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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 | 40 Comments
Save 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!
Press Bag : 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.).
Envelope Bag : A sweet little pouch with a button and loop closure, use to carry small utensils and other goodies.
Embroidered Buttons : Stitch on a piece of fabric before covering buttons, either sketch your own designs or use the print as a pattern.
Microwave Heating Pad : 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).
DIY Stickers/Tape : Easy to make and useful for wrapping, these are made with double sided adhesive tape.
Hair Curlers : A small amount of polyester stuffing is used to shape the curlers, you’ll also need a button and some thread.
How To Make A Yo-Yo : These are used to embellish all kinds of things (totes, quilts, hair clips, etc.).
Jean Cuffs : Add a fun print at the cuff and buttons in a complimentary color.
Closet Tags : Fabric pieces in a variety of colors are used, along with Heat N Bond Ultra (no sew), ribbon and pinking shears.
Quilted Bouquet Cozy : A sweet little project made with assorted fabric pieces, cotton batting, coordinating ribbon and grommets.
Glam Makeup Brushes : You can also use decorative paper with this, sealed with a coat of Mod Podge.
Braided Rag Bags : Can use repurposed items (such as t-shirts, ripped denim) and leftover material/prints with different textures and colors.
Envelope-It : Attached to elastic so you can wrap it around books, ideal for stashing receipts, etc.
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URLs in this post:
 Pincushion: http://www.bhg.com/crafts/sewing/accessories/patchwork-pincushion/
 this page: http://tipnut.com/22-free-pincushion-patterns/
 Finger Hot Pads: http://craftyasiangirl.blogspot.com/2009/12/hot-pads-tutorial.html
 this page: http://tipnut.com/potholder-patterns/
 Scissor Pouch: http://www.popularpatchwork.com/news/article/simple-sewing-companion/210/
 found here: http://tipnut.com/scissor-pouches/
 Pop Garden Flower: http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/heather_bailey/2009/09/pa.html
 on this page: http://tipnut.com/fabric-flowers/
 Camera Strap: http://www.modabakeshop.com/2010/04/custom-camera-slipcover.html
 found here: http://tipnut.com/camera-cases/
 Keychain: http://www.craftinessisnotoptional.com/2011/06/scrap-your-stash-guest-post-living-with.html
 listed on this page: http://tipnut.com/crafts-keychains/
 Wristlet: http://www.flamingotoes.com/2010/08/end-of-summer-wristlet/
 here: http://tipnut.com/wristlets/
 No-Sew Sachets: http://spoonful.com/crafts/no-sew-sachets
 are found here: http://tipnut.com/lavender-sachet-gifts/
 DIY Bobby Pins: http://justcallmechris.blogspot.com/2011/01/diy-bobby-pins.html
 on this page: http://tipnut.com/hair-clips-bows/
 Business Card Holder: http://craftycupboard.blogspot.com/2011/03/how-to-business-card-holder.html
 listed here: http://tipnut.com/card-cases-holders/
 Covered Altoid Tins: http://greenbeesbees.blogspot.com/2008/08/fabric-covered-altiod-tins.html
 Covered Tape Measure: http://www.aspoonfulofsugardesigns.com/2008/07/covered-tape-measure-tutorial.html
 found here: http://tipnut.com/gadgets-goodies-crafters/
 Water Bottle Tote: http://thelongthread.com/?p=4216
 Press Bag: http://terryatkinson.typepad.com/atkinsondesigns/2008/11/best-press-bag.html
 Quilted Bowl: http://cadouri-din-inima.blogspot.com/2009/03/tutorial-quilted-bowl.html
 Envelope Bag: http://betulaloo.blogspot.com/2009/02/envelope-bag-tutorial.html
 Trimmed Towels: http://www.sew4home.com/projects/bath-linens/fabric-trimmed-towel-set-toile
 Dresden Petal Handbag: http://jemimabean.blogspot.com/2008/11/dresden-petal-handbag-tutorial.html
 on this page: http://tipnut.com/patchwork-pretties/
 Reusable Snack Bags: http://zitzmanfam.blogspot.com/2011/03/grab-n-go-reusable-snack-bagstutorial.html
 this page: http://tipnut.com/lunch-combo/
 Embroidered Buttons: http://www.craftstylish.com/item/43231/how-to-embroider-your-own-buttons
 Fountain Drink Sleeve: http://citricsugar.blogspot.com/2009/08/drip-free-drink-fountain-drink-sleeve.html
 Reversible Coffee Cozy: http://craftystaci.com/2011/01/10/reversible-coffee-cup-sleeves/
 here: http://tipnut.com/cozies-sleeves/
 Toiletry / Make Up Bag Tutorial: http://www.craftastical.com/2009/06/toiletry-make-up-bag-tutorial.html
 on this page: http://tipnut.com/makeup-bags/
 Ruffled Bib: http://www.craftinessisnotoptional.com/2010/03/ruffle-bib-tutorial.html
 on this page: http://tipnut.com/baby-bibs/
 Mug Rug: http://www.stitchesandscissors.com/2011/03/wonky-starburst-mug-rug-tutorial.html
 here: http://tipnut.com/mug-rugs/
 Glasses Case: http://sew-fantastic.blogspot.com/2010/06/tutorial-summer-sunglasses-case.html
 found here: http://tipnut.com/eyeglass-cases/
 Needle Case: http://mythreesonsknit.blogspot.com/2010/05/hexagon-needle-book-tutorial_1452.html
 found here: http://tipnut.com/26-free-tutorials-for-needle-books-cases/
 Checkbook Cover: http://alisa-thesweetlife.blogspot.com/2010/06/ruffled-checkbook-cover-tutorial.html
 here: http://tipnut.com/wallet-patterns/
 Gadget Pouch: http://madebypetchy.blogspot.com/2008/07/tutorial-pouch-for-ipod-nano.html
 found here: http://tipnut.com/gadget-goodies/
 Coasters: http://sometimescrafter.blogspot.com/2009/03/tutorial-coasters.html
 on this page: http://tipnut.com/crafty-coasters/
 Keychain Wallet/Purse: http://thimbleanna.com/?p=566
 Coin Purse: http://www.purlbee.com/cute-japanese-coin-purse/
 listed here: http://tipnut.com/coin-purse-patterns/
 Kitchen Towel: http://lavenderkittykat.blogspot.com/2009/05/anthropolgie-tea-towel-tutorial.html
 here: http://tipnut.com/make-dishtowels/
 Tissue Cozy: http://www.littlebitfunky.com/2008/10/christmas-gift-to-make-how-to-make.html
 are listed here: http://tipnut.com/tissue-covers/
 Ship Ahoi: http://sewandthecity.blogspot.com/2011/08/ship-ahoi.html
 listed here: http://tipnut.com/baby-gift-ideas/
 Bracelets: http://sewcraftcreate.com/2011/05/rope-bracelet-tutorial/
 on this page: http://tipnut.com/bracelets-bangles/
 Bookmarks: http://seekatiesew.blogspot.com/2007/10/patchwork-bookmark-tutorial.html
 on this page: http://tipnut.com/make-bookmarks/
 Microwave Heating Pad: http://tipnut.com/make-your-own-microwave-heating-pad/
 Post-It Note Holder: http://simonehowell.blogspot.com/2009/12/fabric-post-it-note-holder-tutorial.html
 Keyboard Wrist Rest: http://andsometimesy.blogspot.com/2010/05/diy-keyboard-wrist-rest.html
 here: http://tipnut.com/office-supplies/
 Eye Pods: http://www.yogajournal.com/lifestyle/2723
 on this page: http://tipnut.com/eye-masks-pillows/
 DIY Stickers/Tape: http://mairuru.blogspot.com/2009/11/my-way-to-make-fabric-stickers.html
 Covered Magnets: http://allthingslovely.typepad.com/all_things_lovely/2008/11/cute-covered-magnets.html
 Hair Curlers: http://lifewithmonkey.wordpress.com/2007/09/03/hair-curler-sewing-tutorial/
 Fortune Cookies: http://www.brassyapple.com/2008/02/fabric-fortune-cookies.html
 How To Make A Yo-Yo: http://heatherbailey.typepad.com/photos/how_to_make_a_yoyo/hbyoyotutorial1.html
 Patchwork Kindle Case: http://sometimescrafter.blogspot.com/2009/09/tutorial-patchwork-kindle-case.html
 are on this page: http://tipnut.com/ipad-kindle-covers/
 Phone Sleeve: http://erinerickson.com/2010/10/easy-iphone-sleeve-tutorial/
 shared here: http://tipnut.com/phone-covers-cases/
 Diaper Strap Tutorial: http://cally-cruze.blogspot.com/2009/08/diaper-strap-tutorial.html
 baby goodies here: http://tipnut.com/50-free-projects-for-baby/
 Cloth Baby Shoes: http://stardustshoes.blogspot.com/2006/10/cloth-shoe-pattern.html
 are listed on this page: http://tipnut.com/homemade-goodies-baby/
 Pencil Case: http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2010/08/back-to-school-pencil-case/
 found here: http://tipnut.com/pencil-cases/
 Jean Cuffs: http://www.canadianliving.com/moms/fun/denim_redux_add_a_crafty_fabric_cuff_to_your_jeans.php
 Sewing Machine Cover: http://candacetodd.blogspot.com/2010/04/sewing-machine-cover-tutorial.html
 shared here: http://tipnut.com/sewing-machine-cover/
 Closet Tags: http://inbetweenlaundry.blogspot.com/2011/03/guest-tutorial-closet-tags-with-she.html
 Mason Jar Cozies: http://stumblesandstitches.blogspot.ca/2012/04/little-miss-mason-jars-free-download.html
 Quilted Bouquet Cozy: http://sccmag.blogspot.se/2012/05/free-tutorial-quilted-bouquet-cozy-by.html
 Patchwork Trimmed Towels: http://tashahorsley.typepad.com/alittlesweetness/2012/02/tiny-bathroom-make-over.html
 Glam Makeup Brushes: http://www.lemonjitters.com/2012/01/diy-glam-makeup-brush.html
 Appliance Cuff: http://ramblingdesigns.blogspot.ca/2010/02/appliance-cuff-tutorial.html
 Braided Rag Bags: http://popfizzies.typepad.com/pop-fizz-academy/2010/05/weird-wonderful-and-wacky-howto-rag-bags.html
 Triple-Zip Pouch: http://aquilterstable.blogspot.ca/2012/08/triple-zip-pouch-tutorial.html
 Envelope-It: http://www.boltneighborhood.com/blog/2010/6/27/envelope-it-a-tutorial.html
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