thread: What do you do with your fabric scraps?

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    BellyBelly Member

    Feb 2008
    Near the Snowies!
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    What do you do with your fabric scraps?

    I've just been cutting out some material for a set of placemats I'm going to make. I've got all these little scraps of fabric, not big enough to do anything with, but I can't bear to throw them out because I like the fabric so much



    I have other little scrappy pieces in my fabric box too, again not big enough to anything with but I still can't make myself put them in the bin! They'll probably still be in the bottom of the box when I die

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    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2008
    Ouiinslano
    5,303

    I stuff them into things, like stuffed toys, or to pad out something.

    If you really love the fabric, could you edge it and layer it with something else to make matching coasters? Or use several pieces as applique on a table runner?

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jan 2008
    3,305

    i use them for patch work or stuffing toys

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    BellyBelly Life Subscriber

    Jun 2010
    594

    I do the same, use them for patchwork or stuffing, otherwise some make it into the little peoples craft box for them to use to on craft

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    2013 BellyBelly RAK Recipient.

    May 2007
    Brisbane
    5,310

    I take them to work for the kids to use on collages and tactile tables

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    Registered User

    Jan 2008
    SE suburbs, Vic
    1,377

    Save them to make barbie clothing with. Use them to make self-cover buttons. If they are long pieces you can braid/plait them together & make headband, bracelet, belts etc Sew together to make one big piece & make a patchwork toy out of it

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    BellyBelly Member

    Aug 2006
    Terrace BC, Canada
    1,004

    I'v been saving them up to make these (though have not actually found the ime to make any yet)

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