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40+ Scrap Fabric Projects: Clothing, Quilts, and More

Are you wondering what to do with fabric scraps? These fun and thrifty ideas are just what you need!

By: Kirsten Kwon, Editor, AllFreeSewing.com
Updated April 04, 2018
40 Scrap Fabric Projects Clothing Quilts and More

When you have scraps of fabric leftover from other projects, don't throw them away! Instead, collect your scraps and transform them into brand-new items when you take a look at these 40+ Scrap Fabric Projects: Clothing, Quilts, and More. If you love to sew, then this is a great opportunity to get really creative with your leftovers without needing to purchase new materials.

You'll make use of the remnants of your fabric while also creating something new for your home, family, or pets. It's a win-win situation! Sometimes scrappy projects can be the most fun to make because there are so many options. Save bits of your favorite fabric and create a patchwork project like the Scrap Happy Table Runner.

Don't stop at just making much-needed items for the home, either, as you can also make fabric flowers like the Long Stemmed Fabric Flowers with scraps. If you're looking for sewing ideas for scraps of fabric, you've found the right collection. Check out any of the scrap fabric projects found in this collection so that you'll definitely find new ways to use up the fabric in your stash.

Looking for more scrap fabric projects? Then check out our stash busters and scrap busters tag for even more fabric craft ideas!

Scrap Fabric Projects for the Kitchen

Easy Patchwork Aprons

Spending money on kitchen towels, pot holders, and napkins isn't always a frugal option. Save some bucks and use your scrap fabric to create these DIY kitchen crafts. These kitchen scrap fabric projects are adorable, useful, and easy to make, too!

In addition, many of these projects can also make cute and unique gifts for housewarmings and bridal showers. Whether you make a table runner, hot pads, the Easy Patchwork Apron (shown here), or other items, your kitchen is sure to look cheerful and bright when you use these fabric ideas to create handmade items.
 

  • Scrappy Upcycled Apron

    Make all the messes you want in the kitchen with this fabulous DIY apron.

  • Coffee Cozy With Button

    These cup covers make amazing gifts for your caffeine-loving friends.

  • Stripping Is Hot Pad Tutorial

    We don't know about you, but we're always in need of hot pads, especially when there's a potluck.

  • Scrapbuster Potholder

    Pot holders at the store don't always come in colors or patterns you want. Make some instead!

  • Wacky Chicken Denim Pot Holders

    If you have fun country decor in your kitchen or simply like creative designs, you are going to love these.

  • Scrappy Hot Pad

    Why not add some cheap and quick flair to your kitchen with this fancy, little idea? A pop of color can do a lot to gussy up your space.

  • Scrappy Bunting Tea Towel

    Scrap fabric can even come in handy when repairing old and frayed towels. This adorable little towel is any easy, scrap-buster.

  • Scrap Happy Table Runner

    Use up those fabric scraps to make a one-of-a-kind table runner! This free table runner pattern will teach you how.

  • Scrappy Stack Mug Rug Tutorial

    Making a mug rug is so rewarding because you get to use up scraps, make something extra charming, and something that you will use lots.

  • Topsy-Turvy Scrappy Coaster

    These DIY drink coasters are so quick and easy to make and therefore a perfect project for beginner sewists.

Scrap Project Clothing and Accessories

Oversized DIY Sleep Mask

Want to add some sass to your wardrobe? Then use your scraps to create scrap project clothing and accessories. A little flair can go a long way and these projects will surely help! If you're wondering what to do with fabric scraps, then these creative ideas will be just what you need to get started.

You'll get a good night's rest with the Oversized DIY Sleep Mask (shown here), stay stylish with hair accessories, and so much more with this selection of projects using fabric scraps. Making your own clothing from fabric you already have on hand is a great way to add custom pieces to your everyday look, too. 
 

  • The Perfect Infinity Headband

    You can look great even on a bad hair day with this brilliant infinity headband pattern. So creative and stylish.

  • Scrap Fabric and Button Pin

    Dress up any outfit with this scrappy pin project. You can choose your favorite colors and patterns and add buttons or other embellishments.

  • A Fine Day T-Shirt Tote

    How cute are these DIY bags? They definitely don't look handmade but are! Create your own fun style or something your kids will love.

  • Perfect Playlist Armband

    If you like hands-free music when you're on the move, then you are going to want to make this awesome armband right away.

  • Scrapbuster Infinity Scarf

    Infinity scarves are always in style. This one is easy to make, especially if you have fabric scraps around.

  • Scrapbuster Hair Bow Tutorial

    Make your own cute hair accessory with this fun scrapbusting hair bow. It makes an adorable stocking stuffer, too.

  • Scrappy Petal Tank

    The scrappy petal tank is a cute and trendy top for any teen, and best of all, it'll use up all your scraps and save you money!

Scrappy Quilts and Blankets

Simple Lazy Quilt Tutorial

Scrappy quilts and blankets add a lot of color to a dull room while also keeping you warm. They are the perfect free sewing projects to add to your home decor, too. Drape one of these scrap fabric quilts over your couch or hang it on your wall for some extra color. Think outside the home, too; these quilts and blankets are perfect for picnics, a day at the beach, and for staying warm if your office is drafty.

You're sure to smile when you get cuddled up under these delightful — and economical — blankets and quilts. Whether you're making a baby blanket for a new arrival or the Simple Lazy Quilt Tutorial (shown here), you're sure to find a project or two that will make a dent in your pile of leftover fabric! We've even included a few projects for quilted home decor, too. 
 

  • Incredibly Quick DIY Taggie Blanket

    If you're looking for fabric craft ideas for the little ones, then this is the awesome sewing project you've been waiting for.

  • Christmas Quilted Table Runner

    Add a fun festive touch to your holidays by using your fabric scraps to make this merry DIY table runner.

  • Scrappy Quilted DIY Placemats

    How gorgeous is this placemat pattern? Use your sewing machine to get creative with the stitches or keep it simple and pretty.

  • I-Heart-You Mini Quilt

    You are definitely going to fall in love with this scrap buster quilt pattern! It's full of love (and lots of scraps, too).

  • Autumn Scrappy Rag Quilt Pattern

    We just love rag quilts, which is why this is a favorite quilt pattern for many. This one has autumn tones but you can use what you have.

  • Fabric Scraps Quilt

    quilted gifts from your scraps & stash! This super fun Fabric Scraps Quilt pattern is a great option when you have fabric scraps piling up.

Miscellaneous Scrappy Projects

Quilted Notecards

There are as many scrap fabric project ideas as there are scrap fabrics out there! If you want to make something unique, check out projects like these adorable puppets or pillows. Add a new look to your living room, transform your guest bedroom, or just create a few fun toys with these sewing projects for scrap fabric.

You can easily combine your love for sewing with papercrafts for a truly unique item that can be shared with loved ones when you make Quilted Notecards (shown here). These thrifty sewing projects are a great way to save some money and look so stylish, too. No one will guess these are fabric scrap crafts!
 

  • Update a Frayed Towel with Fabric Scrap Bias Binding

    We all have some towels in our home that are either fraying or simply too boring. This scrap fabric project will help you add a decorative edge to any towel!

  • Tattered Flowers for Embellishment

    Adorn just about anything with these scrap-tastic flowers. Perfect for clothing, bags, decorative pillows, and more, these are going to be a go-to embellishment.

  • Pattern Weights

    If you're a sewist, then you are going to love these pattern weights. Not only are they easy to sew and use up scraps, but they will come in handy every time you sew.

  • Tissue Pouches

    For unique scrap cloth projects, try these tissue covers. It allows them to be travel-ready but also super fashionable.

  • Long Stemmed Fabric Flowers

    Even if it's the dead of winter, you can decorate your home with flowers. Because this tutorial shows you how to make fabric flowers for use anytime.

  • Bean Bag Toss Tutorial

    One of the most popular summer games with family and friends is the bean bag toss. Now you can make your own bags with scraps.

  • Silly Sock Puppet

    For scrap cloth projects using old socks, make some of these delightful and silly sock puppets. They are too cute!

  • Scrappy Fabric Baskets

    Use those scraps to make some useful baskets for anywhere in the home. This project is one of the best things to do with fabric.

  • Reusable Swiffer Duster Cloths

    Save yourself some money by making your own dusting cloths. It's also far less wasteful, which is a big win for the environment.

  • Scrap Buster Fall Pillow

    The scrap buster fall pillow features colorful leaves made of scrap fabrics, arranged in the shape of an autumn tree.

  • Hoot Owl Stuffed Animal Pattern

    Kids love receiving stuffed animals as gifts, but your little one will adore this squishy guy even more because it was made especially for her.

  • Mixed Bag DIY Drawstring Bag

    Any little item, from sewing notions to gifts can be placed in one of these adorable drawstring bags. It's a wonderful reusable bag with lots of options for use.

  • Scrappy Needle Keeper Tutorial

    Needles are so small that we're always losing them. Never again with this amazing scrapbuster of a project! It holds them tight and in one place!

  • DIY Scrappy Pet Leash

    A simple patchwork project, this DIY pet leash could also be made with fabric scraps and is the perfect sewing project to customize with fun trim ideas.

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