50+ Trim Projects to Inspire You

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Do you ever have leftover bits of trim and no clue what to do with them?  Yeah, me, too! So, I went on a hunt to round up a ton of great ideas for easy trim projects.  Many in this round up include free patterns. TOTAL SCORE!!!
So, go ahead and grab a cup of coffee, tea, diet coke or whatever floats your boat and stay awhile. I think you might get lost in some of these projects.


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Since some of you are taking part in The Trim Trade Swap and packages are due to hit the mail, I thought the timing was perfect.  I am confident that this round up of trim sewing projects will provide some great ideas and get your creative juices flowing! There is so much inspiration in these links that I am heading off to raid my trim box.  That table runner is amazing and those pin cushions are super cute.

These are some of my favorites.

50+ Trim Projects to Inspire You

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1. Baby Bib Free Pattern 

2. Child’s Tool Belt

3. Doll Clothes Free Pattern

4. Banner Bunting

5. Animal Love Plushie

6. Paint Brush Peeps

7. Ruffle Trim Binky 

8. Hair Bow Holder

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9. Lace Hem Skirt

10. Embellished Onesie Dress or Embellished Onesie 

11. Little Girls Dress 

12. Shoe Refashion

13. Scrappy Headband

14. Satin Rosette Belt 

15. Lace Trim Shorts

16. Scarf

17. Lacey Flowers & Socks

18. Flower Headband

19. Lace Cuff

20. Easy Belt

21. Old School Ribbon Barrettes 

22. Tee Shirt Refashion or Onesie

23. Curly Ribbon Bows

24. Simple Hair Bow

25. Embellish a Vintage Dress

26. Scrap Bracelet

27. Elastic Headband with Bow 3 in 1 Pattern Option

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28. Air Freshener

29. Tote Bag Free Pattern

30. Zipper Pull

31. Holiday Ornament

32. Gift Basket

33. Greeting Card

34. Lace Zipper

36. Drawstring Bag  Free Pattern

37. Ric Rac Flowers 

38. Print on Elastic

39. Handbag with lace detail Free Pattern

40. Lunch Tote Free Pattern

41. Gift Tags

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42. Bowl Covers

43. Tea Towels

44. Cloths Pin Bag Free Pattern

45. Couch Caddy

46. Posy Cushion

47. Love Appliqué Towel Free Pattern

48. Pillow Covers

49. Pom Pom Pillow

50. Create your own Ribbon With Scraps

51. Mini Quilt Border

52. Holiday Stocking Free Pattern

53. Lampshade Redo

54. Embroidered Pin Cushions

55. Easy Purse Handles

56. Trim on Curtains 

57. Clothing Travel Bag Free Pattern

58. Ribbon Jar

59. Artwork

60. Display Jars

61. Table Runner

62. Schoolhouse or Kite Table Runner Free Pattern

63. Printable Art Free Pattern


Now, how’s that for some creative inspiration?  I just knew there were amazing projects out there and I was determined to find them!  Do have a post you’d like to share? Leave me a link in the comments and I will be sure to include them in a follow up post. 


Oh and if your trim collection looks anything like mine {imagine a of big box of trims – think hot, HOT, tangled mess} you will want to head on over and check out Cori’s post today on trim storage.

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  1. Hi Heather,
    Great post! Thanks for including Stitchwerx Designs! 🙂

  2. Creative Printables says

    Wow, what cool ideas! Looks like loads of fun to make!

  3. Wow this is so fun Heather and there are sooo many different projects! Thanks so much for including mine! 🙂

  4. Trish @ Uncommon says

    What a fabulous collection! Thanks so much for including our lace trimmed tee among so many amazing projects!

    Take care,


  5. So many great ideas! Thanks for including mine!

  6. Great list! Thanks for including my mug rug!

  7. Hi Heather – Thanks so much for including me in your roundup! I found some great new blogs from your list.

  8. Thanks so much for including my projects in your collection! I’ve been enjoying all the projects listed, quite a few I had missed the first time around! 🙂 Awesome roundup!

  9. D@TheShadyPorch says

    Thanks for sharing your round-up! Looks like a lot of great ideas. Thanks for sharing at the Shady Porch Rock ‘N Share! Hope to see you again soon! Blessings, D@TheShadyPorch

  10. What a great round-up…thanks Heather!!!

  11. Joanne Larson says

    Beautiful fabric! Great day checking out all the fun projects!