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Scrap Happy: More Than 50 Fabric Scraps & Remnant Ideas

Posted By Tipnut On April 30, 2007 @ 7:00 am In Crafts,Sewing | 39 Comments

Tipnut.comSave those scraps! Here’s a big new collection of free tutorials and patterns to help use up those fabric pieces and remnants you have tucked away in your craft room (updated 2012).

I’ve listed plenty of ideas for goodies that are not only useful but also a few cute and charming just-for-fun items too (some even gift-worthy!).

No matter how big or small that little piece is, you should find something here to make with it.

Note: Many are just a sample idea from a larger collection of projects, I’ve included reference links to those pages as well (found here on Tipnut).

Have fun and as always…I’ll be updating this page with new goodies as I find them so you may want to keep it bookmarked for future reference. Enjoy!

bhg.com

bhg.com

Pincushion [1]: Made with bold fabric, zany buttons, and quirky ribbons. Tipnut is loaded with pincushion projects, you’ll find the master list on this page [2].

Finger Hot Pads [3]: Cute little pocket hotpads for your fingers. You’ll find dozens more potholders to sew on this page [4].

craftyasiangirl.blogspot.com

craftyasiangirl.blogspot.com

popularpatchwork.com

popularpatchwork.com

Scissor Pouch [5]: Measures 4″ x 4 1/2″ and includes a tiny matching needle case. More projects are found here [6].

Pop Garden Flower [7]: Includes a measurement chart to make Small, Medium and Large size flowers. Over 40 more flowers are on this page [8].

heatherbailey.typepad.com

heatherbailey.typepad.com

modabakeshop.com

modabakeshop.com

Camera Strap [9]: Made with squares of pretty fabric and fusible fleece. More tutorials found here [10].

Keychain [11]: Great stashbuster that you can embellish any number of ways. Lots of ideas are also listed on this page [12].

craftinessisnotoptional.com

craftinessisnotoptional.com

flamingotoes.com

flamingotoes.com

Wristlet [13]: Pattern pieces available via free pdf download. More wristlets to make are found here [14].

No-Sew Sachets [15]: Stuffed with potpourri, lavender flowers or balsam fir needles. More ideas are found here [16].

familyfun.go.com

familyfun.go.com

justcallmechris.blogspot.com

justcallmechris.blogspot.com

DIY Bobby Pins [17]: Covered buttons are attached to bobby pins with pads. More hair accessories are on this page [18].

Business Card Holder [19]: Supplies include fusible fleece, small hair elastic and a button. More tutorials are listed here [20].

craftycupboard.blogspot.com

craftycupboard.blogspot.com

greenbeesbees.blogspot.com

greenbeesbees.blogspot.com

Covered Altoid Tins [21]: Make a sweet little case to hold a variety of small items, inside lined with felt.

Covered Tape Measure [22]: Tutorial via free pdf download. More projects for crafters are found here [23].

aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com

aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com

thelongthread.com

thelongthread.com

Water Bottle Tote [24]: Elastic opening at top and twill tape for strap, template included (can be adjusted for size if needed).

Press Bag [25]: Made with two 9 1/2″ squares of fabric (one for lining), top cuff is folded down and embellish as you like (yo-yo, button, etc.).

terryatkinson.typepad.com

terryatkinson.typepad.com

cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com

cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com

Quilted Bowl [26]: Fabric pieces can be all from the same print or mix as you like, template download provided.

Envelope Bag [27]: A sweet little pouch with a button and loop closure, use to carry small utensils and other goodies.

betulaloo.blogspot.com

betulaloo.blogspot.com

sew4home.com

sew4home.com

Trimmed Towels [28]: Strips of pretty fabric and ribbon are used to transform plain bath towels into something special.

Dresden Petal Handbag [29]: Template included, you’ll need 14 strips using 7 different fat quarter scraps. You’ll find dozens of patchwork pretties on this page [30].

jemimabean.blogspot.com

jemimabean.blogspot.com

zitzmanfam.blogspot.com

zitzmanfam.blogspot.com

Reusable Snack Bags [31]: Made using material from a vinyl tablecloth, you’ll find lunch bags and accessories on this page [32].

Embroidered Buttons [33]: Stitch on a piece of fabric before covering buttons, either sketch your own designs or use the print as a pattern.

craftstylish.com

craftstylish.com

citricsugar.blogspot.com

citricsugar.blogspot.com

Fountain Drink Sleeve [34]: The bottom and sides of the cup are covered, no more puddles on the coffee table!

Reversible Coffee Cozy [35]: Lined with cotton batting, free template download via pdf. Lots more ideas are found here [36].

craftystaci.com

craftystaci.com

craftastical.com

craftastical.com

Toiletry / Make Up Bag Tutorial [37]: Cute and big enough to hold all you need when traveling. You’ll find more on this page [38] (including brush rolls).

Ruffled Bib [39]: Gather strips of assorted fabric prints then sew onto a bib (either one you make or one ready-made). Lots more ideas on this page [40].

theadventuresofroryandjess.blogspot.com

theadventuresofroryandjess.blogspot.com

stitchesandscissors.com

stitchesandscissors.com

Mug Rug [41]: Sewn on the diagonal then quilted to make a mat (fabric binding around the edges). You’ll find over two dozen more projects here [42].

Glasses Case [43]: Features a foldover tab with button & elastic closure. More projects found here [44].

sew-fantastic.blogspot.com

sew-fantastic.blogspot.com

mythreesonsknit.blogspot.com

mythreesonsknit.blogspot.com

Needle Case [45]: Lovely design that features a d-ring hanging loop. Plenty more ideas found here [46].

Checkbook Cover [47]: Features a sweet fabric ruffle embellishment across the top. More ideas can be found here [48].

alisa-thesweetlife.blogspot.com

alisa-thesweetlife.blogspot.com

madebypetchy.blogspot.com

madebypetchy.blogspot.com

Gadget Pouch [49]: Has a fold over flap with a ribbon to hold item securely. More ideas found here [50].

Coasters [51]: Padded with batting. You’ll find dozens of projects shared on this page [52].

sometimescrafter.blogspot.com

sometimescrafter.blogspot.com

thimbleanna.com

thimbleanna.com

Keychain Wallet/Purse [53]: Keep ID, coins, folded bills, and other bits in this sweetie. More ideas found here [48].

Coin Purse [54]: Made with a gold purse frame and pretty fabric (lined). Several more projects are listed here [55].

purlbee.com

purlbee.com

lavenderkittykat.blogspot.com

lavenderkittykat.blogspot.com

Kitchen Towel [56]: A fun, anthropologie inspired design using a tea towel and fabric scraps. More crafty towels are listed here [57].

Tissue Cozy [58]: A basic design using four coordinating pieces of fabric. Tutorials for both tissue boxes and pouches are listed here [59].

littlebitfunky.com

littlebitfunky.com

sewandthecity.blogspot.com

sewandthecity.blogspot.com

Ship Ahoi [60]: A sweet toy boat with ribbon taggies along the edges. More baby toy projects are listed here [61].

Bracelets [62]: Strips of fabric are sewn and braided to make a cuff, then crafty bling added for embellishment. More craft bracelets & bangles are on this page [63].

sewcraftcreate.com

sewcraftcreate.com

seekatiesew.blogspot.com

seekatiesew.blogspot.com

Bookmarks [64]: Lined with fusible interfacing, lots more tutorials are listed on this page [65].

Microwave Heating Pad [66]: These can be made in a variety of sizes, try making pocket or hand warmers. Fill with rice, beans, etc. (ideas listed on the page).

tipnut.com

tipnut.com

simonehowell.blogspot.com

simonehowell.blogspot.com

Post-It Note Holder [67]: Cover an acrylic frame, fabric, Heat n’ bond ultra hold adhesive sheet, ribbons, buttons and whatever else you like for embellishment.

Keyboard Wrist Rest [68]: Make these any size you like, filled with rice, template download available. Find more office supply projects here [69].

andsometimesy.blogspot.com

andsometimesy.blogspot.com

yogajournal.com

yogajournal.com

Eye Pods [70]: Fill with dried beans or flax seeds, dried rice, lentils or buckwheat and dried lavender or chamomile. More eye masks listed on this page [71].

DIY Stickers/Tape [72]: Easy to make and useful for wrapping, these are made with double sided adhesive tape.

mairuru.blogspot.com

mairuru.blogspot.com

allthingslovely.typepad.com

allthingslovely.typepad.com

Covered Magnets [73]: Supplies needed are self covering buttons, 15mm magnets, pliers, glue and bits of fabric.

Hair Curlers [74]: A small amount of polyester stuffing is used to shape the curlers, you’ll also need a button and some thread.

lifewithmonkey.wordpress.com

lifewithmonkey.wordpress.com

brassyapple.blogspot.com

brassyapple.blogspot.com

Fortune Cookies [75]: Fun idea using fusible fleece, ribbon, fabric and a bit of craft glue. Use as party favors, to pass special notes, whatever you like!

How To Make A Yo-Yo [76]: These are used to embellish all kinds of things (totes, quilts, hair clips, etc.).

heatherbailey.typepad.com

heatherbailey.typepad.com

sometimescrafter.blogspot.com

sometimescrafter.blogspot.com

Patchwork Kindle Case [77]: Envelope pouch-style with side flap, velcro closure. More iPad, Kindle and E-reader covers are on this page [78].

Phone Sleeve [79]: Can be made for any brand of cellphone with minimal adjustment but designed specifically for an iPhone 4. More phone covers & cases are shared here [80].

erinerickson.com

erinerickson.com

cally-cruze.blogspot.com

cally-cruze.blogspot.com

Diaper Strap Tutorial [81]: Sew a simple strap to hold diapers together, velcro closure with button embellishment. You’ll find lots of baby goodies here [82].

Cloth Baby Shoes [83]: Could these be any cuter? Free pdf download. More baby booties and shoes are listed on this page [84].

stardustshoes.blogspot.com

stardustshoes.blogspot.com

sewmamasew.com

sewmamasew.com

Pencil Case [85]: Made with home decor weight fabric, duck cloth or canvas, the round ends are finished in a contrasting piping. More tutorials found here [86].

Jean Cuffs [87]: Add a fun print at the cuff and buttons in a complimentary color.

canadianliving.com

canadianliving.com

candacetodd.blogspot.com

candacetodd.blogspot.com

Sewing Machine Cover [88]: A few different prints cut in various widths are sewn together for this cover, solid piece lining and ribbon ties. More covers are shared here [89].

Closet Tags [90]: Fabric pieces in a variety of colors are used, along with Heat N Bond Ultra (no sew), ribbon and pinking shears.

inbetweenlaundry.blogspot.com

inbetweenlaundry.blogspot.com

stumblesandstitches.blogspot.ca

stumblesandstitches.blogspot.ca

Mason Jar Cozies [91]: Glass jars are ideal for storing sewing notions, pantry supplies, etc. Dress them up with these cuties (3 ways).

Quilted Bouquet Cozy [92]: A sweet little project made with assorted fabric pieces, cotton batting, coordinating ribbon and grommets.

sccmag.blogspot.se

sccmag.blogspot.se

tashahorsley.typepad.com

tashahorsley.typepad.com

Patchwork Trimmed Towels [93]: Each hand towel will need 8 (2.5″) squares of fabric in coordinating prints.

Glam Makeup Brushes [94]: You can also use decorative paper with this, sealed with a coat of Mod Podge.

lemonjitters.com

lemonjitters.com

ramblingdesigns.blogspot.ca

ramblingdesigns.blogspot.ca

Appliance Cuff [95]: Nice idea for keeping cords neat and tidy, button closure.

Braided Rag Bags [96]: Can use repurposed items (such as t-shirts, ripped denim) and leftover material/prints with different textures and colors.

popfizzies.typepad.com

popfizzies.typepad.com

aquilterstable.blogspot.ca

aquilterstable.blogspot.ca

Triple-Zip Pouch [97]: This can be used to stash project supplies, as a makeup bag or even a wallet.

Envelope-It [98]: Attached to elastic so you can wrap it around books, ideal for stashing receipts, etc.

boltneighborhood.com

boltneighborhood.com


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URLs in this post:

[1] Pincushion: http://www.bhg.com/crafts/sewing/accessories/patchwork-pincushion/

[2] this page: http://tipnut.com/22-free-pincushion-patterns/

[3] Finger Hot Pads: http://craftyasiangirl.blogspot.com/2009/12/hot-pads-tutorial.html

[4] this page: http://tipnut.com/potholder-patterns/

[5] Scissor Pouch: http://www.popularpatchwork.com/news/article/simple-sewing-companion/210/

[6] found here: http://tipnut.com/scissor-pouches/

[7] Pop Garden Flower: http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/heather_bailey/2009/09/pa.html

[8] on this page: http://tipnut.com/fabric-flowers/

[9] Camera Strap: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/04/custom-camera-slipcover.html

[10] found here: http://tipnut.com/camera-cases/

[11] Keychain: http://www.craftinessisnotoptional.com/2011/06/scrap-your-stash-guest-post-living-with.html

[12] listed on this page: http://tipnut.com/crafts-keychains/

[13] Wristlet: http://www.flamingotoes.com/2010/08/end-of-summer-wristlet/

[14] here: http://tipnut.com/wristlets/

[15] No-Sew Sachets: http://spoonful.com/crafts/no-sew-sachets

[16] are found here: http://tipnut.com/lavender-sachet-gifts/

[17] DIY Bobby Pins: http://justcallmechris.blogspot.com/2011/01/diy-bobby-pins.html

[18] on this page: http://tipnut.com/hair-clips-bows/

[19] Business Card Holder: http://craftycupboard.blogspot.com/2011/03/how-to-business-card-holder.html

[20] listed here: http://tipnut.com/card-cases-holders/

[21] Covered Altoid Tins: http://greenbeesbees.blogspot.com/2008/08/fabric-covered-altiod-tins.html

[22] Covered Tape Measure: http://www.aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com/2008/07/covered-tape-measure-tutorial.html

[23] found here: http://tipnut.com/gadgets-goodies-crafters/

[24] Water Bottle Tote: http://thelongthread.com/?p=4216

[25] Press Bag: http://terryatkinson.typepad.com/atkinsondesigns/2008/11/best-press-bag.html

[26] Quilted Bowl: http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/2009/03/tutorial-quilted-bowl.html

[27] Envelope Bag: http://betulaloo.blogspot.com/2009/02/envelope-bag-tutorial.html

[28] Trimmed Towels: http://www.sew4home.com/projects/bath-linens/fabric-trimmed-towel-set-toile

[29] Dresden Petal Handbag: http://jemimabean.blogspot.com/2008/11/dresden-petal-handbag-tutorial.html

[30] on this page: http://tipnut.com/patchwork-pretties/

[31] Reusable Snack Bags: http://zitzmanfam.blogspot.com/2011/03/grab-n-go-reusable-snack-bagstutorial.html

[32] this page: http://tipnut.com/lunch-combo/

[33] Embroidered Buttons: http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43231/how-to-embroider-your-own-buttons

[34] Fountain Drink Sleeve: http://citricsugar.blogspot.com/2009/08/drip-free-drink-fountain-drink-sleeve.html

[35] Reversible Coffee Cozy: http://craftystaci.com/2011/01/10/reversible-coffee-cup-sleeves/

[36] here: http://tipnut.com/cozies-sleeves/

[37] Toiletry / Make Up Bag Tutorial: http://www.craftastical.com/2009/06/toiletry-make-up-bag-tutorial.html

[38] on this page: http://tipnut.com/makeup-bags/

[39] Ruffled Bib: http://www.craftinessisnotoptional.com/2010/03/ruffle-bib-tutorial.html

[40] on this page: http://tipnut.com/baby-bibs/

[41] Mug Rug: http://www.stitchesandscissors.com/2011/03/wonky-starburst-mug-rug-tutorial.html

[42] here: http://tipnut.com/mug-rugs/

[43] Glasses Case: http://sew-fantastic.blogspot.com/2010/06/tutorial-summer-sunglasses-case.html

[44] found here: http://tipnut.com/eyeglass-cases/

[45] Needle Case: http://mythreesonsknit.blogspot.com/2010/05/hexagon-needle-book-tutorial_1452.html

[46] found here: http://tipnut.com/26-free-tutorials-for-needle-books-cases/

[47] Checkbook Cover: http://alisa-thesweetlife.blogspot.com/2010/06/ruffled-checkbook-cover-tutorial.html

[48] here: http://tipnut.com/wallet-patterns/

[49] Gadget Pouch: http://madebypetchy.blogspot.com/2008/07/tutorial-pouch-for-ipod-nano.html

[50] found here: http://tipnut.com/gadget-goodies/

[51] Coasters: http://sometimescrafter.blogspot.com/2009/03/tutorial-coasters.html

[52] on this page: http://tipnut.com/crafty-coasters/

[53] Keychain Wallet/Purse: http://thimbleanna.com/?p=566

[54] Coin Purse: http://www.purlbee.com/cute-japanese-coin-purse/

[55] listed here: http://tipnut.com/coin-purse-patterns/

[56] Kitchen Towel: http://lavenderkittykat.blogspot.com/2009/05/anthropolgie-tea-towel-tutorial.html

[57] here: http://tipnut.com/make-dishtowels/

[58] Tissue Cozy: http://www.littlebitfunky.com/2008/10/christmas-gift-to-make-how-to-make.html

[59] are listed here: http://tipnut.com/tissue-covers/

[60] Ship Ahoi: http://sewandthecity.blogspot.com/2011/08/ship-ahoi.html

[61] listed here: http://tipnut.com/baby-gift-ideas/

[62] Bracelets: http://sewcraftcreate.com/2011/05/rope-bracelet-tutorial/

[63] on this page: http://tipnut.com/bracelets-bangles/

[64] Bookmarks: http://seekatiesew.blogspot.com/2007/10/patchwork-bookmark-tutorial.html

[65] on this page: http://tipnut.com/make-bookmarks/

[66] Microwave Heating Pad: http://tipnut.com/make-your-own-microwave-heating-pad/

[67] Post-It Note Holder: http://simonehowell.blogspot.com/2009/12/fabric-post-it-note-holder-tutorial.html

[68] Keyboard Wrist Rest: http://andsometimesy.blogspot.com/2010/05/diy-keyboard-wrist-rest.html

[69] here: http://tipnut.com/office-supplies/

[70] Eye Pods: http://www.yogajournal.com/lifestyle/2723

[71] on this page: http://tipnut.com/eye-masks-pillows/

[72] DIY Stickers/Tape: http://mairuru.blogspot.com/2009/11/my-way-to-make-fabric-stickers.html

[73] Covered Magnets: http://allthingslovely.typepad.com/all_things_lovely/2008/11/cute-covered-magnets.html

[74] Hair Curlers: http://lifewithmonkey.wordpress.com/2007/09/03/hair-curler-sewing-tutorial/

[75] Fortune Cookies: http://www.brassyapple.com/2008/02/fabric-fortune-cookies.html

[76] How To Make A Yo-Yo: http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/photos/how_to_make_a_yoyo/hbyoyotutorial1.html

[77] Patchwork Kindle Case: http://sometimescrafter.blogspot.com/2009/09/tutorial-patchwork-kindle-case.html

[78] are on this page: http://tipnut.com/ipad-kindle-covers/

[79] Phone Sleeve: http://erinerickson.com/2010/10/easy-iphone-sleeve-tutorial/

[80] shared here: http://tipnut.com/phone-covers-cases/

[81] Diaper Strap Tutorial: http://cally-cruze.blogspot.com/2009/08/diaper-strap-tutorial.html

[82] baby goodies here: http://tipnut.com/50-free-projects-for-baby/

[83] Cloth Baby Shoes: http://stardustshoes.blogspot.com/2006/10/cloth-shoe-pattern.html

[84] are listed on this page: http://tipnut.com/homemade-goodies-baby/

[85] Pencil Case: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2010/08/back-to-school-pencil-case/

[86] found here: http://tipnut.com/pencil-cases/

[87] Jean Cuffs: http://www.canadianliving.com/moms/fun/denim_redux_add_a_crafty_fabric_cuff_to_your_jeans.php

[88] Sewing Machine Cover: http://candacetodd.blogspot.com/2010/04/sewing-machine-cover-tutorial.html

[89] shared here: http://tipnut.com/sewing-machine-cover/

[90] Closet Tags: http://inbetweenlaundry.blogspot.com/2011/03/guest-tutorial-closet-tags-with-she.html

[91] Mason Jar Cozies: http://stumblesandstitches.blogspot.ca/2012/04/little-miss-mason-jars-free-download.html

[92] Quilted Bouquet Cozy: http://sccmag.blogspot.se/2012/05/free-tutorial-quilted-bouquet-cozy-by.html

[93] Patchwork Trimmed Towels: http://tashahorsley.typepad.com/alittlesweetness/2012/02/tiny-bathroom-make-over.html

[94] Glam Makeup Brushes: http://www.lemonjitters.com/2012/01/diy-glam-makeup-brush.html

[95] Appliance Cuff: http://ramblingdesigns.blogspot.ca/2010/02/appliance-cuff-tutorial.html

[96] Braided Rag Bags: http://popfizzies.typepad.com/pop-fizz-academy/2010/05/weird-wonderful-and-wacky-howto-rag-bags.html

[97] Triple-Zip Pouch: http://aquilterstable.blogspot.ca/2012/08/triple-zip-pouch-tutorial.html

[98] Envelope-It: http://www.boltneighborhood.com/blog/2010/6/27/envelope-it-a-tutorial.html

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