So if you are like Alicia from Felt With Love Designs and I, you’re always looking for ways to use up your fabric scraps. We started something this year that we are calling the No Scrap Left Behind Challenge.
Every other month we are setting a theme and we would love for you to join along. The first theme was “small projects,” check out what I made here and what Alicia made here.
The next theme is “home” and I have a bunch of fun, scrap busting project ideas.
One of my favorite ways to use scraps is by making hexagons. They don’t need much fabric and they can be used for so many different projects. I love this hexagon striped tea towel from Wild Olive.
This recycled denim pouf from vickymyerscreations is a great way to use up scraps and upcycle old jeans.
Donna Berlanda has a great tutorial on making potholders from old t-shirts. In addition to my many scrap bins I also have a box of t-shirts I can’t bear to throw away because I feel like they should be made into something, maybe this is the thing!
LuLu and Celeste has these adorable quilted heart coasters They would be perfect for scraps and could be customized so many ways.
This woven fabric pillow from So Sew Easy is such a neat idea! It’s a great scrap buster with a really cool effect.
Stephanie from Swoodson Says showed off this adorable patchwork turtle floor pillow. Patchwork is by far my favorite way to use scraps and who doesn’t love a hexie turtle?
Sew Can She has a perfect scrap busting fabric basket tutorial. The best part about fabric baskets like this is that you can use them to store your scraps!
Radiant Home Studio made these awesome coiled rope baskets from fabric scraps. Sara put together a list of her favorite tutorials, these have definitely been on my list of projects I want to try!
These pillows I finished for my Save the UFOs project were almost entirely made from my scrap bin.
Making a patchwork panel is a great way to make smaller scraps into a larger, usable piece. Check out the tutorial I put together on how I make mine. And this month Alicia put together a tutorial on how to use freezer paper for appliqué.
We’d love to see what you’re doing with your scraps. Tag your photos with #NoScrapLeftBehindChallenge on Instagram. And we will be back next month to show off our finished projects!
Stephanie Woodson says
Thanks for including my turtle! I love scraps!