5 Great Scrap Fabric Ideas

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As you can imagine I generate quite a bit of scrappy bits of fabric. Here are 5 great ideas for your scrap fabric:

fabric scrap thumbtacks

I love these fabric scrap thumbtacks, they really would use up all those tiny bits of fabric. Thanks Jessica for the tutorial.

Bunting Fabric Scrap

Handmade notelets, simply cut out little triangular shapes, glue stick them down and sew a line across the top! This week, as part of my zero waste week efforts I have made a few, ready to include in any christmas sales parcels:)

Fabric Scrap wreath

Brighten up your home this fall with a fabric scrap wreath – would use up loads of scraps!!

Fabric tape

How about some fabric tape to brighten up any parcel? or to make cards with?

Fabric twine

But I have to admit I think I have saved the best to last! My favorite idea is this gorgeous fabric twine – I had a go at making my own. It does take time, and slightly longer pieces of scrap than the others but I think this would add a unique touch to wrapping parcels, or if you are good at crochet perhaps you could crochet with it?

If all else fails use your fabric scraps as stuffing for pincushions, or save it and take it to your local charity shop or recycling centre for rag collection.

I would love to know what you do with your fabric scraps, I have started a pinterest board to collect ideas:)

As usual I am hopping by Handmade Harbour to see what everyone else’s week has been like,


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    • Amylouise5
      September 7, 2014 / 6:06 pm

      That’s a great idea, and if the scraps are too small you could patchwork them together:)

  1. September 7, 2014 / 7:16 pm

    Fabulous ideas. I love the stitched bunting. xx

  2. September 7, 2014 / 7:27 pm

    Fantastic ideas! I will have to have a go at the twine I think, I have so many little bits I just don’t have the heart to get rid of! Thanks xx
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  3. September 7, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    I love the fabric twine idea – I really will try this one. I have a pink plastic bucket underneath my sewing table and throw all mine in there. I am sometimes transfixed by the beauty of the colour combinations when I grab a handful of these scraps and one of my ongoing projects is to find a way to use these artistically!
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    • Amylouise5
      September 10, 2014 / 10:06 pm

      I imagine you have as many scraps as me!

  4. September 7, 2014 / 11:11 pm

    I love fabric wreaths, such a great look and texture. The fabric twine looks amazing though I can imagine it must be fiddly to make x
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    • Amylouise5
      September 10, 2014 / 10:05 pm

      The wreath could be very time consuming too, although maybe less fiddly:)

  5. September 8, 2014 / 8:20 am

    Thanks for a fantastic post Vicky, my sewing room is full of tiny pieces of fabric I can’t seem to bring myself to bin. I shall have to have a go at some of these ideas x

    • Amylouise5
      September 10, 2014 / 10:01 pm

      Glad you found it inspiring:)

  6. September 8, 2014 / 9:04 am

    I can’t bear to throw even tiny pieces of beautiful fabric away (which does not make for a tidy house I can tell you!) What a great collection of ideas, thanks.
    (love that twine too)
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    • Amylouise5
      September 10, 2014 / 10:04 pm

      I’m not sure I could trim the fabric neatly enough to make the tape….!

  7. September 9, 2014 / 2:34 am

    It was so enjoyable reading your blog post. I have a Christmas wreath made from fabric scraps that my child made for me years ago. Have a wonderful week.

    • Amylouise5
      September 10, 2014 / 10:01 pm

      What a lovely item to have and to treasure:)

  8. September 9, 2014 / 4:54 pm

    Great ideas, I’ve just swept out loads of fairly large size scraps and it kills me!!! i’m following your pinterest board, too 🙂
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    • Amylouise5
      September 10, 2014 / 10:04 pm

      Thanks Jill – hoping to expand the Pinterest board with more ideas:)

  9. September 10, 2014 / 11:48 am

    What a fabulous post Vicky! I adore the idea of the bunting cards and WOW to the fabric twine – I can see loads of uses for this one in knitting, crochet and embroidery too.

    • Amylouise5
      September 10, 2014 / 10:03 pm

      Thanks Wendy – not sure if I have the patience to make enough twine to knit or crochet with!!

  10. September 10, 2014 / 4:29 pm

    Wow, the fabric twine is amazing. But being a spinner, I’m not sure I would consider attempting it by hand. Yeowtch! It’s really, really beautiful as a twine and would be an amazing trim to add to a garment, though. When I made art yarns, it was fun to toss in fabric scraps to hang out among the beehives and coils. Nice post full of fun ideas. I like the fabric tape too. I’ve a drawer that’s overflowing with scraps. I also saw someone else make pictures with their scraps by putting spray adhesive or a fusible on the back, then placing and topstitching. Beautiful pillows.
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    • Amylouise5
      September 10, 2014 / 10:03 pm

      I hadn’t thought of adding the twine to a garment:) – applique would be a lovely way of using scraps:)

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