Since we are all at home (staying safe and healthy I hope!), I wanted to think of some simple projects to create using the materials and tools we already have. If you have read my blog for awhile you know I want to sew things and teach sewing projects that use easy to find and accessible materials and tools. I don’t like to start something (this also includes recipes, home improvement, and gardening!) and then discover I have to go out and search for special items! No thank you!
So my newest video features 5 scrappy projects that are not only easy to make but you most likely have these materials already in your sewing stash.
In my last, very short video, I showed a cute wreath I made from my black, gray, and white scraps. Many of you asked me how to make it! This is a very easy and time consuming project. That might be just what you need right now! Gather your scraps, cut them into 1” x 7” pieces and start tying! I found the idea for this wreath here.
Next I showed how to add cute little fabric bow ties to elastic hair bands. My 6 year old LOVES these and so do I. THey are casual and not too fussy but add some fun to her outfits. I got this idea from Pinterest and specifically this post here. But I also created my own pattern piece that you can download HERE. This is very easy and a great way to use up some smaller pieces!
Along with sewing, I LOVE gardening. I will admit that my gardening doesn’t always turn out as well as my sewing but I can’t resist trying year after year. The next project is this adorable scrap fabric rose. I found this tutorial HERE. They turned out so pretty! You need a stick, fabric, and a glue gun 🙂
I have been wanting to sew up some fabric easter eggs for years. I just imagined how cute some scrappy eggs would look with the rest of my easter decor! The kids love when I bring out my bunnies :). I found this great tutorial. Adorable! Fast! just what I was looking for…
Want to make an adorable Spring Easter Bunny?
I have a great pattern to take your skills to the next level!
Last, I included my own little pin cushion tutorial! This easy project doesn’t use measuring and just lets you use your scraps! I llove to have many pin cushions in my sewing room- it really helps to keep the mess down and helps me to stay more organized. This project could be changed to make bean bags, a mug rug, or expanded to make placemats, table runners, and baby quilts. Lots of possibilities!
Do you have an easy scrap fabric project ot recommend? I would love to hear your ideas! Leave a comment here and I will be sure to check it out.
Read More Articles
Ornaments! I admit I have MANY- probably way too many! Of course, not all are handmade but quite a few are made by yours truly treasures. And you all know me- nothing complicated here! I just made a video over on my youtube channel to make 4 cute fabric ornaments....
About a month ago I sewed these pretty Crayon Art Folios using the new fabric line, Daydream by Patty Besami. Patty contacted me and asked if I would sew an Art Caddy for her Look Book. What is a look book? It is a gorgeous online magazine that Art Gallery releases...
We are trying to get into the Halloween Spirit over here! I am not much of a scary decorator for Halloween- I like keeping things cute! I used the Dolly with Style pattern from my book, More Sewing To Sell. It was really easy to convert it into a cute witch! Dolly...