5 Great Scrap Fabric Ideas

September 7, 2014

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As you can imagine I generate quite a bit of scrappy bits of fabric. Here are 5 great ideas for your scrap fabric:

fabric scrap thumbtacks

I love these fabric scrap thumbtacks, they really would use up all those tiny bits of fabric. Thanks Jessica for the tutorial.

Bunting Fabric Scrap

Handmade notelets, simply cut out little triangular shapes, glue stick them down and sew a line across the top! This week, as part of my zero waste week efforts I have made a few, ready to include in any christmas sales parcels:)

Fabric Scrap wreath

Brighten up your home this fall with a fabric scrap wreath – would use up loads of scraps!!

Fabric tape

How about some fabric tape to brighten up any parcel? or to make cards with?

Fabric twine

But I have to admit I think I have saved the best to last! My favorite idea is this gorgeous fabric twine – I had a go at making my own. It does take time, and slightly longer pieces of scrap than the others but I think this would add a unique touch to wrapping parcels, or if you are good at crochet perhaps you could crochet with it?

If all else fails use your fabric scraps as stuffing for pincushions, or save it and take it to your local charity shop or recycling centre for rag collection.

I would love to know what you do with your fabric scraps, I have started a pinterest board to collect ideas:)

As usual I am hopping by Handmade Harbour to see what everyone else’s week has been like,


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23 responses to “5 Great Scrap Fabric Ideas”

  1. Una says:

    I have been known to make hair scrunchies from fabric scraps.

  2. Suze Bain says:

    Fabulous ideas. I love the stitched bunting. xx

  3. Jen says:

    Fantastic ideas! I will have to have a go at the twine I think, I have so many little bits I just don’t have the heart to get rid of! Thanks xx

  4. I love the fabric twine idea – I really will try this one. I have a pink plastic bucket underneath my sewing table and throw all mine in there. I am sometimes transfixed by the beauty of the colour combinations when I grab a handful of these scraps and one of my ongoing projects is to find a way to use these artistically!

  5. Oooh i love the fabric tape! All the ideas are great though. I must start using up some of my scraps as they are building up…! x

  6. I love fabric wreaths, such a great look and texture. The fabric twine looks amazing though I can imagine it must be fiddly to make x

  7. Josie says:

    Thanks for a fantastic post Vicky, my sewing room is full of tiny pieces of fabric I can’t seem to bring myself to bin. I shall have to have a go at some of these ideas x

  8. Julie says:

    I can’t bear to throw even tiny pieces of beautiful fabric away (which does not make for a tidy house I can tell you!) What a great collection of ideas, thanks.
    (love that twine too)

  9. Some great ideas, I particularly like the fabric tape, so simple but very effective.

  10. It was so enjoyable reading your blog post. I have a Christmas wreath made from fabric scraps that my child made for me years ago. Have a wonderful week.

  11. I love the cards – I think even I could manage to create one of those. Thanks for the inspiration!

  12. Great ideas, I’ve just swept out loads of fairly large size scraps and it kills me!!! i’m following your pinterest board, too 🙂

  13. Wendy says:

    What a fabulous post Vicky! I adore the idea of the bunting cards and WOW to the fabric twine – I can see loads of uses for this one in knitting, crochet and embroidery too.

  14. Wow, the fabric twine is amazing. But being a spinner, I’m not sure I would consider attempting it by hand. Yeowtch! It’s really, really beautiful as a twine and would be an amazing trim to add to a garment, though. When I made art yarns, it was fun to toss in fabric scraps to hang out among the beehives and coils. Nice post full of fun ideas. I like the fabric tape too. I’ve a drawer that’s overflowing with scraps. I also saw someone else make pictures with their scraps by putting spray adhesive or a fusible on the back, then placing and topstitching. Beautiful pillows.

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