A little scrap busting

Sewing can generate some fabric waste. When cutting out a pattern I try and minimize as much wasted space as possible. Hopefully I’ll end up with a big enough piece to make another garment or color block with another scrap piece into a garment. For the smaller pieces I’ve been looking for smaller items to make with them, or combine them to make a patchwork item.

Scrunchies are a great scrap buster and really easy to make. I made a few out of two linen fabrics from my skirts. I’ve heard they are also easier on your hair, especially at night while sleeping.

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I’ve also used cotton and canvas scraps to make small bags. This first one is a utensil holder using canvas scrap from the mothers day bag I made my mom, and some gold cotton scrap from a quilt I’m making. I really wanted a simple and functional holder for my bamboo utensils and it came out perfectly without using any new fabric!

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And finally I used some cotton fat corners on the interior fabric of this small coin purse. The coin purse can also double as a travel pouch for jewelry or any small item, which is what I use it for. :)

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