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Things to Make with Leftover Fabrics

Hi creative friends! Today, we’re sharing this round up of 20+ creative things to make with leftover fabric, specifically all those cotton fabric scraps and leftover accessories from making face masks.

Got some leftover cotton fabric scraps?

Looking back more than a year and a half ago, we never imagined we’d be making face masks to wear in public and that it would last as long as it did.

We’ve definitely made our share of masks this past year, so it’s comforting to think that we may soon be able to go back to some sort of normalcy. I’m sure there are plenty of sewists, like myself, with leftover cotton fabrics and accessories from making masks. 

While of course, there is still a need for making masks with many restrictions still being in place all over the world, a little change is sometimes needed.

So we’ve picked our favorite DIY scrap fabric projects (including with and without sewing involved) to show all the creative ways of using that leftover cotton mask fabric and accessories.  And if you’re up for making more face masks, then consider donating them to people and organizations in need.

What to Make with Leftover Fabric?

Herbal Sachets
Use scrap fabric to to make simple herbal sachets for your dresser drawer or to hang in your car.
Check out this project

Plus what every drawer needs…homemade lavender sachets to keep clothes smelling sweet and fresh!

Hexagon Notebook
Update a plain notebook with hexagon shapes, scrap fabric and a sewing machine.
Check out this project
Decorate Cookie Tins with Fabric
This simple cookie tin craft idea is a great way to repurpose leftover fabric and tin cans.
Check out this project
Mini Weights
Make these small patterned weights to help with your sewing or keep loose paper in place.
Check out this project
Phone Wallet
You only need a small amount of leftover fabric to make this phone wallet so you can carry your keys and wallet together.
Check out this project

Scrap Fabric Butterflies
Lisa from Cucicucicoo made these scrap fabric butterflies. You can use them to decorate, make a head band or a hair clip.
Check out this project
Bow Hair Ties
Just a small amount of fabric makes these adorable hairs ties. You can sew your own bows and add them to ties you already have.
Check out this project
How to Make a Wreath with Scrap Material
Use your scrap fabrics to make this cheerful wreath.
Check out this project
how to make a fabric wreath with scraps

Pet Leash
Make a colorful pet leash with pieces of leftover fabric.
Check out this project
Sleep Eye Mask
Tilly from Tilly and the buttons shows you how to make this sleep eye mask using leftover elastic.
Check out this project
DIY Wreath with Scrap Fabric Hearts
Create a beautiful DIY Wreath using Scrap Fabric Hearts
Check out this project

Mouse Pad
Make your own anti slip grip mouse pad with leftover fabric.
Check out this project
Fabric Necklaces
Make matching fabric necklaces and bracelets with leftover fabric and marbles! It’s a surprisingly easy and cost effective project.
Check out this project
DIY Cord Keeper
Organize your cords and cables with this cord keeper that’s made from leftover fabric.
Check out this project

DIY Luggage Tags
Once you’re able to travel the world again you’ll have these custom luggage tags for your bags.
Check out this project
Fabric Scrap Bookmarks
With all the different fabric patterns these fabric bookmarks are great for all readers.
Check out this project
DIY Scrunchies
Here are 3 different ways to make scrunchies, including one no-sew method to make as many scrunchies as needed.
Check out this project
Simple Pincushion Tutorial
This DIY tutorial uses a half square triangle short cut to make the perfect circle pincushion!
Check out this project
DIY No Sew Dog Bandana
Try this easy and quick tutorial to make your own reversible no-sew dog bandana.
Check out this project

And lastly, make your own no-sew fabric-covered decorative storage boxes!

Love to Sew?

We’ve got you covered here as well! From home decor to fashion accessories, check out any of our sewing projects here on the blog for the free sewing pattern and step by step instructions.

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Lisa from Cucicucioo Eco Sewing & Crafting

Monday 14th of June 2021

Great list of ideas! I always have bags full of scraps that I can't bear to throw out! ????

Jane and Sonja

Monday 14th of June 2021

Thank you Lisa! Yes, we each have our own collections :D Jane

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