7 Sewing Trends that Use Leftover Fabric Scraps Ideas

Do you have fabric scraps lying around in your house and you don’t have any idea what to do with it? I have plenty of them. It just piles up when you have plenty of sewing projects. But I understand you don’t want to throw those little bits of fabric scraps because you absolutely love them. You can use them creatively, too. But, coming up with creative and fun ideas to use those leftover fabric scraps can be tricky sometimes.

That’s why today I’ve compiled these top 7 cute and simple sewing projects that use fabric scraps of all sizes. Please leave your comments below to let me know if you liked these easy to follow yet absolutely fun projects. You can personalize any of these projects by attaching personalized sewing labels or custom-made stickers. 

  1. Sew potholders

Do you want to learn how to sew up easy yet no time-consuming potholders using only leftover cotton fabric and old towels?

I’ve personally tested these potholders up to 450 degrees F, and I can testify that they work! Period. No burned hands, woohoo!

  1. Cute fabric pincushion

You can also use leftover fabric scraps from past sewing projects to good use by sewing pincushion.

  1. Reversible scrap fabric apron

Fabric scraps can also be used to create captivating half-aprons. If the fabric catches stains, or if you’re bored with the design, simply reverse the apron. No need to wash it 2-3 times a week.

Besides, you can also give your newly created cutesy fabric apron to an aspiring chef as a gift on their birthday, or at a particular season (this spring) or event.

  1. Simple phone wallet tutorial

With this project, you can easily keep your phone in, attach a clip to hang it on your keys, bag, or whatever.

Just slip your phone inside, and you’re done!


  1. Handmade scrap fabric twine

While cleaning my room the other day, I stumble upon an incredible idea: make rope from scrap fabric. Why not, right? I often keep my fabric scraps, NOT throw them away, just in case… and I am aware how those thin pieces of fabrics soon tangle together and make a huge mess.


  1. Cute and Simple Fabric/Ribbon Bandaids

Do you have a child in your care? Good. There’s a high chance they have a pack of small boxes, with band-aids of all sizes and colors, that can be used at any time.

With this simple project, you’ll NEVER have to purchase those expensive looking neon shades or bandaids with cartoon characters anymore. Because, with only a few materials, and in just quick 3-short steps, you can make your fabric band-aids.

  1. Fabric scrap magnet

Use up your fun and funky fabric scraps with DIY scrap magnet project. I love magnets, especially colorful ones that are kid friendly and that look flashy. This is a cute craft to do with kids because it is easy and does not create a big mess. Use leftover pieces of fabric to create magnets that you can use on your refrigerator to keep papers organized.

Gust Post thanks to Annabelle

Annabelle Carter Short is a writer and a seamstress of more than 5 years. She splits her time between London and Los Angeles and writes for Wunderlabel. If you want to learn more about her work and writing, you can visit her blog here. When not working, she’s spending time with her family and friends or putting pen to paper for her own personal pursuits. Annabelle is a craft lover and would like to start online Arts & Crafts business someday. Annabelle is a mother and she loves making crafts with her two children, Leo (age 9) and Michelle (age 11).