75+ Scrap Fabric Projects to Use up Your Leftover Fabric
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Wondering what to do with all your leftover fabric scraps? Good news, I have over 75 Scrap Fabric Projects to help you use up all those scraps!
Scrap Fabric Projects
If you are a sewist or quilter, then you have fabric scraps! And if you’re anything like me, you have a lot of fabric scraps leftover from past sewing projects. While it would be nice to just toss them all in the trash, there is no need to do that when there are so many fun and creative ways to reuse them!
When it comes to sewing, one of the best things about finishing a project is that you can get creative with your leftover fabric scraps.
Fabric scraps are the perfect way to add a pop of color or interesting detail to your sewing projects. While it might be tempting to purchase new fabric for every project, using scraps can be a great way to save money and create something unique.
How to store and organize fabric scraps
There are tons of different ways to organize your fabric scraps. And over the years, I have used them all. If you don’t have too many scraps, you can just keep them in a basket next to your machine or under a desk or cutting table.
As I collected more and more fabric scraps, I wanted to start organizing them by color. I picked up a rolling cabinet with clear drawers. I have used both this Honey Can do Cart and this taller cart. (I love that they roll and have a top shelf to place larger objects.)
Currently, I have a wall of Ikea billy bookcases with cabinet doors on the bottom in my sewing room. I found baskets that fit inside the cabinets and now have my scraps stored by color in those baskets.
What size scraps should I keep?
When deciding what to keep, I keep most scraps that are at least two by two inches up to almost a fat quarter in size. If the scrap is fat quarter size, I fold it up and store it in these bins, sorted by color. Any larger than that, I fold the pieces and store with my yardage. (Which I fold and store on these comic book boards.)
What to do with fabric scraps
You can make patchwork quilts, and clothing, use them in crafts, or in applique. You can also use scraps to make fabric flowers, rugs, baskets, and small projects such as zipper bags, or tissue holders, the ideas are endless!
I’ve been busy collecting some of my favorite fabric scrap projects in one place for you to browse and hopefully inspire your next project.
So if you have some leftover fabric scraps, don’t throw them away! Use them in your next sewing project and create something unique and special. Here are a 75+ scrap fabric projects to get you inspired:
If you love to sew clothing for your kids or grandchildren, You only need a bit of coordinating fabrics to make your own patchwork and /or appliqued tops. (this project comes with the pattern for the flower applique and instructions for the patchwork shorts.)
These little wooden picture frames are very inexpensive at the craft store and are perfect for covering with leftover fabric. This particular tutorial covers the frame with tissue paper, but the steps would be exactly the same with fabric.