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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,
Updated October 30, 2017
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 (pictured to the left), or other items, your kitchen is sure to look cheerful and bright when you use these fabric ideas to create handmade items.

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 (pictured to the left), 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. 

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 (pictured left), 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. 

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. Scrap fabric can even come in handy when repairing old and frayed towels. You can even combine your love for sewing with papercrafts for a truly unique item that can be shared with loved ones when you make Quilted Notecards (pictured to the left). 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!

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