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Clean Up Your Sewing Room with these Clever Scrap Fabric Projects

If you love to sew, you probably have lots of fabric scraps leftover from other projects. Instead of throwing them away, why not put them to good use? This roundup of pretty DIY projects will help you turn scraps of any size into accessories, gifts, and more.

Petal Handbag

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This stunning handmade purse is made with seven different fat quarter scraps. Quality Time has the project details.

Covered Magnets

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Even the smallest bits of fabric can be put to good use with this easy magnet project. Visit All Things Lovely to learn more.

Covered Mason Jars

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Use fabric scraps, twine, and pretty tags to embellish handmade jams and jellies for gift giving. Photo courtesy of Fancy Tiger.

Fabric Scrap Belt

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Piece together pretty fabric scraps to make a stylish new belt. Make It & Love It has the tutorial.

Sunglasses Cover

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Protect your favorite pair of shades with a cushioned case made from scrap fabric. The Sewing Loft has the details.

Keyboard Wrist Rest

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This DIY gift makes a perfect treat for a coworker. Use scrap fabric to sew a cushioned wrist rest that will make typing all day more comfortable.  Updates from the Copper State has the tutorial.

Eye Pillows


Promote rest and relaxation with eye pillows filled with dried lavender or chamomile.  Yoga Journal explains how.

Braided Fabric Scrap Bracelets

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Braid together scraps of fabric from your stash to make colorful bracelets to accessorize your favorite casual outfits. Learn more at Saved By Love Creations.

Keychain Coin Purse

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These tiny keychain coin purses are as cute as they are functional. Visit Flamingo Toes for the tutorial.

Gift Card Holder

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Gift cards are becoming popular for all occasions, but they’re rather impersonal. Show your thoughtfulness by including a pretty handmade holder made from scrap fabric and ribbons. The Sewing Loft shows you how.