March 2020
March 2020
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 Projects to use up scrap fabric

However economically we cut out our fabric, there are always a few scraps that get left behind! Too pretty to throw away, we put them safely in our stash box for another day. Now it’s time to put the remnants to good use with these quick and easy stash-busting projects - oh, and did we mention they’re all free to download?

Lavender Bags

 Projects to use up scrap fabric

These scented sachets by Lucinda Ganderton are perfect for using up leftover fabric scraps - especially those sacred pieces of designer material! Pop the lavender bags in your wardrobe to keep your handmade garments smelling fresh.

Origami Fabric Boxes

 Projects to use up scrap fabric

Yes, we know that origami techniques typically fold paper, but how pretty do our folded boxes look whipped up in fabric? Use them to organise buttons, pins and other habby essentials.

Patchwork Tea Set

 Projects to use up scrap fabric

This cup and pot duo are excellent for storing away your jewellery, and even better for using up fabric leftovers!

Fabric Bag

 Projects to use up scrap fabric

Carry your belongings in style with this easy patchwork bag! You can also use these instructions to create matching storage pots - simply scale down to suit and remove the handles.

Patchwork Fruit

 Projects to use up scrap fabric

These colourful fruit decorations look good enough to eat! Make your five-a-day out of vibrant-hued scraps and place them on your mantelpiece for your friends to marvel at.

For more stash-busting projects, head over to our Sewist YouTube channel, where Corinne Bradd talks you through making everything from a cushion cover to a cutlery pouch. And for inspiration on how to use up those pesky scraps, check out @sewhq on Pinterest!

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