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 some time to look at these links I’ve put together and see if any of these ideas catch your eye.
25+ Amazing Fabric Selvage Projects
9. Hexagon quilt (pictured )
10. Knitted rag rug Wow, I would never imagine this is made from fabric selvage scraps!
12. Pencil can (pictured)
16. Ruffle scarf
17. Selvage office chair (pictured)
18. Selvage pillow
19. Selvage shoes
20. Selvage star pillow (pictured)
21. Simple tote (pictured)
22. Spiderweb block
23. Spool quilt
24. Stuffed whale
25. Tote bag upcycle
26. Whirlwind block
27. Zipper pouch (pictured)
An easy way to create fabric from selvage edges
Sewing with selvages from Craftsy
Fabric Selvages are another form of fabric scraps and can be utilized in so many different ways!
Check out this 100 Free Scrap Fabric Projects round-up with with a whole new “Selvage Fabric” angle in mind…
Think zipper pouch “Selvage Style”!
What do you usually do with your selvage edges? I’d love to see your comments below!
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Comments & Reviews
Judy P says
It just want to hit myself in the head with a sack of quarters for not saving or using my selvage edges for the last 50 plus years of sewing. WHY didn’t I think of creating something with them? So sad, really. I am so overly frugal too, I have saved 4 inch squares of fabric thinking I could use them but NO, not selvages.
Funny Judy! I did the same thing and am still building my stash up.
Rosemary Barron says
Looking back through some of your old posts and ran across this one again … lol I LOVE saving and using selvages!! Bags, Pillows, Bookmarks, etc. Have done them all and just love them … have mixed strips of selvages with other strips to make a purse. Use old denim jeans and selvages for a totally recycled purse. Endless supply (yards of fabric in stash that is waiting to have their selvages cut still) Gotta love them.