I keep my fabric scraps in a shoe box. Ok, that's not being entirely honest. I keep my fabric scraps stuffed in an overflowing shoe box. It's gotten so bad I have to tie a shoelace around the box to keep the lid on. I either need a bigger shoe box, or a way to get rid of some of my scraps. So I took to the internet and found 10 tutorials to help use up some of those fabric scraps. So now I can use up some of those scraps! (But I'm also still looking for a bigger shoe box...)
Around the house
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- Cord Keeper from Leafy Treetop Spot: This tutorial shows you how to sew these useful cord keepers using fabric scraps, interfacing, and sew-in velcro. I've made several and love them!
- Coasters from Green Horned Unicorn: This tutorial uses your odd bits of fabric and ribbon to make cute coasters.
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- Stay Put Fabric Bookmark from Make It & Love It: You will never have to worry about losing your place again with these handy bookmarks. This is a good beginner project and uses fabric scraps, elastic, and a bit of fusible interfacing.
Pretty Packing and Wrapping
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- Handmade Fabric Twine from My Poppet: Here's a no-sew project for your fabric scraps. This tutorial shows you how to make pretty fabric twine. How cute would packages wrapped in this be?
- Fabric Tape from A Cuppa and A Catchup: Another easy no-sew way to use your fabric scraps. This tutorial shows you how to make pretty fabric tape using fabric scraps and double sided tape. [scroll down the post for the tutorial]
Little Zip Pouches
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- Charmed Pencil Pouch from Sweet Verbena: How cute are these little pouches? They are the perfect size for throwing into a bag or purse.
- Keyring Pouch from Monkey Makes Three: This adorable little pouch is the prefect size for your lip balm and can clip right onto your keys or where ever else you want it. No more digging through your bag to find your lip balm!
- Circle Earbud Pouch from Dog Under My Desk: Are you tired of untangling your earbuds? Then this is the perfect tutorial for you. I have made a few of these for myself and as gifts (and they loved them).
- Fabric Headband from Jezze Prints: Want a cute way to keep your hair off of your face? This tutorial shows you how to make a pattern for a fabric headband. It uses a button and elastic hair tie as a closure for easy on and easy off (without messing up your hair!).
- Pippa Cuff from Lots of Pink Here: These pretty fabric cuff bracelets are a great way to use scraps of fabric you love. It uses a snap closure for easy on and off.
What do you do with your fabric scraps? Leave me a comment!