It’s clear that making the most of the fabric we buy is fundamental to keeping our craft as sustainable as possible. In this solo episode I’m making a case for keeping and using your fabric scraps and leftovers from previous sewing projects, and I’m going to run through my 5 favourite uses for scraps and leftovers.
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The Closet Core Pattern free pouf pattern, found HERE, is an excellent way to use up scraps for making the outside and can be stuffed with scraps that are too tiny to be used for anything else.
@crystaltips fabulous pieced-together sun hat can be seen HERE
Reversible Bucket Hat pattern by Oliver + S HERE
Sorrento Bucket Hat pattern by Elbe Textiles HERE
Serpentine Hat pattern by Elbe Textiles HERE
Free Sandcastle Bucket Hat pattern by Waves and Wild HERE
Free Hat pattern by Liz Haywood HERE
Free SoZo Undies pattern by me HERE
Wonder Undies pattern by Waves and Wild HERE
Free Speedy Pants pattern by Waves and Wild HERE (used to make the undies pictured below)
Superhero Boxers pattern by Waves and Wild HERE
Comox Trunks pattern by Thread Theory HERE
Sew Your Own Undies kits by Craft and Thrift HERE
Harem Pants pattern by Wiksten. Wiksten are currently only taking wholesale orders so do an online search to find a stockist of this pattern close to you.
Free Bummies pattern by Brindille & Twig HERE
Free Ringer Tee pattern by Brindille & Twig HERE
Misusu Patterns can be found HERE
My scrap-busting jersey tees project HERE
My Scout Tee made from scraps of viscose HERE
The tiered Maxi Dress made from slinky jersey leftovers HERE
Elbe Textiles blog post about Patchwork clothing can be found HERE
My ‘Scraps and small piece busting’ Pinterest board is HERE
Some shorts I made with leftover quilting cotton waistband facings and pocket bags HERE (shown above)
My Thelma Boilersuit with leftover gingham yoke lining HERE