Squares in a square in a bound frame! Blend 16 small squares into a finished 8½” square, highlighting each intersection with decorative stitching that is not only a gorgeous embellishment, but also holds together all the layers.
Originally designed for Valentine goodies, these mini gift bags are just as perfect for the holiday season. Change up the fabric and appliqué shapes and you’re set. We used burlap and cotton with ribbon forming the unique side ties.
Soothing spa-style eye pillows are a wonderfully calming gift. Each one uses just small amounts of fabric plus a bit of trim. We opted for fun, colorful cottons. You could also choose luxury fabrics, like satin or silk.
With their intricate designs and rich colors, jacquard ribbons from Renaissance Ribbons are ideal for making these bookmarks. Simple charms and bits of vintage jewelry, like an old pendant, add the finishing touches. Great gift idea!
Perfect for pockets! Our mini warming pads feature a great-to-grip jelly bean shape. Heat in a microwave for 20-30 seconds to deliver up to 30 minutes of soothing heat. A clever thumb loop helps hold them in place.
A soft case keeps track of eyeglasses and protects them when tossed into a larger bag. This fast and easy project can be made with scraps. We used a piece of classic Pendleton wool and added a cool leather + bead fob.
The unique binding is created from a patchworked panel. Piece together skinny scraps side by side, then cut bias strips from the assembled fabric panel. Includes links to full tutorials on both making and attaching bias binding.
We miniaturized the classic pouf style ottoman as a clever pincushion. Use Layer Cake squares for a wonderful mixture of perfectly coordinating color and pattern or pull out some fave small scraps to mix + match. A great gift idea!
Good things don’t always come in small packages. They can be small, medium or large… and still be quite wonderful. That’s why we made these super cute gift bags in three sizes. A great ScrapBusters project!
Gift card, credit card, business card; this three-pocket mini wallet holds them all. It’s a fun and easy project you can finish in an afternoon and a gorgeous gift idea. We used pre-cuts, highlighted with stunning ribbons.
Turn standard off-the-rack T-shirts into something special with pockets, decorative stitching, inset panels, and cropping. It’s a super simple way to use up fabric and trim scraps to yield an instant wardrobe upgrade.
With faux leather on the outside and quilting cotton inside, our little folders protect your passport from dirt and keep it flat. Two interior pockets hold it open to the appropriate page, and a stretchy elastic band keeps it shut.
You can never have too many cute zipper pouches! This one features a curved bottom with the wrist strap attached to the zipper, moving with it and changing from a simple wrist loop to a full handle as the zipper opens and closes.
Bring your zipper expertise full circle. Learn how to insert a zipper into a round, thin case with a full lining; it’s a shape that’s handy for all kinds of tasks – we turned our little sample into a mini sewing kit.
The bedroom dresser top may just be one of the most cluttered, easy-to-lose-things-on surfaces in the house. Loose coins, missing buttons, watches in need of batteries, whatever! Here’s a stylish way to help organize it all.
Cloth napkins are an instant-gratification winner. We kick ours up a notch with beautiful decorative stitching around the edges of each and a coordinating fabric napkin ring that “ties” them altogether.
This pillow is an example of fast and easy patchwork using a grid. The design is the same on both sides, but we turned one grid panel 90º to create an interesting effect front to back. Use some of your favorite small, colorful bits.
The right time to pop on a cozy to keep things toasty is while your tea is steeping. It will also help keep your tea warm between cups. We offer free pattern downloads for the cozy itself as well as the cute teapot appliqué.
This luggage tag is so easy (and fun!), and takes just a little bit of fabric. We created it in a large size and used a bold color to help quickly spot bags in a crowded environment. Includes a free blank ID card download.
These wide, tie-front belts can add a touch of bohemian style to your Fall and Winter wardrobe. We used long quilting stitches to accent our fabric’s design motifs, then placed a few pretty seed beads at focal points for texture.
Start with an off-the-shelf hot pad and mitt set – we found ours for $2 – add some simple fabric and trim details and voila, style on a shoestring and a great first make. It’s also an excellent ScrapBusters project.
Dig down into your scrap stash for your favorite tall and narrow pieces, fussy cut them to center the prettiest possible vertical motifs, then stitch them together into this striking table runner with a subtle ruffled edge.
Pretty little patchwork makes a very pretty little zip pouch. This is also a great project to feature a decorative zipper. And, we show you how to make a kicky double-tier tassel as a fun zipper pull.
When temperatures rise, a great quick-cooling spot is your neck. Our easy-to-make wraps use water absorbing crystals within the pockets of a long, tie-on tube for fast cooling power. For adults, kids, even pets.
Inject some bright pops of color into your tablescape with these pinwheel style coasters. It’s a fast and easy project and perfect for a few fave prints and solids from your scrap stash. Bundle up a bunch as a great gift idea.
You’ve seen these types of headbands everywhere. One is accordion-pleated so you can adjust the pleats to wear it wide or narrow; the other is a turban style with a classic front knot. Bad hair day be gone!
The lanyard snaps onto a pacifier on one end and clips onto baby’s clothing, stroller or swing on the other. There’s also a pouch to hold two more binkies (on their lanyards) so there’s always one handy.
This project features not one, not two, but three cute zippered pouch styles to hold life’s little necessities. We chose three specialty Dritz Labels to customize each pouch, and offer a free set of printable Mother’s Day floral gift tags as a finishing touch.
Something useful for yourself or great as a gift. Our key fobs use just tiny bits of fabric and notions, and they’re fast and fun. In fact they were so fun, we did 5 samples, adding piping, stitching, embroidery, and ribbon.
If you’re driving, your passengers are allowed to doze off. This adjustable pillow lets them do that in comfort. No more banging their heads against the window or risking a neck cramp. Over the river + thru the snow!
See how to make a patchwork panel from which you’ll sub-cut horizontal accent bands to jazz up a store-bought flour sack towel (or two or three). We used leftover jelly roll strips, but any small scraps could work.
Bigger than a coaster but smaller than a placemat – a mug rug is just the right size at your desk, in the sewing room, or on a small end table in the living room or den. Our design adds a unique little pocket with its own napkin.
Wash your hands! Getting little ones to follow this important recommendation can be challenging. Make washing up more fun with these cute hand towels. We’ve created two adorable whale appliqués you can download for free.
When you’re carrying a heavy load in a bag, tote or brief, is there often more slip than grip in your shoulder strap? A strap pad helps keep your shoulder strap balanced over your shoulder and easier to carry.
Whether propping open an outside door to capture a cool breeze or holding open an uncooperative inside door, our weighted cube is a smart way to keep doors from slamming and air circulating.
Our grandma was amazing in the way she could take cast-off bits and pieces and turn them into something so very sweet. These five pretty mix and match pillows are inspired by her inventiveness with a variety of scraps and textures.
Keep cords tidy with these quick and easy wraps. We offer two sizes: one small for things like ear buds or chargers, another for larger items, like power cords. They take just teensy scraps of fabric. We used pre-cuts.
Cardboard wraps do the job, but are they cute + clever or a green alternative? Make your own Cup Cozies, using our patterns and easy instructions. We offer three unique wrap options: snaps, lace-up eyelets, and elastic.