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How to use up fabric scraps.

Here's some inspiration on how to use your scrap bag

There are so many ways you can use up your fabric scraps. For younger children lots of fun can be had cutting and sticking. Why not print off a simple outline of their favorite animal and then let them fill it in with pieces of fabric? If you have some card at home you could also cut out a mask shape which can then be decorated. Any larger pieces going spare in your stash could be used to make a matching cape so they can play super heroes. Perhaps you are planning on using this time at home to teach your children a new skill like sewing. Small scraps are fantastic for patchwork, applique or even making dolly clothes. Let your imaginations run wild and most of all have fun!

I need to stock up my stash!

  1. Named Kielo Wrap Dress & Jumpsuit Pattern

     

    Named Kielo Wrap Dress & Jumpsuit Pattern

    NEW
    £22.00

    Kielo, wrap, dress, jumpsuit, pattern, named, sewing, sew, craft, crafting, 

  2. W53 Floral Embroidered Scalloped Edge Cotton White

     

    W53 Floral Embroidered Scalloped Edge Cotton White

    NEW
    £12.00 / Metre

    This beautiful embroidered cotton is finished with a scalloped edge on both sides. As it is a lightweight cotton it would be lovely for dressmaking projects such as dresses, blouses and skirts but may need lining as it quite sheer. You could also use the cotton to make really pretty lightweight curtains.

    Free samples available. Weight: 105gsm.  

  3. Tilly And The Buttons Thea Wide Leg Trousers

     

    Tilly And The Buttons Thea Wide Leg Trousers

    NEW
    £15.00

    Make it yourself Tilly and the Buttons sewing pattern.

  4. Silver Polar Fleece Fabric ES012

     

    Silver Polar Fleece Fabric ES012

    £7.00 / Metre

    Warm, soft, washable and quick drying this antipil polar fleece is ideal for blankets, clothes and pet products as well as a variety of other projects. It meets Okeo-tex standards and is 275gsm.

    Free samples available 

  5. Tilly And The Buttons Sonny Jacket

     

    Tilly And The Buttons Sonny Jacket

    NEW
    £15.00

    Make it yourself Tilly and the Buttons sewing pattern.

  6. F381 Stretch Crepe Spot Navy

     

    F381 Stretch Crepe Spot Navy

    £8.00 / Metre

    This lovely textured crepe has a really soft drape which would be perfect from making dresses, skirts and blouses. 

    Weight 170gsm. Free samples available. 

  7. T528 Happy Baker Multi

     

    T528 Happy Baker Multi

    £11.00 / Metre

    Great fun baking themed fabric suitable for curtains, blinds, light upholstery, soft furnishings, aprons, oven gloves and many more projects.

    Weight: 210gsm. Free samples available. 

  8. T532 Petit Sailing Boat Blue

     

    T532 Petit Sailing Boat Blue

    £11.00 / Metre

    Coastal Seaside themed stripe suitable for curtains, blinds, light upholstery, soft furnishings and aprons.

    Weight: 210gsm. Free samples available. 

Why not make a name frame?

Simply cut out the letters you need from the scraps and stick them on to card. Up for more of a challenge? This can also be done with applique and can be a great way to practice different stitch techniques.

  1. C657 Christmas Star Grey Silver

     

    C657 Christmas Star Grey Silver

    £7.50 / Metre

    100% cotton base with a printed star design, suitable for dressmaking, craft and soft furnishing. 

    Free samples available. 

  2. Gutermann Thread To Match 100m

     

  3. S110 Large Sheep Dress Cotton

     

    S110 Large Sheep Dress Cotton

    £8.50 / Metre

    Beautiful dress weight (105gsm) cotton fabric. Suitable for dressmaking, craft & soft furnishings. This design is exclusive to Textile Express. Free samples available. 

  4. Fauna Linen H201

     

    Fauna Linen H201

    £5.00 / Metre

    Printed 100% cotton fabric suitable for dressmaking and craft. Free samples available.