Today’s mission is creating a game plan to make scrappy things, using up those small pieces of fabric too small for a major project! When I start sewing again, I want quick access to an array of items, and links to the instructions. The Pincushion Evolution article I previously wrote won’t take much fabric, so it’s in the category of scrappy things, but I need more. I have sooooo many scraps...
|This is only a tiny bit of my scrappy stash!|
- Kathy, at Pink Chalk Studio, shared a great tutorial showing how to make her Water bottle carrier. I like that she pieced and quilted fabrics together to make the outside.
- Sew Me Something Good gave me the inspiration to create a scrappy bag. This is something I can do to also incorporate a zipper! Remember the scary zipper article I wrote? I can do this now!
- I love refrigerator magnets, especially cute ones! Heather, over at The Sewing Loft, provides the template and instructions to make these cuties!
- Cluck Cluck Sew has a great idea to keep little hands busy, but I saw it and thought it’s a fun way to use up those scrappy scraps and write out “Lanetta’s Creations” for my own wall or on a banner! I have lots of buttons, too!
- I finally know how to create a coin purse, thanks to Molly over at The Purl Bee!
- Not too long ago my mother asked if I had a scissor pouch. I think she saw me place my GOOD sewing scissors unprotected, along with a few other tools, in a plastic box. I hadn’t really thought of it, how this could damage my scissors, so I was very excited when I stumbled upon this scrappy thing! Thank you, Brenda, for your contribution on the Popular Patchwork website! This is perfect!
- I think I have every pair of denim jeans my husband and I have ever worn! Sitting in my “walk in closet” of a bedroom, you’ll find a HUGE tub filled with jeans with holes in the knees or they’ve shrunk (of course they shrink, it’s not like I’ve gain any weight over the years)! I had thought to make a rag quilt someday, but I also like the idea of making some into baskets like Threading My Way has shared!
- After creating these long-stemmed fabric flowers, I love what Snowy Bliss writes: “Now my sewing room wears a smile.”
- Fabric Handle Grips! Oh my! Thank you, Amy a la Mode! Having issues with my hands since Rheumatoid Arthritis hit, I’m always looking for ways to make handles bigger and more comfortable. Even if I use scrappy pieces, this would work beautifully!
I cannot tell you how timely this is! I was about to toss out an ugly
lampshade…not anymore after seeing what the Junk Garden Girl shared! (She has several clever ideas besides using
scrappy scraps.) T
here isn’t a tutorial, but I bet we can figure it out!I FOUND THE TUTORIAL!!! It's over on The Pleated Poppy page!
- Shoelaces? Why not! Maureen shows us how at Maureen Cracknell Handmade!
- Fabric Pom-Pom’s? Who would have thought! I’m glad Maureen did! What a clever embellishment idea. Wish I had stumbled across this for the Make it Pop – Embellish article! But, better late than never!
- And, last but not least, I found a lovely scrappy thing on WikiHow – a Clothesline Coil Basket (or mat)! This looks doable!
I few other ideas caught my eye:
Make oodles of Yo-yo’s
How do you use fabric scraps?