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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 24 projects are perfect for anyone who is looking for what to make with fabric scraps. If you're ready to get started putting your leftovers to use, check out these 24 Simple Sewing Projects to Use Up Your Scraps.
Lace has always been in style. From adorning royal gowns in the 16th century to appearing on the fashion runways of today, this pretty fabric is perpetually popular. Whether you're making an entire lace dress or just adding a lacy trim to a zipper, lace is a wonderful way to add some simple elegance to an easy sewing project. Channel a vintage, romantic style with these 40 Free Lace Sewing Patterns. Lace designs are so intricate and can add a lot of visual interest to more simple sewing projects.
If there is a holiday coming up that you are vastly under-prepared for when it comes to your wardrobe, this 5 Minute Holiday DIY Headband is the project for you. Using crazy simple, no-sew techniques, this cute little accessory can be created for any holiday. Whether you are attending a green gathering for St. Patrick's Day or looking for something pink and red for a V-Day brunch, this tutorial will show you exactly how to make a headband for any occasion.
Make the Autumn Harvest Shirred Fabric Headband the centerpiece of any outfit. This DIY fabric headband is the cherry on top of your autumn gear. It's a great way to use up and fall-themed fabric you have in your scrap box. This is a great project for beginners looking to practice shirring. Never underestimate the power of the perfect air accessory!
If your t-shirt is no longer in style, turn it into something new. These Braided T-Shirt Headbands are super simple to make and only take a few minutes. Use the video tutorial to learn how to braid five strands of t-shirt fabric into a headband you'll love to wear. These DIY hair accessories are so stylish and budget-friendly to make, you'll want to sew one in every color of the rainbow. This is a green craft you don't want to miss. If you're ready to get started, grab your old t-shirts and let the braiding begin.
Ladies, rejoice. This Could Not Be Easier Headband is just what you and your hair have been looking for. Follow along with tutorial to learn how to make a headband you will absolutely love to wear and flaunt. DIY hair accessories are not only fabulous for your bank account, they can be quick and simple too. This ribbon headband only requires a few quick stitches before it's ready to dress up your beautiful locks. You can make this simple craft in any colors you like, so go ahead and sew several. You'll love how well this headband stays in place.
Looking for unique, cheap gift ideas for a close girlfriend? These DIY Hair Curlers are the perfect solution. Using vintage techniques for hair curling, this lovely little craft is absolutely adorable and totally useful. Fans of vintage clothing and I Love Lucy would especially appreciate this funky and fun, easy sewing project. This would make an amazing gift for your bridesmaids, too! This project will only take you one evening to complete.
DIY Headbands for Runners will prove an invaluable project for you or someone you know who jogs. Take this T-shirt refashioning project to turn your outgrown pieces into a functional accessory for your head. The thick band and taut fit of this DIY headband keeps hair out of your face while you run. As an upcycled tee, you can wash this hair piece with any of your other clothes without worrying about shrinking or color bleeding.