When I have extra fabric pieces that are not quite large enough for a full project, I toss them into the scrap basket for another day. Well, today is that day! I’m going to turn most of them into scrap binding. This binding can be used for many things from a quilt, mug rug to piping.
For me, I love the way the different patterns come together and play off each other.
How to Create Scrap Binding
This project is for all levels.
Skill Level- 1 Button
- fabric scraps
- quilters ruler
- rotary cutter/self-healing mat
- sewing machine
- To get things started, I need to press my scraps.
- Then it’s time to start cutting. I like create my binding into uniform 3″ wide strips. This makes things easy to remember.
- Once all your strips are cut it’s time to head to the machine. Position the end of one strip on top of the end of another, putting them at a 90-degree angle from one another. Sew a diagonal line at a 45-degree angle, and trim the corner, like so:
Open your seams and press. Repeat until you enough binding to complete your project. Not sure how much binding you need? Click here to learn how to calculate basic bias.
- Fold strip in half, press and attached to your project.
Now that you have your scrap fabric strips stitched together it’s time to think about what to make.
My scrap binding found a home on a new sewing mat. You can find the tutorial here.
What would you make with scrap binding?
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