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12 Things To Do With Scrap Fabric (That Require Little or No Sewing!)

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Looking to de-stash your fabric supply? Just bought a bunch of fabric on sale and don’t have any clue what to do with it? Look no further than these 12 projects, which will help you use up some of that fabric that’s lying around! They’re also quick, cheap, and just plain cute!

The best thing about these projects, though, is that they require little to no sewing skills. They’re great for someone like me, who can hand-sew fairly well but can’t operate a sewing machine to save her life. No sewing machines necessary here!

These ideas can also be found on my Pinterest board, Scrap Fabric Ideas.

Note: I included the names of the bloggers when I could figure them out, but I am not affiliated with any of them in any way.

1.  Healing Heart Hot & Cold Packs – DIY Candy

Amy of MakerMama shared these, which are adorable AND practical! They can be microwaved or frozen to help with life’s little aches and pains. Requires minimal sewing, which can be done by hand.

2. Fabric Birdcages – Pillar Box Blue

Claire over at Pillar Box Blue has an ingenious (and pretty!) way to upcycle hangers and use up some fabric. No sewing required, only gluing!

3. Sweater Ornaments – Crafts ‘n Coffee

How cute are these sweater ornaments? They’re perfect for upcycling pieces of old sweaters, and they require only minimal hand sewing and some gluing.

4. Fabric Wrapped Water Bottles – A Nest for All Seasons

Nikki from tikkido.com wrote this post in which she spruces up boring plastic water bottles with just a bit of fabric, some trim, and glue. No sewing required!

5. Fabric Flowers – Kandy Kreations

These lovely fabric flowers require knowledge of an iron, but not much else! As far as supplies go, this project calls for floral wire and floral ribbon, both of which can be found at a Dollar Tree for only $1 each (I’ve seen them at mine, anyway).

6. No Sew Scrap Fabric Basket – Bless This Mess

Melissa came up with a very clever way to dress up a plastic Dollar Store basket. I’ve done this myself with a little wire basket and ribbon, and can attest that it is super quick and easy to do! As the title states, no sewing needed!

7. Mason Jar Covers – Fancy Tiger Crafts

I suppose the real project here is the jelly (recipe included!) but you could easily use this idea for one of those mason jar recipe kits or candy or whatever else you might want to put inside a mason jar. It really adds a nice final touch, and you don’t need to sew or even glue anything!

8. Pencil Case – Vikalpah

When I first saw the picture for this pencil case, I thought for SURE it would be another sewing-machine project. Turns out, it isn’t! Sahana figured out how to make this beautiful piece work with glue instead! I know, my jaw is still on the floor too.

(Note: this project looks a bit more involved than the others, but it’s so cute and doesn’t require any sewing, so I had to include it!)

9. Mailboxes – Permanent Kisses

Here’s one for the kiddos! Amy Lynn took a cereal box and some hot glue and made these cute mailboxes for her sons to play with. They would also be great fun for adults who want to send notes to their roommates, significant others, or family members. 🙂

10. Fabric Envelopes – We Can Re-do It

Kat found a great way to use those junk mail envelopes: cover them with fabric scraps! This project might take a bit more time but the end result is worth it. No sewing required here, either.

11. Mason Jar Lid Frames – CraftFoxes

This post shows how mason jar lids can be used to show off pretty fabric scraps! Another great no-sew project.

12. Rustic Sailboat – House of Hawthornes

Pam made this boat out of a branch, a twig, eyelets, and some fabric scraps! I think it could be great as a kid’s toy (sans eyelets) or as décor in a nautical-themed room.

Final Thoughts:

Of course, there’s always the tried-but-true rag rug idea for your scraps, but that’s so time-consuming. Most of these projects would easily take less than an hour to make!

Let me know what other roundups you would be interested in seeing, and be sure to keep an eye on this post as I may be updating it with more ideas as I find them.

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