Welcome to the second annual international scrap festival. An entire month devoted to the celebration of fabric scraps. I’ve gathered a bunch of projects for you and I’ll be sharing a couple new free sewing tutorials this month that are just right for scraps. And we’re going to try a swap!
Find the rules and swap signup form right here – please read them carefully!
The swap is full and signups are closed. Update – everybody has been partnered and all notification emails have been sent! If you signed up but don’t see it please check your spam folder. If you need to review the rules find them here.
I’ve scoured the interwebs to find awesome scrap sewing projects and ideas for you plus there is a new tutorial from me that I’m excited to share. You might notice that pincushions, an ideal scrap fabric project and essential tool, are missing from this list. I’m planning a whole separate post later this month devoted to pincushions.
11 ideas for your scraps
2. Sashiko Sampler Potholders – They are lovely and a great opportunity to try sashiko stitching.
3. Little House Sachets – So sweet! Every detail is just right. And I get almost as excited about a good smell as I do about scraps.
And two more for the kitchen:
4. Acorn pot holder – make a pot holder or just follow the clever piecing directions and make a little acorn bag. What’s cuter than a patchwork acorn?
5. And everybody needs this pot handle cover.
6. Potluck Quilt – for the most ambitious among you. I want to make this and I definitely have enough scraps. I feel like it’s a good long term project, good early morning work.
7. Squircles…. I love the idea of appliquéing these hand cut imperfect shapes and playing with color etc. There are squircles in my future.
8. Picnic bugs – I made you a tutorial for these cheerful bugs – it’s perfect for little scraps.
9. Hexie Ball – such an interesting way to sew a 3 dimensional shape. Abby Glassenberg has a great tutorial.
10. Scrap Table Runner – I love Amy’s easy technique – it pretty much quilts itself, so clever.
11. Bow garland – This garland is as simple as it gets and it’s great for really tiny scraps that you couldn’t possibly part with. It’s so simple and would be sweet and magical in a little girl’s room.
Bonus scrap idea!
Make French Hens! the nesting box is made using this free tutorial. The chickenizing details are there too. And I’ve put the wobbler pattern (that’s what the body is made from) on sale for you for the whole scrap festival month.
And check my free pattern page for more ways to use your awesome scraps.
If you’ve got a great scrap project idea share it in the comments or use #scrapfestival2020 on instagram to share a scrap project you’ve made.