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.


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!


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. :)