Bust through your scrap bin and sew some clever and useful projects at the same time! Here are my 50 favorite free sewing patterns to sew with scraps.
How do I keep my scraps from growing out of control? I sew with them! Wondering what to do with all your fabric scraps? I know from experience that the more you sew, the more the piles of scrap fabric stack up! But guess what? They aren’t useless after all, because there are actually a lot of fun and useful things that you can sew using scraps.
Who doesn’t love Heidi’s Pixie Cups? I use mine for holding little craft supplies.
Use your tiniest scraps for Bit O’ Kindness Pouches! The felt and snaps make this a fun arts and crafts project.
Every sewist needs a Pompom Pincushion… you could also use these for tiny pillows!
Turn your fabric scraps into a beautiful heating pad for your neck or back. It’s the perfect Christmas present for teachers and loved ones. Sprinkle lavender oil on the rice before filling it for an extra special gift.
Use tape measures for a snappy close on the Snappy Coin Pouch.
The Fold and Stitch wallet is great for kids or adults. The free pattern includes templates and step by step instructions with photos.
Use quilt scraps (or other long fabric strips) to make pretty lanyards. This would be a great gift for a coworker or someone who loves unique accessories.
I used leftover fabric scraps from a quilt to make these cute headbands. They have soft elastic at the back for a perfect fit.
Little fabric pieces can also make these 2 sided zips!
Bunny Treat Bags only use up four 5’’ squares! Make Easter super special and use up leftover scraps from a baby quilt at the same time.
These Adorable Llamas Stuffie Toys come to life with a handful of scraps from the scrap bin and some TLC. You can even use scraps for the stuffing too. Any kid (or kid at heart) would love a llama for their birthday!
Kids. Love. These. A scrap of fabric transforms into a Cute Little Wallet…and dreams come true:)
Everyone is wearing DIY Scrunchies right now…they are so cute and comfy. This is the ultimate scrap buster, all it takes is a little piece of fabric and you’ve got style! Since you can use almost any kind of fabric, this is the perfect chance to upcycle fabric scraps from other lightly used items.
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If you are just learning how to sew (or teaching someone how to sew), Bowl Cozies are a great project. They are easy and useful. This free pattern has 3 sizes, and the smallest one only uses 10” squares.
These handy potholders are perfect for sewing with little scraps!
Sew this darling Peek-a-Boo Pouch with vinyl pockets on the inside for peeking at all your treasures!
If you’ve got some 10’ scraps, you can make these Sew Easy Baskets!
Organize your spaces by sewing Cute Organizing Basket out of scraps…to hold more scraps:)
The Stand Up Slide Down Pencil and Tool Pouch whips together so easily with your best scrap fabric combination! It’s a great pencil case but you can also use it for taking sewing notions and tools to class.
I can’t stop making these Zola Pen Cases! And lucky me, I won’t have to because my scrap bucket is huge!:) lol
Is there anything cuter than a scrappy little Pillbox Pouch? Nope… scrap bucket here I come.
Sew up a cute Scrappy Square Basket to match your favorite scrappy quilt!
Use your scraps to make a pet leash.
Free Quilts and Quilt Block Patterns to Sew with Scraps!
There are lots of pretty little squares to use up your scraps in this Easy Quilt Block Tutorial – a Grandmother’s Cross variation.
The Patchwork House Block is one of the most beloved blocks in all quilting, make your with your favorite memory scraps!
You can sew the one of the oldest, sweetest quilt blocks, The 9 Patch Block, and use all your favorite scraps to do it!
The easy Orange Peel Quilt Block is fresh and delightful. Make your favorite scraps pop with this quilt block!
The Double Diamonds Block is perfect for fussy cutting your favorite sections of your best scraps…lets go!
I made this Friendship Star Quilt Block with my favorite floral scraps…the combination is lovely!
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