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30+ of the best fabric scrap projects

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best fabric scrap projectsAnyone who has read my blog for a while knows that I love fabric scrap projects. I try not to throw even the smallest bits of fabric away (they get shredded as stuffing or composted!) but pieces larger than a quarter are put to work! I rounded up some of my favorite free fabric scrap projects so you have no excuses. Stop scrolling instagram and sew something quick and easy with one of these tutorials!

Let me know if I missed any of your favorites! These are all geared at using up woven cotton scraps.

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Fabric scrap projects

The cutest little fabric scrap bunting tutorial from Elise & Higgs, she has the cutest patterns and projects. This screams spring! Maybe sew it after one of these springtime quilt patterns?

Creative DIY fabric lacing toy with free patterns from Cutesy Crafts, perfect to slip into a purse! If you want more toy sewing ideas, check out this post of the best toys to sew.


How to sew a bookmark - a beginner sewing tutorial

Another bookmark idea – using fabric scraps and old jeans! How to sew a bookmark here on Swoodson Says.

hedgehog free sewing pattern

The absolute cutest hedgehog softie, wouldn’t this be adorable super scrappy! Free download from Sew magazine.

leather and rivet sewing project

Round fabric basket tutorial here on Swoodson Says

how to make fabric scrap twine

Fabric Twine from My Poppet How cool is this stuff! Can you imagine a hammock woven from fabric scrap twine? Possibilities are endless.

Paper pieced hexie notebook here at Swoodson Says, I use this all the time! It’s also on my list of beginner english paper piecing tutorials.

Pretty little pincushion tutorial from Molly and Mama; you can also see more free pincushion sewing projects here!

This picture is awful but the concept is fun; my fabric scrap wall art here at Swoodson Says.

Get super creative and make new fabric from scraps like Ajaire did in this tutorial!

We love Star Wars in this house! Check out this cool scrappy death star pillow over at Emmaline Bags.

If you have some nice square scraps, see how to sew a fabric tray with my tutorial!

Handy dish towel hack, with a tutorial from GYCT Designs, we need these in my house!

I made these for Christmas but they’d work well all year round – sew a scrappy gift tag that you can use over and over again! Free pattern!

EPP patchwork ball from While She Naps, my kids would love playing with this. 

fabric scrap tutorial idea

Super no brainer tutorial – how to make a fun fabric scrap bookmark. I included this in my list of beginner sewing projects.

Turn strip scraps into a fabric weaving! Tutorial over at Pattern Revolution by Marvelous Auntie M

upcycled old jean christmas craft

Christmas fun, use your tiniest scraps to applique a house ornament for the holidays.

One of my favorites and makes a great gift, a fabric scrap matching game from Heather Handmade.

Applique! This works for knit & woven scraps – check out tips for how to machine applique OR buy this specific whale & shark pattern from my shop!

Hexie pot holder from Sew Can She – aren’t these gorgeous? They’d make a great host/ess gift to sew for parties, too.

Fabric Stamps from Nana Company – I can picture these used for scrapbooking, imaginative play, or room decor!

English paper pieced coaster pattern here at Swoodson Says, we use this coaster all the time and I ought to make more of them.

Fun, no sew fabric bunting tutorial at Marty’s Musings. My kids would love this.

how to make a diy phone cord weight

I am gifting a bunch of these this year! Make a phone cord weight with quilting cotton scraps, for the tech-y in your life.

Cute little scrappy fabric tray free pattern from my friend Damjana at Applegreen Cottage, these would be so cute for organizing drawers.

handmade scrunchie diy

Handmade scrunchie tutorial here at Swoodson Says! I used old leggings to make these, but any fabric would work.

Scrappy embroidery hoop pincushion tutorial from Albion Gould, such a clever idea.

Make a pincushion! Here is a tutorial for my simple EPP pincushion, or pick one of these 25+ free pincushion patterns.

Upgrade a grody tote bag with some fun fabric, follow this tutorial over at Cozy Traditional Home.

scrappy christmas ornament tutorial

Another scrappy Christmas ornament tutorial, with a free pattern to download and use the tiny scraps for patchwork behind the applique!

Sew a fun little toy with this color wheel game from Silo and Sage! My kids would’ve loved this as toddlers.

Give your kiddo’s stuffies an extra boost with a superhero cape! Free pattern & tutorial here.

You know I love coasters, these scrappy fabric coasters at Sew What Alicia are really cute.


upcycled cat toy tutorial

Use small scraps to make fun diy cat toys with my free sewing patterns here on Swoodson Says!

I need some of these! Kleenex holder with a free Cricut file from Hello Creative Family.

how to add a pocket sewing tutorial

Use up your cutest scraps and see how to add a pocket with this easy refashion idea!

diy iron on patch free pattern

Turn scraps into patches with this mending tutorial for how to sew knee patches!

woven fabric scrap chair upcycle

I can’t get enough of this chair makeover; Andrea woven fabric scraps together to replace the seat, isn’t it beautiful!! Find her on instagram here!

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What do you think, did I share any of your favorite fabric scrap projects? I’ll surely keep growing this post since I’m always coming up with new ideas!

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