Pull out some pretty fabrics from your scrap stash and blend them together into a happy mix of pattern and color. Each mitt uses up to four different fabrics. They’d make a great gift for wedding shower season!
Spending some Spring cleaning energy in your closets? Perhaps they could use a little freshening up with a sweet smelling sachet. Ours are filled with epsom salts scented with essential oil. Fast, easy + economical.
This one tutorial gives you all the basics you need to create the first of what will likely be many zipper pouches. Learn how to cut a zipper to size, add end tabs, box the bottom corners, and insert a fully finished lining.
There are many times you’d rather have two hands free (Look Ma… No hands!) This clever little zippered pouch is a fun solution. It can slip onto a belt or clip onto a belt loop – perfect for urban walkers and more.
Gather up your favorite scraps of fabric and trim, leftover buttons or beads, and some sheets of craft felt, then get ready to fire up your imagination for some ornament fun. A fantastic project to introduce kids to hand sewing.
Handmade wines, oils, and vinegars are such popular gifts! They deserve beautiful bags to put the bottles in! Our tall gift bags are lightly padded with fleece and foam to protect the bottle on its way from your kitchen to theirs.
Two sizes – tons of uses. Designed to drop into a larger bag or tote, these little pouches are really too pretty to hide! They’re long and slim with a full 12” zippered opening. Use bold mix-and-match scraps + a fun zipper.
Pull out the spiciest colors and most striking patterns from your scrap stash for this set of trendy towels. Then, dive into your machine’s decorative stitch options to add some dramatic stitch style. A wonderful host/hostess gift.
Tissue boxes are much prettier these days, but still may not be right for your décor. Personalize the look with your own cover. You’ll love the pop-from-the-top grommet! Our free pattern download fits a standard square-style box.
A jar wrap helps absorb condensation, makes the jar easier to handle, and looks super cute. We show how to create pretty striped accent bands from a few fave pieces of leftover fabric, making it a fun ScrapBusters project.
Fresh blooms from your favorite flowers are always an inspiration. Celebrate by creating your own custom flower to wear on a jacket, in your hair, or pinned to a bag. Go bold and showy or soft and subtle – just like nature itself.
Using your sewing machine to join paper and fabric is surprisingly easy. If you’ve never tried it yourself, this is a great first project: not too complicated, yet still a very pretty way to send a special Valentine greeting.
Pretty towels are a wonderful addition to any kitchen for yourself or as a gift. This option is great for longer fabric scraps. Each towel starts with one 4″ and one 3″ strip, which are then trimmed to fit a purchased base towel.
As a site dedicated to promoting all things handmade, we probably shouldn’t be advocating the gift card. But what if you put the gift card inside a super cute, handmade case? All bases covered, everybody’s happy. A great ScrapBuster.
With wonky piecework and a rustic feel, these sachets are all about the random. Hand stitched accents and a bow-tied-button make each unique and personalized. Use some favorite little scraps for a fast and easy gift.
Designed with little girls in mind, they can inject a bit of glamour into your lovely locks as well. The “petals” are made from small scraps of fancy fabrics held together with a tiny faceted bead. A nearly-no-sew project.
Fabric gift bags are a green alternative to wrapping paper. Plus, a reusable bag can be almost as much fun as the present inside – especially when made in lovely colors and prints. These feature a cool eyelet-and-cording top closure.
They’re made from leather remnants. The half-square triangles go together in a snap, and the soft wool-felt backing makes them safe for any surface. Super fast and easy. No edge finishing since neither leather or felt will fray.
Not only is this a delightful way to put some favorite fabric scraps to work, it’s also a great trick to extinguish a potential bad hair day. These reversible ties are quick to make. Just twist, tie, and fly.
Handy pockets make it easier to shuttle utensils from the kitchen to the patio. Load them up, stack them up, carry them out. Because they’re self-contained, you can use them with placemats, tablecloths or right on the table.
Two coordinated pouches designed to clip together. Use one or both. Turn them into a mini shoulder bag or ditch the strap and toss one or both into a larger tote. Stash money and cards in one, make-up and extras in the other.
It can be super hard to find small items in a big bag. This handy pouch helps you corral your important stuff. Like a leash, simply reach in, grab onto the lanyard, and reel up your mini bag o’ belongings.
I tend to end up with quite a few little pieces in my scrap bag. It can be hard to figure out what to do with them, but…
What’s the hallmark image of summertime entertaining? A tall glistening glass of lemonade filled with clinking ice cubes. And what is that wonderfully refreshing glass doing? It’s sweating.…
Last week during our June is 4… series, we highlighted projects to make for the many gift-giving occasions during this busy month. Today, we’re reminding you a handmade…
Ditch the brown bag and lighten up your lunch table with this very cute insulated lunch bag. It uses a half a yard or less of two decorator…
We suggest upholstery fabric scraps to create the appropriate crispness for this sleek clutch. The finishing touch is a little bit of bling on the front as an accent over the magnetic clasp. A button is good or try rescued jewelry.
Little projects for your pets are always fun ways to use up scraps. For our cute doggy bandana you only need one 16″ x 16″ square and one…