Inspiration: Stash busters projects

By Coralie, in Inspiration0 comments

Want to use all these scraps of fabric you have been hoarding for too long? I found some great projects to do so…

These last few weeks, everything was about organising and storing the stash. Even though, my whole fabric collection is neatly catalogued, going through it made me realise how much I already own. And logically, this lead to a furious wish to sew it all and a frantic search for ideas on how to do so. This need was especially true for the small bits and pieces here and there we, makers, eventually accumulate.

So I thought you would all enjoy a roundup of ideas to use up these annoying scraps of fabric.
Ready, set, sew!

Scraps uses 2

  1. Knickers – Perfect because you still have a wearable piece but only uses small amounts of fabric. Threads magazine has a simple pattern and tutorial so you can make your own.
  2. Pillows – This project will without any doubt brighten and personalise your space. Don’t you just want to hug this little hedgehog? Elizabeth Hartman is truly a talented quilter!
  3. Bras – Same as the knickers, bras only uses small pattern pieces, perfect to destash. Ohhh Lulu patterns are currently on my to-sew list, check out these cute bras.
  4. Pouches – Who doesn’t love a cute pouch to keep knick-knacks organised? Craftsy has a great free class to make cute ones, here’s mine.

Scraps uses

  1. Fabric storage boxes – How adorable are these from Haberdashery Fun? Now I need them everywhere in the house!
  2. Rugs – Braid or sew together small scraps and create a unique rug for your home. This one by Everyday Art looks so comfy…
  3. Quilts – You can use a lot of small bits when sewing quilt and you end up with a special blanket to keep you warm at night. I’m totally in love with these foxes by Elizabeth Hartman right now!
  4. Small pattern pieces – I love use contrasting fabric to spice up a garment. Whether unseen as the pocket lining or as a contrasting tab, this is a great way to use up some stash. Itch to Stitch Angelia shorts have lots of details you can customise. Here’s my version.