There is nothing that goes together quite like Spring Cleaning and Earth Day (generally celebrated the whole month of April in BlogLand) when it comes to crafts. I don’t know about you but any kind of cleaning leads to new craft projects around here.
“Oh, look! I forgot I had that!”
“Hey, if I add this thing to that other thing I’ll have a really cool third thing!”
You get the idea.
You probably do it yourself.
Yeah, I know you.
Today though, we are sticking with crafts to make with fabric scraps because let me tell you, this woman has a stash of fabric to use up!
This is Fat Quarter Garden Apron from Sew 4 Home is EXACTLY what I need for working in my garden this spring. You see, I’m a rather busty gal (not to put too fine a point on it) and store bought aprons just don’t cover “the girls” like I’d like them to. I will probably have to make this a big wider than the instructions but it is DEFINITELY on my list of things to accomplish in the next few weeks.
Do you like to give books as gifts? Then why not create a stack of these Patchwork Bookmarks from See Katie Sew so that you have a handmade bookmark to give with your gift?
I’m not sure which I love more. The scrap fabric gift tags or…
The scrap fabric bunting. Both can be found in this post DIY: no-sew fabric banner… from Pink Roses and Other Passions.
The best thing about these Fabric Scrap Coasters from Lines Across is that you can use up smaller pieces that wouldn’t necessarily be big enough for some of the other projects.
I adore the color and texture in this Fabric Scraps Necklace from The Life of a Cheap Chickadee and it also has to go on my MUST MAKE list.
It seems that you can never have too many totes or bags for summer. One for the pool, library, car etc. See how to make this Ruffled Bag at the Painted Parsonage.
I’ve made fabric wreaths before but this one makes me happy. Just look at all of that color! You can see how to make a Fabric Scrap Wreath at Lina Made.
And I love these Fabric Scrap Key Chains from Craftiness is Not Optional. No big key chain to poke you in the thigh when you have your keys in your pocket. Just this nice, flexible key chain.
And I can think of a dozen great uses for Wired Fabric Ribbon from Sewing and Crafting with Sarah.
I hope you’ve found a project or two here that will inspire you to use up some of your fabric scraps.
Or to begin your spring cleaning.