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10 Things to Sew With Scrap Fabric

10 Things to Sew With Scrap Fabric – I share 10 things that you can sew using your scrap fabric remnants with. #fabric #scrapfabric #fabricremnants

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10 Things to Sew With Scrap Fabric

Never throw away your scrap fabric pieces! Save them as they can be used for other projects! Below is a list of things to sew with scrap fabric.

10 Things to Sew With Scrap Fabric - I share 10 things that you can sew using your scrap fabric remnants with. #fabric #scrapfabric #fabricremnants

1. Lip balm holder

A great way to hold your lip balm or chapstick tubes. Sew4Home shares how to make this at sew4home.com/fast-fridays-lip-balm-key-ring-mini-cases/

2. Bookmarks

Book marks are great to give to that bookworm in your life. The Crafty Mummy shows how you can make a fabric scrap bookmark visit thecraftymummy.com/2012/10/fabric-scrap-bookmarks/

3. Heating pad

You can sew some scrap fabrics together and then fill it with …

… rice and sew it up. This can work as both a heating pad or a cooling pad too. You can even use socks! Sew Can She shares how to make a heating pad at sewcanshe.com/blog/2014/12/16/diy-heating-pad-for-shoulders-and-neck

4. Lanyards

Use scraps of fabric to make keychain lanyards. These are popular to have for those who have to wear name tags. See how to make one from Tally’s Treasury at tallystreasury.com/2014/08/diy-fabric-lanyards/

5. Quilts

Yes! You can use that scrap fabric remnants to make a quilt with. See my first quilt! After all a quilt is patch work of sewed fabrics together (to sum it up). I plan to try to make more quilts and share those here too.

6. Patching

Scrap fabric can also be used to patch clothing or other items. You can patch those holes in jeans!


I keep my scraps in tote and I used my Cricut and put Fabric Remnants on the side of it. See image below.


7. Decorations

Put your scrap fabric strip pieces in a vase, jar or other glassware to create an art piece to display. I know! You aren’t sewing with this one, but it’s still cool! See the picture below

Put your scrap fabric strip pieces in a vase, jar or other glassware to create an art piece to display. I know! You aren’t sewing with this one, but it’s still cool!

Scrap fabric vase I call it


8. Stuffing

You can use fabric scraps as a stuffing like in pillows, dolls and stuffed animals. Often you can do this in place of polyfill.

9 . Coasters

You can make coasters that you can use to hold your cups. These can be made just like a single quilt block.

10. Cord Keepers

Keep your cord together using scraps of fabric see how at Leafy Treetop’s Made by Me & Shared by You. (Also can hold wired ear buds).

What else can be sewed with scrap fabric remnants?

What are other things you can you sew with scrap fabric? I know there are a million things. But, Let me know what you do or have done with your fabric remnants or you make with scrap fabric. I’d love to find out and maybe try my to make some myself too.

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