Saturday, 20 January 2018

50 Sewing Projects to Use Up All Those Little Scraps of Fabric

If you're anything like me, you'll have a healthy stash of little pieces of fabric. Mine is growing at an alarming rate, as I find it hard to throw away even the smallest of scraps. Today I'm sharing 50 projects from the ongoing sewing link parties here at Threading My Way. All can be sewn with small, left over pieces of fabric or with tiny scraps pieced together.

50 Sewing Projects to Use Up All Those Little Scraps of Fabric ~ Threading My Way


Many Sewing Accessories can be made with small pieces of fabric...

Quilted Sewing Machine Cover ~ Tutorial by Ros, from Sew Delicious


Embroidered Patchwork Pincushion ~ Tutorial by Audrey, from Studio Paars


Finger Pincushion ~ Tutorial by Chris, from made by ChrissieD


Hexagon Storage Pouch ~ Tutorial by Margie, from Nanny Craft 4U


Serger Cover ~ Tutorial by Deby, from So Sew Easy


Pattern Weights ~ Tutorial by Petro, from Easy Peasy Creative Ideas



It's easy to get creative with Hair Accessories...

Puffy Petal Flower ~ Tutorial by Lindsay, from PA Country Crafts


Heart & Roses Headband ~ Pattern & Tutorial by Ann, from Suburban Prairie Homemaker


Patchwork Headband ~ Tutorial by Denise, from DIY Crush


Hair Ties ~ Tutorial by Pam, from Threading My Way



Do you call them Cushions or Pillows? Either way, some of the best cushions I've seen have been pieced with small scraps...

Appliquéd & Embroidered Cushion ~ Tutorial by Julie, from Sum of Their Stories


Happy Go Lucky Cushions by Ros, from Sew Delicious


Hexagon Patchwork Cushion ~ Tutorial by Claire, from Pillar Box Blue







A girl can't have too many Zippered Pouches & Accessories...



Teeny Tiny Zippered Pouches ~ Tutorial by Deby, from So Sew Easy


iPod Keychain Case ~ Tutorial by Jill, from Creating My Way to Success


QAYG Zippered Pouch ~ Tutorial by Pam, from Threading My Way


Tissue Pouch ~ Tutorial by Julie, from Sum of their Stories



Quilts are a great way to use up lots of small scraps. Sure, you can use jelly rolls and charm packs, but I can guarantee you'll feel immense satisfaction if you shop from your stash of scraps...

Disappearing 9 Patch ~ Tutorial by Joy, from Joy's Jots, Shots & Whatnots


Quilt Star ~ Tutorial by Donna, from Once Upon a Sewing Machine


Scrappy Blocks Quilt ~ Tutorial by Pam, from Threading My Way


Wonky Log Cabin Quilt Block ~ Tutorial by Chris, from made by ChrissieD


English Paper Pieced Hexagons ~ Tutorial by Pam, from Threading My Way



Everything Baby - We all love sewing for babies...

Personalised Baby Bunting ~ Tutorial by Jose, from Sew for Soul


Baby Wash Cloths by Pam, from Threading My Way


Bandana Bibs ~ Pattern & Tutorial by Damjana, from Apple Green Cottage


Reusable Breast Pads ~ Tutorial by Linda, from Sewing Bee Fabrics



Most Electronic Gadget Covers only need to be small to protect the contents...

Two Sided Zip iPhone Case ~ Tutorial by Vicki, from A Quilter's Mission


Crazy Patchwork iPod Case ~ Tutorial by Marisa, from Passion et Couture


Electronics Case ~ Tutorial by Jenya, from While She Was Sleeping


iPad Cover ~ Tutorial by Sahana, from Vikalpah


Camera Lens Cloth Pouch ~ Tutorial by Julie, from Sum of their Stories


Quilted Tablet Cover ~ Tutorial by Jann, for So Sew Easy



Drawstring Bags can be as large or small as you care to make them...

Small Lined Drawstring Bag ~ Tutorial by Pam, from Threading My Way


Drawstring Pouch ~ Tutorial by Lisa, from A Spoonful of Sugar

Drawstring Gift Bag ~ Tutorial by Pam, from Threading My Way


Patchwork Gift Bag ~ Tutorial by Jill, from Creating My Way to Success


Scrappy Patchwork Bag ~ Tutorial by Pam, from Threading My Way



Lots of us store our small scraps in Fabric Baskets. The baskets lend themselves to piecing. The extra stitching helps to add structure - an added bonus...

Gathered Round Fabric Basket ~ Tutorial by Lisa, from A Spoonful of Sugar


Rope Fabric Basket ~ Tutorial by Cheryl, from Sew Can Do


Scrappy Fabric Basket ~ Tutorial by Pam, from Threading My Way


Stacking CD Baskets ~ Tutorial by Rochelle, from eSheep Designs


Thread Catcher & Notions Baskets ~ Tutorial by Niki, from Roonie Ranching



Funnily enough, I didn't find many projects For Kids that only require small pieces of fabric. Thought there'd be heaps...

Whaley & Starla Softies ~ Tutorial by Kristy, from Hopeful Threads


Tiana Crown ~ Tutorial by Annie, from Peaches and Bees


Fabric Letters ~ Tutorial by Pam, from Threading My Way


Soft Stuffed Fabric Balls ~ Tutorial by Nina, from Nina Makes


Fabric Scraps Memory Game ~ Tutorial by Damjana, from Apple Green Cottage



There are many more scrap busting projects to be found in the ongoing sewing link parties here at Threading My Way.

50 Sewing Projects to Use Up All Those Little Scraps of Fabric ~ Threading My Way

How small is too small? Tell me I'm not the only one who has trouble throwing out the tiniest of scraps...

... Pam




12 comments:

  1. Oh, wow! 'So many fun options!! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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  2. Dear Pam,
    Thank you, for the great remnants of tutorials that you show today. My leftovers are getting more and more ... and it's nice to always have matching fabrics ready.
    Tomorrow I'll link your blog to me.

    Greetings Klaudia

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  3. Haha, Pam,

    one more here - no way I'd throw away any scraps. I've made soo many totally cute things out of them, and creativity is guaranteed when you get to combine colors and prints in a new way! Have a great day,

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  4. I used to keep even the tiniest of scraps, way back when I did paper piecing and could use them. Now, I just keep things that are over about 2", and the rest go in a bag for dog beds. Selvages I save for selvage projects. While my scraps are actually very well organized, they're expanding at an exponential rate, and I need to corral them before there's no room in my sewing room for ME! Those fabric letters and that fabric memory game in particular look like good projects to use up some pretty scraps and make some wonderful gifts! Then, of course, they could go in a matching scrappy drawstring bag :D

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  5. Wow...so many new ideas for me to use up my precious scraps! Thanks Pam, for sharing these. I love quick projects that fill my sewing soul and still look great!

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  6. Lots of lovely projects to make! I keep all my scraps... and everyone else's that doesn't want theirs!! Thanks for sharing xx

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  7. Quite honestly, some of the featured fabrics are so nice that it would be a shame not to make something out of them! (Thanks for including my basket.)

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  8. Great ideas. I'm a sucker for a cute fabric so all of these look doable to me! Visiting from Really Crafty Party.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Victoria. There are some very quick and easy projects in the collection.

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  9. So many choices to work with! Thanks for sharing!
    Not only fabric stash you have a big collection of tutorials as well from the link party:)

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  10. Hello Pam!
    Thanks for linking to my embroidered patchwork pincushion again! However I have a new website, ans I was wondering if you would mind linking to my new page instead of the old one. It's here: http://www.studio-paars.nl/en/diy-embroidered-patchwork-pincushion-tutorial/
    Thanks again and have a nice weekend!
    Audrey
    www.studio-paars.nl

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  11. I'm destashing this year, so I need all of these! Thank you so much for sharing this amazing list at The Really Crafty Party. Pinned!

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