Sometimes it takes a few good scrap fabric ideas to realize how much potential our leftover pieces actually have. Scraps are inevitable if you love sewing or quilting, then you are bound to have a few remnants of your past DIY sewing projects. Even if you’re not a knitting guru, the fabrics of your old clothes that are now too small to wear, can improve to be precious fabric you can upcycle. While some people like to donate their scraps, others opt to keep only the larger pieces, throwing the rest away.
For fabric hoarders, letting go of even the tiniest bit fabric that is a bad idea. But, what you can do with these extra fabrics? With a little inspiration you can make super fun and creative DIY projects. These projects can include crafty jewelry, home decor, handmade pouches and friend-worthy gift items with a personal feeling. You could even earn some extra cash, by selling your creative pieces online or at craft events. If you’ve been saving those bits of scrap fabric, then it’s time to show them off with these 10 crafts ideas to upcycle your scraps.
10 Creative Fabric Ideas
1. Fabric Scrap Kids Belt
Want to spice up your kid’s wardrobe? Piece together your favorite coloured scrap fabrics for a vibrant, unique patterned belt.
2. Sunglasses Case
If your fabric is not big enough for a summer dress, then consider stitching up cute little cases for your sunglasses.
3. Fabric Scrap Key Chain
Add a personal touch to everyone’s key chains, with home-made versions made from a combination of gorgeous scraps and a Pellon Peltex.
4. Pocket Warmers Gift
With a bit of rice and fabric scraps, you can show you care throughout the winter with these adorable and eco-friendly pocket warmers.
5. DIY Monogrammed Zipper Pouch
Have no ideas for wedding gift? Make little monogrammed zipper pouches for wedding day essentials such as lip gloss, bobby pins and breathe mints.
6. Fabric Bobby Pins
Impress your little girl with these cute, cheap DIY fabric bobby pins that are sure to make her stand out.
7. Fabric Scrap Bracelets
If you can braid and glue, then fabric scrap bracelets are a must try. Coordinate different colors, fuse different strips for adding charms.
8. DIY Coffee Sleeve
Add some style to your coffee mornings with a reusable coffee sleeve, made from fabric scraps and an elastic hair tie to hold.
9. Woven Fabric Basket
Use fabric clutter to de-clutter your home. Using easy-to-find items such as threads and glue, you can weave scrap strips into colorful fabric baskets.
10. Rag Rug for Bedroom
Transform those trimmed fabric edges into a fluffy rag rug for your bedroom. Get creative with patterns, incorporate personalized color schemes and see your room from dab to fab!
Save those scraps! From fabric jewelry to home decor improvements, no matter how small or big your fabric scrap pieces are, these fabric craft ideas are bound to inspire you. Your possibilities are only limited to your creativity.