What can I do with scrap cloth fabric?

Would love some repurpose ideas!
  13 answers
  • Diana Diana on Jan 18, 2017
    i like to bundle them up in the bottom of my fake flower vases or put them around the bottom of my plants. i change the scrap fabric according to the seasons. I also save them for the holidays: i cut my scrap fabric into squares and put sugar free hard candy in them-tie the top with a bow. It makes a cute little gift for those drop in visitors and for holiday parties.

  • Sal3170064 Sal3170064 on Jan 19, 2017
    Take some of your long thin scraps and twist two ends together and keep twisting, be firm in the twisting. Wrap around comes or card, then use to knit, sew, crochet or glue onto items, see what I made below.

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Jan 19, 2017

  • Iris Iris on Jan 22, 2017
    Maybe you like to sew, if you have fabric scraps? I go to thrift stores and buy zippers. Then I make cosmetic bags. I end up with tons of them, and know that I will never use them. So I have a basket of them, and offer anyone who comes over to help themselves. I use them instead of gift wrap. If there are too many around, I give them to the thrift store.
    Alternatively, you can make potholders, placemats, seasonal wall hangings, table runners, pillow covers. Patchwork or whole pieces, depending on the size you have.

  • Kathy Porterfield Kathy Porterfield on Jan 24, 2017
    If you sew you can make dolls, teddy bears, etc. and donate to local police/sheriff departments. They give them to children who have been in accidents or other stressful situations. They do not have to be made from one piece of fabric, a crazy quilt like teddy bear makes each special. Or make eye glass holders for hospitals to give to their patients. Put a loop with a button, or such, so they can be attached to the hospital railings for ease of access.

  • Beverly Kohn Beverly Kohn on Jan 31, 2017
    If you do jewelry or not. Buy cocktail straws , cut into 1-2"lengthens cut fabric same width. my lengths about 6-8"s put drop glue across straw roll eat and tight. Glue end rub glue over whole bead. Get string or leather 60" need 2 tie a knot 3"s down pieces together put on fabric bead. Tie knot with both stongs add next bead tie end at3"s from end. Oh can or can not. leave straw. Use differan color fabrics for beads can cover with mod podge stick on tooth picks stuck in styrofoam. Dry 1day

  • Sal3170064 Sal3170064 on Feb 01, 2017
    Can you show finished jewellery. Great idea to use scraps, would fabric stick to cocktail stick.

    • Beverly Kohn Beverly Kohn on Feb 03, 2017
      Fabric should stick to cocktail straw . Put a thin strip along fabric then roll tightly over straw. Sometimes straw will come out a bit just cut it off.many differant pics on Pinterest. Put in diy cloth beads. You will not believe the . assortment. Can make out of paper too I like using colorful shiny magazine paper . There are even patterns on how to cut different shape beads. It's addicting. Note can do paper on straw also

  • Kathy Hord Kathy Hord on Feb 05, 2017
    I grow and dry catnip all summer. I then use my scrap fabric with added ribbons to make cat toys. I stuff them with other small pieces of fabric or fleece edging scraps and add the dried catnip. The Grand Kitties Love them.

  • Darlene Odom Darlene Odom on Feb 12, 2017
    I use fabric pieces to make small pillows and matching or coordinating rice bags (that can be heated in the microwave). I've given many, many away and they are a great hit. People love the little pillow to put behind their head or back and the heated rice bag (with instructions to heat 1 minute in the microwave) can be used on sore muscles, to warm cold hands or slip under the covers before getting into a cold bed. The elderly are always so cold and hurting and love them. You can put one piece of fabric on one side and a different one on the other.

  • Carol S. Carol S. on Feb 13, 2017
    If you like to crochet you can use strips to make seat cushions. They really turn out pretty. Use your imagination as to pattern.

  • Deanna Nassar Deanna Nassar on Feb 19, 2017
    These projects are meant for sewing but you could also use hot glue in place of sewing.

  • Me Me on Mar 02, 2017
    for this I have an old wonder idea. Cut them and twist the into roses. My sissy taught me that beautiful idea.