Hello bag makers, we are here to bring some sewing inspiration into your life! Many of us are currently stuck at home during this crazy time in the world so we thought we would inspire you with some projects! Today we have rounded up some of our top scrap busting patterns and projects to keep you busy! Check them out below and get sewing through that stash of fabric that we know you have hidden!
Clutches and pouches are the easiest way to sew through your stash and make something useful! We have put together our favourite patterns that you can create with scraps of fabrics!
Gemma Carryall Pouch– great for a feature fabric or tiny quilt block like Smore House did!
Stand Up Clutch– With 3 sizes to choose from and the option for straps, the possibilities are endless! (They also make great Easter baskets!)
V Pouch– This pattern is fully customizable so you can edit as you need for the amount of fabric that you have!
The Statement Clutch– With 3 sizes to choose from, you can make a few clutches in various fabrics in no time! Don’t have a turn-lock? Use a snap instead!
Classic Clutch– This is the most scrap friendly pattern we have! Each part is pieced separately so you can really have fun with your scraps! Make it classy or go wild and make it scrap happy instead!
Don’t rule out bags when you are busting through your scraps! We have a couple that are great for those larger bits that you are saving!
Polly Cross Body Pouch– This little pouch is great for using that scrap of a special fabric that you have been hoarding. Place that special print on the flap and you are good to go!
Mini Shades Pouch– This little pouch is the mini version of the Shades of Yesterday Pouch. With that pieced front, you can really get creative with the fabrics in your stash!
We also found some awesome little free projects to use up your stash!
Fabric bookmarks are a great and easy way to use up every last bit of your favourite print! Make them all one fabric or piece a bunch together for truly unique bookmarks! Hop over to 7 Layer Studio for the tutorial.
Another super fun project that we wanted to share was Fabric PomPoms! There’s always little cut off bits when we are cutting out fabric so why not put them to use as cute little pompoms! You could string them together for a fun sewing room decoration! Get the tutorial from Sew What Alicia.
A super fun project that we found was fabric shoelaces! Use all those leftover strips from making bag straps and turn them into fun and trendy shoelaces for yourself or little one! Find the tutorial over at Make It & Love It.
Lastly, this is an excellent way to store those scraps all year long! Put the little bits into glass or plastic baubles and by the end of the year, you have fun decorations for the holidays! Thanks to Sew Mondo for the awesome idea!
We hope these projects help you to stay inspired during this crazy time in the world! Which one are you excited to make next? I think I have the Gemma Carryall Pouch on my to-do list next!