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THE ULTIMATE LIST OF SCRAP-BUSTING PROJECTS

Is your sewing space just filled up of left- overs you can't do anything with?
Well I'm here to tell you that there are plenty of projects out there to help you get the most from your fabric! 

By reading on you will find a list of fantastic projects you can make with minimal fabric or small pieces that you can cut from all your scraps. Not only will you get more from your fabric, you will get a great outcome and you will reduce your waste. WIN, WIN, WIN! Some of these projects are free patterns and others have a charge. All are PDF download that you can either print at home or/ and through a print service. 


The Lavern Utensil wrap is a free pattern developed by American pattern company, Untitled thoughts. My favourite thing about this pattern is that it is super diverse! You could use this pattern for make- up brushes, paint brushes, cutlery for picnics and the list goes on! This pattern is suited to woven, non stretch fabrics and you only need approx 0.4m of fabric. In addition to the small amount of fabric required, there are no additional notions other than your chosen thread! With this pattern theres is not an A0 copy shop format, however this pattern only requires 6 pieces of A4 so it is a very easy and quick one to print and stick together. 
      untitled thoughts lavern utensil wrap 

 

PAPER THEORY- STEVIE KNICKERS

This Paper Theory pattern will let you use up your jersey scraps to craft a new pair of undies! To access this free pattern, you just need to subscribe to the Paper Theory mailing list, you will then receive the PDF for this pattern. With this pattern you have the choice of printing at home, a total of 10 sheets including instructions or you can use a printing service for the A0 version. The only additional notions you will need for this project is some underwear elastic for the leg openings and waist so you won't need to spend too much time gathering supplies. This pattern is suitable for UK sizes 6- 20. 

PAPER THEORY STEVIE KNICKERS

You can use any jersey/ stretch fabric for this project however bear in mind that cotton or viscose will be the most comfortable as they are also breathable. From our stock we recommend: Pink Cotton Jersey With Red Stripe, Organic Cotton Jersey in Lime, Organic Cotton Jersey in Rust, Hearts and Hands Cotton Jersey in Pink, Hearts and Hands Cotton Jersey in Mustard.

 SEWING PATTERNS BY MASIN- PIPA POUCH

SEWING PATTERNS BY MASIN PIPA POUCH FREE PATTERN

The Pipa Pouch is the perfect way to use up your waste fabric! With two sizes available, this pattern gives you the chance to made a medium and small pouch that you can use as a make up bag, purse compartments or toilet bag. The Pipa Pouch is perfect for keeping your things organized on the go, a great size to fit into your handbag. You can access this pattern by subscribing to their mailing list and you will then be emailed through this FREE pattern! This pattern comes in print- at- home format and will use 7 pages of A4 paper. Along with your minimal amount of fabric, you will need a standard zip for an opening. 

SEWING PATTERNS BY MASIN PIPA POUCH FREE PATTERN

This pattern is suited to any of your woven, non- stretch scraps, medium or light weight is best. From our stock we recommend Yarn Dyed Linen Viscose In Beige, Yarn Dyed Cotton Chambray in Pink, Golden Anaas Linen, Showering Vine Cotton Lawn, Bottled Whale Yellow Poplin, Trouvaille Routes Cotton Lawn & Blue Houndstooth Suiting

SEWING PATTERNS BY MASIN PIPA POUCH FREE PATTERN

 

SEWING PATTERNS BY MASIN- TULIA TEE 

sewing patterns by masin tulia tee

The Tulia Tee is another pattern by the Australian "Sewing Patterns By Masin". This unisex t-shirt is made from panels which allows you to cut from scraps. This lovely top features a boxy shape and the panels really give you the freedom to mix colours, textures or prints. This pattern comes with both print at home and copy-shop format so you have the choice, to print at home will use 15 A4 pages + 9 pages of instructions. The size of fabric you need for this project varies between the sized from 113cm - 133cm, but of course, this doesn't need to be all in one fabric or one piece. This is a quick and simple project, perfect for beginners. This pattern is very affordable at only $10 AUD, if you are not in Australia the price will convert at the check out. 

 

sewing patterns by masin tulia tee

You can use any jersey/ stretch fabric for this project however bear in mind that cotton or viscose will be the most comfortable as they are also breathable. From our stock we recommend: Pink Cotton Jersey With Red Stripe, Organic Cotton Jersey in Lime, Organic Cotton Jersey in Rust, Hearts and Hands Cotton Jersey in Pink, Hearts and Hands Cotton Jersey in Mustard.

 

SARAH KIRSTEN- FENNEL FANNY PACK

SARAH KIRSTEN FENNEL FANNY PACK

The Fennel Fanny Pack is a great little bag that goes around your waist, keeping your hands free, perfect for when you're out and about! Made from only 4 pattern pieces, this project helps you to use up what scraps you have and even better- you don't need to print a pattern for it! The fennel fanny pack costs $12 (approx £6-£7) and this gives you a PDF of instructions on how to draft each of the pieces yourself and how to make the bag. For this project you do need a few extra notions to get a good finish such as 2 zips, webbing/ tape, buckle fastener and a slide adjuster. This might not be the cheapest make on the list- but its definitely a usable product at the end! This bag is the right size for all your essentials such as your keys, phone, money, bank cards and sunglasses. 

SARAH KIRSTEN FENNEL FANNY PACK

This project is suited to heavier fabrics such as canvas, calico, heavy twill fabrics, non- stretch denim and even more interior style fabrics too! From our stock you could use the Khaki Cotton Jumbo Cord or our Black/ Grey Herringbone Wool

 

Do you have a favourite stash- busting project we haven't mentioned? Let us know in the comments below! 

 



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