If you’re crafty, then I KNOW you have at least one exploding drawerful of fabric scraps. At least. Scraps that are just too pretty or precious to throw away. Scraps you’ve been saving for just the right projects. Well here are some fantastic options for you! 22 simple DIY fabric scrap projects to help you put a dent in the overflowing bins of cotton that are filling up your craft space!
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In my efforts to continue pursuing zero waste in our home and in my crafting, I’ve been trying to find ways to use up all the little scraps of felt and fabric that I accumulate. My plan is to use up cotton fabric scraps making baby quilts and donate them to our local pregnancy centre. I was too ambitious with the design for the first one. But I will simplify and try again!
I keep all my felt scraps that are larger than a quarter and I wrote a post of 24 Cute Crafts to Make with Felt Scraps. I’ve also got some great sewing patterns available that would be great for using up your felt scraps!
It’s really satisfying to use up the lasts bits of pretty fabric scraps. (Mainly because it clears up space for new fabric! #fabricaddict). A lot of these fabric scrap projects can be completed in one sitting too. Which is extra satisfying. Means you might actually finish a project before starting the next one! 🙂
Fabric Scrap Projects
So many of these fabric scrap projects would be fantastic gift ideas. Stocking stuffers, teacher gifts, housewarming gifts, baby shower gifts, you name it!
A perfect showcase for a really pretty print.
I like the clear front so you can see exactly what shades you’ve got while on the go.
3. Earbud Pouch
You mean there’s another way besides a tangled jumbled mess of cords?
4. Hot Pads
I like that these would be easy enough to put on or take off one-handed.
I made this! 🙂
6. Kids Belts
My 8 yo is at a size where his legs are so long he needs bigger sized pants but then the waists are way too big! Gonna need some belts…
These are so darn cute. You could make a whole play village for a lucky tot!
9. Flag Bunting
This is such an elegant bunting. And a great way to use up precious fabric scraps in a way that really highlights them.
I feel cozy just looking at this picture. If you save up your selvages this would be the perfect scrappy project for them!
This is another of my DIYs. I had perfectly good hand towels with ugly reindeer on them, so I upcycled them with some cute nautical hexies!
Such a fun way to jazz up a plain t-shirt.
I like the hand-quilting on this. Hand-quilting is pretty daunting to do on a bigger project. This is just the right size.
15. Little Magnets
You could make sets of these and give them out as stocking stuffers.
16. Pacifier Clip
A great baby shower gift!
17. DIY Jar Opener
Everyone should have one of these on hand.
Because why not? Scrunchies are back baby, embrace it!
Perfect for journals that don’t have coils to stick a pen in.
These would be sweet for kid’s books.
21. Cute Coasters
Coasters, coasters everywhere.
Good for a housewarming or hostess gift.
Bonus. DIY Fabric Bunting
This is a really simple and easy fabric banner to make with your precious leftover fabrics!
There you have it. 23 awesome projects for using up some fabric scraps!
Which one will you be making next?