21 Ideas for Organizing Fabric Scraps

If you are like me, you probably have a lot of fabric scraps lying around. They are everywhere, and it seems like there is more than enough to make something great no matter where you look.

If you don’t have any idea what to do with them, then you are not alone. In this article, we will go over some ideas for organization.

How to organize fabric scraps?

When someone thinks about organizing scraps of fabric, the first thing that comes to mind is, “what can I use these scraps for?” The answer to that question depends on how much time you have available and how many fabrics you have.

If you have lots of them, you may want to consider making a quilt top. You could also turn them into a table runner or wall hanging. Another option would be to cut up your stash and sew them into a bag.

Pillow covers made from this material are trendy right now. You can also use them to make pillows. One great way to use your leftovers is to sew them together to create a throw blanket. This makes a lovely addition to your living room or bedroom.

Another fun way to use it is to create a patchwork throw blanket. It is easy to do if you have several different colors. Sew together strips of quilt & fabric and add some finishing touches such as fringe.

One of my favorite ways to use my fabric remnants is to create a unique art piece. There are so many possibilities here. For example, you could use your scraps to create a painting, collage, or sculpture.

21 Ideas for Creative Fabric Scraps

There are so many creative uses. To help get you started, here are 21 ideas for you:

  1. Make a quilt top from your pieces of fabric. You can choose to make a traditional quilt top or a modern one. If you decide to make a stylish quilt top, you might try using the Modern Quilting technique.
  2. Use them to create a pillow cover. This is an inexpensive project that will give your home a new look.
  3. Create a patchwork throw blanket by sewing together multiple pieces of scrap fabric. You can use your scraps in a variety of ways, including adding fringes.
  4. Sew together to create an art piece. You can paint, draw, or even embroider on your artwork.
  5. A Table runner. This is an easy project that requires minimal skills.
  6. Cut into squares and sew them onto a pillowcase. This is another simple project that does not require too much skill.
  7. Use them for a canvas. You can paint, sketch, or even write on your canvas.
  8. Use them as a backdrop for photos. You can either use a photo frame or hang pictures on your wall.
  9. Sew together to create a decorative cushion. This is another easy project that you can do quickly.
  10. Sew into a bag. This is a quick project that people can complete in less than 30 minutes.
  11. Create a patchwork bag. Another quick project that takes only a few hours to complete.
  12. Make a throw rug. A fun project that requires no experience. However, it is best to work with wool because it is durable.
  13. Sew to create curtains. These curtains are ideal for creating privacy while still allowing light to enter your home.
  14. Create a patchwork purse with the Modern Quilting method. You can use additional pieces of fabric.
  15. Sew your pieces of fabric and other materials together to create a picture frame. This is an easy craft project that anyone can do.
  16. Curtains for your windows. These curtains are perfect for adding color to your window treatments.
  17. Placemat. A fun idea that will bring a little bit of whimsy to your kitchen. 
  18. Curtains. These curtains are perfect for windows or doors. They are an affordable option that will bring a fresh look to any room.
  19. Sew a set of coasters. This project will serve as a beautiful accent piece for your coffee table.
  20. Create a unique storage container. You can also use it to store small items like buttons, jewelry, or coins.
  21. Sew your favorite scraps with other materials to create an adorable toy pouch. It also makes a cute addition to their bedroom.
  22. Sew your scrap bins, ribbons, and other materials to create a personalized key chain. Family members will love this gift! 

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