Today I’m bringing you the first in a new series on classy things to create with leftover scraps. Sometimes you have fabric that is so special for one reason or another that you can’t bear to throw away the scraps. For the purpose of this series, we’re going to call scraps anything smaller than a fat quarter. So let’s get started.
#1 Classy Way to Use Fabric Scraps: A fabric map
In the past we’ve made several fancy projects using scraps. Allegra created a series of custom United States maps using Liberty of London scraps. This project uses teeny tiny bits of fabric scraps.
#2 Classy Way to Use Fabric Scraps: A patchwork skirt
#3 Classy Way to Use Fabric Scraps: A mini quilt
This mini quilt was also made from fabric scraps. In fact, paper piecing is a great way to use fabric scraps.
#4 Classy Way to Use Fabric Scraps: A feature appliqué
An appliqué with a fussy cut fabric panel is a very classy way to use up scraps. The border print fabric I designed is especially great for this use. For this hoodie (which I made for my Mom for Mother’s Day) uses one radiograph flower cluster from the Shy Pink color way. I simply zig zagged the edges on over the top of the front of the Lane Raglan Hoodie I sewed for her. (She had never worn French Terry fabric before and is a new convert!)
#5 Classy Way to Use Fabric Scraps: Reverse Appliqué
Another way to use appliqué and scraps is with reverse appliqué, like we did on this flamingo dress. We used scraps for the yoke and the reverse appliqué flamingo.
#6 Classy Way to Use Fabric Scraps: Sew Together Bag
#7 Classy Way to Use Fabric Scraps: A pincushion
#8 Classy Way to Use Fabric Scraps: Pockets
The sweet Forest Friends pockets are one of our favorite classy ways to use fabric scraps. In fact they are so cute, you might want to go out of your way to get new fabric for them, but the point of this post is using scraps in a classy way!
#9 Classy Way to Use Fabric Scraps: Clutch
The Curvy Clutch uses less than fat quarter cuts of fabric. We’ve made the Curvy Clutch so many times it would be hard to remember and link them all! But this photo is of a set of Star Wars themed ones for sale in our Etsy Shop.
#10 Classy Way to Use Fabric Scraps: Caps
The Newsboy Cap uses slightly more than a fat quarter for a full size version, but these caps I made for my boys in scaled down sizes used less than a Fat Quarter! And it doesn’t get much classier than a little boy in a Newsboy Cap…
BONUS! #11 Classy Way to Use Fabric Scraps: Doll/Bear Clothes
Doll and bear clothes are a great way to use fabric scraps in a classy way because you can use them to make matching clothes for a child and their toy. Allegra did a whole series on the clothes she made for Annie’s bear for her birthday one year using fabric scraps leftover from making Annie’s clothes.
Alright, that’s it for this time. Leave a comment letting us know what you do with fabric scraps you can’t bear to throw away.