There are tons of ideas for using up fabric remnants.
If you have been saving up extra fabric, break it out and put it to use by making something practical, fashionable or educational.
This floral bag tutorial incorporates a spring inspired print that could be changed out with the seasons, or for any other reason, with a découpage technique. This application could be used for backpacks and other bags, and even applied to luggage to make it stand out at pick-up.
To color or put a print or pattern onto plain fabric, try a traditional shibori method for dying.
Cotton blends work best for this, and different stitches, twists and ties used during the dying process will produce various looks on the finished fabric.
For the kids, this idea for a homemade, personalized scrapbook is made with real scraps. This fabric I Spy Book is fun to make and engages visual learning.
This hand pieced fabric map can go global. Print out an outline of any map and cut out corresponding shapes to replicate. This idea makes a great wall mural, or it can be applied to totes, blankets or other bondable surfaces.
Great for warm weather and casual shoes that slip off, these flip flop back straps are genius. Using fabric strips, elastic and straps, these are also interchangeable and can be switched to any flip flop style shoe.
Display favorite fabrics around the house by recycling, wrapping and creating different looks on everyday items.
Fabric remnants, imagination and crafty hands make for useful fun.
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