Scrappy Pincushion

This post may contain affiliate links  to products I love and use. It's no secret that I covet every last inch of my fabric stash and save all my scraps but what's a girl to do with all those small bits?? Well, I like to transform them into something useable and today's project is perfect.... meet the scrappy pincushion. Since the construction is extremely simple, it stitches together … [Read more...]

10 Dresden Plates to Drool Over

This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. Not only do I love the look of dresden plates but they are perfect for scraps. Although they are commonly used in quilts, I've shared 10 alternative uses below to help spark your creativity! Each dresden plate project has a link below the picture. Click the link to find more details. 10 Dresden Plates   Even … [Read more...]

Scrap Fabric Management

Every once in awhile I like to clear out my scraps and just start fresh but the fabric hoarder in me fights back. So instead, I like to take a day for what I call "scrap fabric management". Basically, I get to look at all my pretty leftovers and create guilt free new fabric. It's a win/win in my world! This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Supplies: basic sewing … [Read more...]

NSM: Die-cut scraps with Lynn at The Little Red Hen

When it comes to scrap fabrics, Lynn from The Little Red Hen definitely follows the "waste not, want not" philosophy! She explains, "I like to use even the tiniest of fabric pieces. I string piece them into larger shapes or cut them in to tiny squares and sew them into larger blocks that can be incorporated into later projects." Lynn has a great post on her blog about how she uses tiny scrap … [Read more...]

Scrappy Sewing with The Littlest Thistle

Katy from The Littlest Thistle is here today to share with us some of her favorite scrappy sewing projects. I know you'll be inspired by Katy's projects to try some of your own! TSL: Katy, what do you like to do with your scraps? Where do you get your scraps from? K: I'm mad enough to buy other people's scraps to make crazy patchwork type bags from, such as Karen Lewis Textiles and … [Read more...]

NSM: National Sewing Month 2015

Can you believe it? It's that time of year again! National Sewing Month is back for another year! This is our opportunity to celebrate all things sewing, and we'll be going strong with our celebration here at The Sewing Loft all month-long. National Sewing Month 2015   This years theme is SCRAPS. I'll be filling up the blog with posts on how to store your scraps, how to arrange … [Read more...]

30+ Scrap Fabric Ideas for your Home

Every now and then I feel the need to clear out my fabrics and start fresh but don't misunderstand. That does not mean toss everything. Nope, instead I like to bust through my scrap stash and make something new. Here is a sweet list of scrap fabric ideas for your home. 30+ Scrap Fabric Ideas    1. Basket Cover  2. Bulletin Board  3. Button Box Flowers Mini Quilt  4. Christmas … [Read more...]

Ruffle Flag Pillow How To

Last week, I shared a sewing technique for creating a Reverse Applique.  Today, is all about finishing the project.  This ruffle flag pillow is the perfect way to freshen up my outdoor space and summer naps in the sun! Ruffle Flag Pillow This project is for all levels. Skill Level- 1 Button Materials: scrap fabric pillow insert Tools: sewing machine thread Basic … [Read more...]

25+ Things to Make With Fabric Selvage

Today I want to highlight a frequently overlooked but incredibly unique and valuable little bit of fabric...Selvege strips! You know, those little sections on the edge of your fabric with color dots and designer info. These are so fun to work with and can tell the story of all your favorite fabric choices if you only let them:) There are no rules here, only creativity and expression. Take … [Read more...]