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30 Simple Sewing Projects to Use Up Your Scraps


Scrap Busting Projects

30 Simple Sewing Projects to Use Up Your Scraps

Homemade Accessories Using Leftover Scraps

Refashioning Clothes with Fabric Scraps

Free Bag Patterns to Use Up Your Scraps

DIY Home Decor Using Fabric Scraps

Scrap-Busting Projects for Your Kitchen Needs

Patchwork Tutorials to Bust Those Scraps

Other Scap Busting Ideas

Every crafter eventually builds up a pile of scraps from other projects. It can be tempting to simply throw out all those leftover scraps, but think of all the money you'd be wasting and all the projects you'd miss out on. Instead of trashing the fabric scraps, put them to use in any number of creative ways. These 30 projects are perfect for anyone who is looking for what to make with fabric scraps. Check out these sewing tutorials to find scrap-busting ideas you are sure to love.

Scrappy Fabric FlowerHomemade Accessories Using Leftover Scraps

Rather than break the bank to build up a collection of accessories, use your fabric scraps to sew some homemade accessories instead. These seven projects are perfect for people looking to accessorize themselves and their dogs -- yes, their dogs -- on a budget.

1. 5 Minute Scrap Yo-Yos

2. Double Sided Headband Tutorial

3. iPod Sleeve from Sample Scraps

4. Puppy Love Dog Bandana

5. Scrap Fabric Flower Pin

6. Scrappy Fabric Flower

7. Scrappy Felt iPad Cover



Scrapped Applique Heart ShirtRefashioning Clothes
with Fabric Scraps

If you're tired of your clothes but don't want to dip into your bank account for a new wardrobe, try some clothing refashion projects instead. You can use up your fabric scraps to give your plain and boring clothes a brand new look.

8. Fast and Lazy Linen Shorts

9. Scrapped Applique Heart Shirt

10. Scrappy Floral Skirt

11. Scrappy Spring Skirt




jazzed up Grocery BagFree Bag Patterns to
Use Up Your Scraps

Fabric scraps are the perfect place to look when you're in the market for a new bag. Check out these sewing tutorials to learn how to sew a bag using your pile of leftover scraps.

12. Jazzed Up Grocery Bag

13. Scrappy Sling Bag

14. A Handibag From a Pillowcase







DIY Home Decor Using Fabric Scraps

You don't have to break out the checkbook to give your home a fabulous new feel. Rather than buy new products at the retail price, try these DIY home decorating projects to put your fabric scraps to use.

15. 5 Minute Scrap Fabric Birds

16. Braided Scrap Coasters

17. Rainbow Bath Towel







Altered OVen MittsScrap-Busting Projects for Your Kitchen Needs

You can easily makeover your kitchen without spending a cent. Add some new items and refashion some old items for your cooking haven by delving into your pile of leftover scraps.

18. Altered Oven Mitts

19. Scrapbuster Potholder

20. Scrappy Patchwork Placemats







Patchwork Kitchen MatPatchwork Tutorials to
Bust Those Scraps

Learn the art of patchwork by following along with these easy tutorials. You'll love sewing new clothes, accessories and more that clear out that ever-growing pile of fabric scraps.

21. Patchwork Belt Tutorial

22. Patchwork Circle Skirt

23. Patchwork Kitchen Mat

24. Patchwork Pencil Case

DIY Fabric Covered ButtonsOther Scrap Busting Ideas

Use scrap fabrics to make these adorable easy sewing projects. These are great little details to add to any of your sewing projects.

25. No-Sew Fabric Covered Buttons

26. Tattered Flowers for Embellishment

27. Composition Book Cover

28. Pressing Aid Tutorial

29. Easy Button Rings

30. DIY Fabric Covered Buttons





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