days. If it’s in a particular pattern that I love, I will cut up the good bits of fabric into scraps to use.
Fabric samples and swatches. I keep all the material swatches I get for free from furniture and interior stores. These are excellent ways to get free small fabric samples for projects.
Do you have a pile of fabric scraps from other craft projects or fabric sample swatches?
This is a list of over 70 beautiful ideas for the scraps. Make them for yourself or give them as gifts; from practical and applicable to fun, decorative and frivolous, various fabric crafts inspire everyone.
These fabric DIY feathers are made in a very similar way to my very popular denim feathers. They are made with scraps of tartan and plaid fabrics, giving them lovely patterns and colours. This is an addictive feather craft; you'll soon want to make feathers from your old plaid shirts.
This is no ordinary DIY sunglasses case, it has a cool pocket feature. This sewn case is made from the front right pocket of a pair of jeans. So not only is it a sunglasses case but there is also room for your phone and cards.
This is a straightforward way to make fabric bowls without sewing. The method is similar to Paper Mache but with denim or other fabric scraps rather than paper. The fabric bowls are rigid and sturdy and can be used as fruit or bread baskets on the table.
These little no-sew fabric flowers can be used in all sorts of ways. They are perfect for embellishing small projects and make an excellent gift topper. I used fabric flowers as magnets for a DIY Magnet Board.
Explore the creative and eco-friendly process of crafting Christmas Applique Denim Pockets. This fun and simple project is perfect for utilizing fabric scraps, turning them into unique and charming holiday decorations.
Those denim moths of yours are still one of my all-time favorite scrap fabric ideas. They're just so awesome., but I've pinned this wonderful collection of other ideas because if there's one thing we have a lot of in this house, it's fabric scraps :D
Wednesday 13th of October 2021
Thank you, it's amazing the fun things you can make from fabric scraps. The moths are also my sons favourite.