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20+ Stash-Busting Fabric Scrap Craft Ideas

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Oh, fabric scraps. Why is it so difficult to get rid of scraps? As I’ve shared before, I have a serious fabric scrap problem! I know I’m not the only one who holds onto scraps, so I put together this round up of stash-busing fabric scrap craft ideas. These projects use small amounts of fabric that will make you feel totally vindicated for keeping all those scraps. 😉

Unique fabric craft scrap ideas

As usual for my roundups, I tried to focus on projects I haven’t seen frequently featured in other fabric scrap craft idea posts. That’s why you won’t find things like fabric rosettes in this roundup. I really hope you enjoy this selection of unique fabric scrap ideas!

stash busting fabric scrap craft ideas

This fabric map of the US hoop art from Flamingo Toes is a fun, no sew way to use fabric scraps!

You also don’t need to break out the needle or thread for this stash-busting bracelet that’s so perfect for crafters!

Mini Thread Spool Bracelet Tutorial

If you have lots of fabric scraps to use up, this bracelet with rolled fabric beads is a great choice! It’s a kid-friendly project that may stir up some nostalgia and memories of making paper beads at summer camp.

stash-busting boho fabric bracelet tutorial

These fabric scrap keychains from Craftiness is not Optional are so adorable! They’re so fun and easy so customize, and basically everyone can always use another keychain.

These 5 minute hair bows from Duni’s Studio would be super cute for other uses, too! I’m picturing smaller ones as holiday earrings and larger versions as a nice, reusable way to dress up a package.

This fabric scrap garland from Craftaholics Anonymous is such a sweet way to spruce up your space and bust your fabric stash! Wouldn’t it be precious in a nursery or child’s room?

This fabric and elastic watch strap from Pretty by Hand is so sweet and a great way to save an orphaned watch face.

This autumn acorn banner from BugabooCity would be perfect for both scraps and upcycling old clothes.

These fabric fortune cookies from Brassy Apple are another fun, creative way to use up some scraps!

I hadn’t heard of a prairie point before, but this prairie point pumpkin on Crafts n Coffee immediately caught my eye!

It’s frequently possible to use fabric scraps instead of continuous larger pieces. This grocery bag holder from Phat Quarters Blog is a perfect example of how you could piece instead of buying even more fabric.

This monogramed zippered pouch on Make it & Love It is another great example how to use up smaller pieces of fabric for a project.

Don’t have big enough scraps for a pouch? How about these adorable ruffle mini wallets from Free Spirit Fabric?

These cute strawberry pincushions from Down Grapevine Lane are a fantastic way to use even very small scraps.

With the holiday season approaching, why not make some of these drawstring gift bags from Skip to my Lou? They’re perfect for using up scraps and can be used over and over again!

The ultimate hardcore fabric collector’s scrap has to be the selvedge edge. If you cringe at tossing even this little piece, then Sew Delicious’s tutorial on how to sew a selvedge edge panel is for you!

The “make every scrap count” pincushion from C&T Publishing is another great way to use those selvedges.

These “Little Miss Mason Jars” on Stumbles and Stitches are basically the cutest thing ever! What a neat way to use your fabric scraps and organize your craft supplies.

Then, of course, if you have lots and lots of fabric scraps, there’s always the scrap-consuming rag rug like this one on Craftaholics Anonymous.

I recently turned a whole lot of unused fabric into a coil rug and discussed the in this post with tips and tricks for making a coil rug.

Tips and tricks for making a coil rug

How do you put your fabric scraps to work?

unique stash busting fabric scrap craft ideas

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  • Duni October 20, 2017, 21:07

    Tell me about it 🙂 I can hardly close the lid on my box of scraps! This is a great round-up and thanks for including my bows! That pumpkin is amazing – I haven’t seen this method before.

    • Natashalh October 21, 2017, 12:20

      Isn’t the pumpkin so lovely? I’ve been trying so hard to use scraps lately for baby clothes, but I still have quite a bit!

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