Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Top 10 Fun Fabric Scrap Projects to Try

Wondering what to do with piles and piles of leftover fabrics in your craft room? FabricLovers.com collected top ten amazing fabric scrap projects for you to try. These crafts with scraps of fabric are sure to awaken your resourcefulness and creativity.

This shabby-looking curtain from purpleclover-ecohome.blogspot.com will look great as a wall d├ęcor or as a door curtain. All you have to do is get a curtain rod and knot fabric strips together to achieve a desired length. You may use one color with different textures or combine several colors together for a whimsical effect.




If you're keeping a stash of fabric scraps in assorted patterns and prints, why not make a map? This one from apartmenttherapy.com used a muslin cloth for stitching scraps together. Use different prints for each state and what you'll get is a colorful piece of art! You can also use it as a teaching tool for your kids.




Wreaths made out of scrap material, like this one from makezine.com, look complicated but they're so easy to do. Buy a wreath form, cut fabric into same sizes, and glue them on. Finish it with crocheted flowers. Handmade wreaths make beautiful accents on walls and doors.




Here's another inspiring craft project from pauletpaula.com. Jazz up your kids room with a mobile using scrap cloths from your previous sewing projects. The materials needed are hoops or rings, strings, felt, and pre-cut fabric. Be creative with different shapes (animals, flowers, butterflies, clouds, etc.), colors, and sizes. You can also make one for your room, you know!




Check out this interesting owl pillow from etsy.com! It's made from muslin and printed with black ink. The owl's body is covered with fabric scraps, perfect for an owl themed bedroom. You can also make your own DIY pillows using some leftover scraps.




Totallytutorials.blogspot.com teaches bookworms to take pleasure on creating their own bookmarks for their reading adventures. This one's made of two pieces of fabric strips (you may add felt as backing too), sewn around the edges and trimmed with a pinking shears. Be proud to share your finished project with your fellow bibliophiles!




Add spice to a plain wall with a wall mosaic. This fabric mosaic project from thecartbeforethehorse.blogspot.com looks like a thousand bucks. Recreate this design by preparing a wooden box frame (painted white), bits of scrap fabric (choose colors which will work together), and Mod Podge. This is also a great activity for kids – let them make their own and hang it on their bedroom wall.




This fun and festive rag garland from favoraffair.com is one cool party idea. If you're planning to throw a DIY party at home, make use of those unwanted bits of fabrics to create a frilly birthday banner. Tip: The color combination should match the theme and they should be cut into same lengths.




Old fabrics, new skirt. This oh sew pretty tutu skirt for little girls from Pinterest.com is such a delight to make. The idea is to layer your choice of different fabrics to create a ruffled effect. Imagine the range of fabrics you can use for different themes – rock star, fairy princess, glam queen, and flower child!




These silk and bead bracelets from lottsandlots.blogspot.com looks fabulous. Slide beads with big holes into silk strips, make knots on both [bead] ends to secure the beads and attach a few more small beads using jewelry wires. You can make these bracelets as gifts for friends and as party favors.




For new sewing and craft projects, you may check out FabricLovers.com for a wide selection of unique and quality fabrics in interesting prints and patterns.


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