101 Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps

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What to do with fabric scraps? Well, you’re in luck because there are over a hundred sewing projects for you to upcycle your leftover fabric. Check out these amazing ideas below.

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Brilliant Ways You Can Use Leftover Fabric Scraps

1. Coasters

Coasters | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Quick Quilted Coaster Tutorials Photo by Fave Quilts

Making coasters is one of the most fun and easy DIY projects. With your fabric and ribbon scraps, you can sew a dozen of these coasters, place them in a box, and tie it with a nice ribbon to make the perfect hostess gift.

If you want to learn how to make a fabric coaster, watch this video tutorial by Brandi Frey:

2. Fabric Scrap Key Chains

Fabric Scrap Key Chains | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Fabric scrap keychains Photo by Craftiness is not Optional

These tiny key chains look more adorable when embellished with button flowers and felt monograms! And, you can also sew whatever other designs and patterns you can think of.

3. Balm Holder

Balm Holder | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Balm Holder Photo by Sew 4 Home

Make a little lip balm holder from fabric remnants, and clip it to your key chain. Or, add a swivel clip and hook it onto a purse buckle.

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4. SD Card Holder

SD Card Holder | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
SD Card Holder Tutorial Photo by See Kate Sew

Sew this SD card holder for a perfect DIY gift. Your friends will appreciate it more if you insert a blank SD card or anything camera-related.

Keep your SD card safe so you can save photos for Instagram or Twitter!

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5. Mini Zipper Pouch

Mini Zipper Pouch | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Mini Zipper Pouch Photo by So Sew Easy

This is a great sewing project using only a tiny amount of fabric remnants. It’s best to use heavyweight textile scraps like denim or canvas for a sturdier finished product.

6. Tissue Holder

Tissue Holder | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Tissue Holder Photo by Hello Creative Family

Easy to make, and the perfect size for slipping into a purse, this tissue holder makes for a great Mother’s Day gift. Also, school-aged children can place this in their backpacks for hygienic purposes.

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7. Baby Bibs

Baby Bibs | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Baby Bibs Photo by The Sewing Loft

Make use of your quality fabric remnants in creating bibs for your babies. Have fun and enjoy sewing for your little bundles of joy!

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8. Key Ring Chapstick Holder

Key Ring Chapstick Holder | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Key Ring Chapstick Holder Photo by Super Simple Sewing

This is one of the best party gift ideas! A key ring chapstick holder to hold your lipstick, lip balm, and other small essentials like pins, coins, and clips.

Remember, you’re working on an itsy-bitsy fabric strip, so sew zigzag stitches on all the edges to prevent fraying.

9. Small Tote Bag

Small Tote Bag | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Small Tote Bag Photo by Crazy Little Projects

If you want a bag for your essentials like your phone, keys, wallet, and cards, here is one of the great ideas for crafts with fabric scraps! Sew this bag with a couple of zipper compartments to help you organize your things better.

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10. Baby Headbands

Baby Headbands | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Baby Headbands Photo by Girl Inspired

These cute hairpieces are perfect for any little girl. Just get some unused strips of fabric, and make this headband for your precious little girl!

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11. Scrap-Pieced Belt

Scrap-Pieced Belt | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Scrap-Pieced Belt Photo by We All Sew

Gather fabric scraps and create a one-of-a-kind belt like this. It adds vibrant color to your daughter’s outfit.

12. Summer Glasses Case

Summer Glasses Case | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Summer Glasses Case Photo by The Sewing Loft

Protect your sunglasses by placing them in this case made from fabric strips. Mix and match your scraps of fabric for a fabulous sunglasses case.

13. Lampshade Cover

Lampshade Cover | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Lampshade Cover Photo by House by Hoff

Upcycle your lamp shade by using fabric scraps as a cover! Sew life to it by using different fabric strip colors and patterns.

14. Tea Towel

Tea Towel | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Tea Towel Photo by The Sewing Loft

Since these towel ideas are so simple to make, sew on some nice embroidery applique to make them even more adorable. To sew your applique, use a contrasting thread and sew using the blanket stitch to highlight its decorative purpose.

15. Picture Frame

Picture Frame | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Fabric Covered Picture Frame Photo by Making Home Base

If you’re looking for adorable gift ideas for your favorite couple, look no further. You can give this homey picture frame bordered by sewn fabric scraps along with a favorite picture of theirs inside.

16. Fabric Scrap Necklace

Fabric Scrap Necklace | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Fabric Scrap Necklace Photo by Smaller

Make use of every bit of your scraps of fabric by making this handmade fabric necklace. This should be the perfect craft for silk fabric scraps or other soft and flimsy hard-to-work-with fabric scraps.

17. Fabric Camera Strap Cover

This is one of the most clever sewing projects. Sew this for yourself, or for your photography-loving friend. Also, make this with cotton fabric scraps so it’s soft and hangs easily from the neck.

18. Dresden Petal Handbag

Dresden Petal Handbag | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Dresden Petal Handbag Photo by Quality Time

Make this bag and create your own design using fat quarters of fabric scraps. You can use this bag in January, December, summer, or spring.

19. Mason Jar Covers

Mason Jar Covers | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Fabric jar covers Photo by Family Freezer

First, put your jams, jellies, and other preserved dishes in these mason jars. Then, decorate the lids by putting pretty sewn fabrics on top and securing with a ribbon tie. These are also great ideas for gifts.

20. Fabric Bowl

Fabric Bowl | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Fabric Bowl Photo by Radiant Home Studio

Before starting on this fabric bowl, you need to learn the zigzag stitch. A zigzag stitch holds the rows together as you coil the rope around to form a bowl.

21. Fabric Bracelets

Fabric Bracelets | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Fabric Bracelets Photo by LBG Studio

Arts and crafts and fashion can go hand-in-hand! Just check out these fun, DIY bracelets made from strips of fabric. You’ll enjoy making this easy and fun sewing project.

22. Birthday Banner

DIY Fabric Banner | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
DIY Fabric Banner Photo by Lana Red Studio

Looking for birthday decoration ideas? Then look no further! This DIY birthday banner adds some much-needed color to the celebration. Gather scraps of fabric and get your sewing machine ready to sew!

23. Tutu Skirt

Tutu Skirt | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Scrap Fabric Tutu Photo by The Happy Housewife

Another example of style and crafts meeting, this is one of the best sewing projects for your little girl. She’ll look adorable in this tutu skirt, and she’ll love to play princess with it.

24. Christmas Stockings

Christmas Stockings | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Christmas Stocking Tutorial Photo by Diary of a Quilter

These stockings made from scraps of fabric will put your home in a cheerful Christmas mood. You could enlarge the pattern and make the stockings any size you like.

25. Fabric Gift Tags

Fabric Gift Tags | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Fabric Gift Tags Photo by Sewing Barefoot

These DIY gift tags will add a lovely personal touch to your presents. Making these will also help you get rid of excess fabric remnants. You can use whatever fabric you have.

26. Sewing Kit

Sewing Kit | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Sewing Travel Kit Photo by Sew Giving

When you have scraps of fabric from other projects, don’t throw them away. Instead, collect your scraps and make a mini sewing kit you can carry with you for sewing emergencies.

27. Fabric Coffee Sleeve Cozy

Fabric Coffee Sleeve Cozy | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Fabric Coffee Sleeve Cozy Photo by Skip To My Lou

This coffee cozy is easy to make, and a great gift idea too, for your friends and co-workers who love coffee and hot tea. Come to think of it, this is also a great idea for using up your leftover batting materials.

28. Fabric Bow

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These fabric bows are super easy! The best part about it is that you can choose your preferred size because you’re the one creating it.

29. Cord Keeper

Cord Keeper | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Cord Keeper Photo by Leafy Treetop’s

Use your fabric scraps to sew something useful like this handy cord keeper. Sew as many as you need to keep your cables at home neat and organized.

30. Fabric Flower

Fabric Flower | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Fabric Flower Photo by Red Ted Art

All you need are fabric scraps, thread, and a button to sew a fabric flower. This DIY project can serve as decorations for any celebration!

31. Napkin Rings

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Fabric Medallion Napkin Rings Photo by Picking Daisies

Dress your dining table with these simple-to-make napkin rings. Make this gorgeous napkin ring with scraps of fabric in multiple colors and textures to suit any occasion. Or, make a set to give as a special gift.

32. Fabric Scrap Scrunchies

Napkin Rings | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Fabric Scrap Scrunchies Photo by Duni’s Studio

Try your best to use up all your fabric scraps with this fantastic fabric scrap buster idea: scrunchies! They are an easy and quick way to use up those scraps!

33. Passport Cover

Passport Cover | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Passport Cover Photo by Sew 4 Home

To sew this passport cover, you’ll only need scraps of fabric, a sewing machine and half an hour of your time.

34. Sanitizer Jacket

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Sanitizer Jacket Photo by The Inspired Wren

This sanitizer jacket is a great scrap upcycling project. A DIY jacket will also make for a great Mother’s Day gift or a birthday gift for any friend.

35. Satin Lined Sleep Mask

Sanitizer Jacket | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Eye Mask Photo by Tilly and The Buttons

This eye mask only needs a little fabric, some patterns, and some elastic. It’s also easy to sew and your hand-sewing skills will come in handy.

36. Lavender Sachets

Lavender Sachets | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Lavender Sachets Photo by Everything Etsy

Lavender sachets smell fabulous. For an extra classy touch, you can make them with your favorite designer fabric. It’s an awesome way to use up those pretty fabric scraps, too!

37. Little Lark Lavender Sachets

Little Lark Lavender Sachets | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Little Lark Lavender Sachets Photo by Ginger Melon Dolls

Take your love for handmade lavender sachets up a notch by making these ultra-cute lark lavender sachets. They look a little bit complicated to make but they really are not.

You only have to watch out for the tiny details — the only part making it rather fussy. It’s all worth it though, and it will make a great idea for a birthday present.

38. Scented Mini Bunny Pillow

Scented Mini Bunny Pillow | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Scented Mini Bunny Pillow Photo by My Poppet Makes

These mini bunny pillows are fun to hand stitch and can be made with the smallest of fabric scraps. If you wish to deodorize your drawers or wardrobe naturally, include some dried lavender and your drawers will smell just as sweet and heavenly.

39. Scrappy Organizer

Scrappy Organizer | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Scrappy Organizer Photo by DIY Turorial Ideas!

With some fabric scraps and a sewing machine, you can definitely do this in a pinch! A scrappy organizer made from fabric scraps, but one worth treasuring.

40. Scrappy Pot Holders

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A potholder is extremely important, and as sewing crafts, practical and worth your time. Making potholders out of your fabric scraps is not only fun but will allow you to safely enjoy cooking your favorite treats.

41. Ruffle Necklace

Ruffle Necklace | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Ruffle Necklace Photo by Happy Together

Looks fabulous, despite being fashioned from old fabric scraps! A pretty cotton fabric looks more casual and perfect for everyday use.

42. Chic Fabric Leaf Earring

Chic Fabric Leaf Earring | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Chic Fabric Leaf Earring Photo by Eat Love Design

What’s not to love about this super simple yet fashionable DIY project using only fabric scraps? Wear these cute earrings for Valentine’s Day dinner, or for any occasion!

43. Owl Pillow Burp Cloths

Owl Pillow Burp Cloths | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Owl Pillow Burp Cloths Photo by Thriving Home

Making burp cloths and pillows is fast and easy so, save money and make use of plain fabric scraps. You can also sew a patch on the top or decorate it with a small scrap of fabric.

You don’t need to burn money on fancy baby pillows and burp cloths when you can make these baby essentials on your own. Plus, they make great gifts for baby showers — another way to save money, too.

44. Little Zipper Mouth Pencil Case

Little Zipper Mouth Pencil Case | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Little Zipper Mouth Pencil Case Photo by Make it Love it

Zipper pouches are one of the best quick projects of all time! They are perfect for using up scraps, storing little things, and are super easy to create.

Here’s another cute version of a handmade zipper pouch you can make from fabric scraps. Just toss in a gift card and you are good to go!

45. CD Holder

CD Holder | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
CD Holder Photo by Hope Studios

Think of the best fabric color and style combination, then sew them together according to your design. This is such a lovely idea to use your scraps — a neat holder for your stash of collectible CDs.

46. Lunch Bag

Lunch Bag | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Lunch Bag Photo by Pink Penguin

This is a very useful bag for moms made from leftover fabrics where you can place your packed lunch. Making this bag takes some time as you have to work on different sections, but the finished product is super practical and definitely worth it.

47. Sandwich Bag

Sandwich Bag | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Sandwich Bag Photo by A Beautiful Mess

This scrap bag shows there’s a lot to do with fabric remnants. A reusable sandwich bag made from recycled fabric scraps will earn you a thumbs up from eco advocates.

Fill these bags with sandwiches, crackers, and any other goodies. The bag also helps keep your food stay fresh longer.

48. Fabric Scrap Basket Tutorial

Fabric Scrap Basket Tutorial | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Fabric Scrap Basket Tutorial Photo by DIYour

It’s time to make your things organized the smart and cozy way! Declutter tiny stuff at home while taking care of your fabric remnants with this scrap-buster textile craft.

49. Fabric Garland

Fabric Garland | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Fabric Garland Photo by Craftaholics Anonymous

Craftaholics Anonymous gives us one of the best party decor ideas! Gather your extra fabric scraps, and sew them into a beautiful garland.

50. Kid’s Slippers

Kid's Slippers | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Kid’s Slippers Photo by Prima

These indoor slippers are so adorable, and your kids are sure to love them. Make yours like this and embellish with buttons and little fabric scraps.

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51. Table Runner

Table Runner | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Table Runner Photo by Crafting a Green World

Choose some fabric scraps to best suit your dining table to make a table runner. Also, you’ll need some fat quarters of extra fabric for this.

52. Hairpins

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You can craft these hairpins all by yourself! Embellish them with those lovely fancy beads and pearls to make them look more attractive.

53. Scrap Fabric Apron

Scrap Fabric Apron | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Scrap Fabric Apron Photo by Fave Crafts

Create a stylish apron from those colorful fabric scraps! This is a lovely and useful idea you wouldn’t think purposely fashioned from fabric remnants.

54. Mug Rug

Mug Rug | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Mug Rug Photo by Sew Simple Home

Grab your favorite drink and have this mug rug ready. A perfect mat for enjoying a quick bite or a snack.

55. Bifold Wallet

Bifold Wallet | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Bifold Wallet Photo by Modest Maven

If you’re unsure of what to do with your quality fabric scraps, why not sew this cute DIY wallet? It will make a cool bi-fold wallet for anyone, regardless of age and gender.

56. Fabric Scraps Headband

Fabric Scraps Headband | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Fabric Scraps Headband Photo by Stitched in Color

Even a beginner sewer can make a baby headband from fabric scraps. You just need to safely choose the right fabric for your baby.

57. Gathered Clutch

Gathered Clutch | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Gathered Clutch Photo by Noodlehead

You can sew this handy, feminine clutch for your keys, coins, and other small objects. Or, you can make a bigger version from scraps of fabric.

58. Scrappy Bedding

Scrappy Bedding | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Scrappy Bedding Photo by Vintage Revivals

Look at what your fabric scraps can become! Fabulous and stylish beddings! But, you’ll need a lot of excess fat quarters for this one.

59. Cellphone Wallet

Cellphone Wallet | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Cellphone Wallet Photo by Crazy Little Projects

Make this pretty phone wallet for yourself with small fabric scraps! It’s easily customizable so you can make a unique piece for your own.

60. Fabric Letters

Fabric Letters | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Fabric Letters Photo by Twin talk

If you enjoy teaching your kids, you’ll also enjoy sewing these fabric letters for them. They look pretty and make perfect educational materials for tots but they make great ideas for home decor, too!

61. Beverage Holder

Beverage Holder | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Beverage Holder Photo by Positively Splendid

Learn to sew this beverage holder, create a lot, and use them for parties too!

62. Slouchy Sling Bag

Slouchy Sling Bag | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Slouchy Sling Bag Photo by Mrs H

Make a cool slouchy bag from fabric scraps! Who would have thought tiny scraps can make a unique bag design?

To make this fabulous bag, learn how to do this simple quilting first.

63. Circle Zip Earbud Pouch

Circle Zip Earbud Pouch | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Circle Zip Earbud Pouch Photo by Dog Under My Desk

Make this tiny zippered scrap bag for your clips and other small objects. Such a lovely idea, right?

64. Throw Pillow

Throw Pillow | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Throw Pillow Photo by Suzy’s Artsy-Craftsy Sitcom

This yo-yo bench pillow is one of those perfect ideas for summer and spring! If you want to give your home some lively colors, get into your scraps of fabric and start sewing.

65. TV Cover

TV Cover | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
TV Cover Photo by Instructables

Don’t you want to give your TV some love? Consider a cover made by yourself from fabric scraps. It looks neat and more organized plus it helps protect your TV from moisture and dust!

66. Handmade Pantyliner

Handmade Pantyliner | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Handmade Pantyliner Photo by It’s Not Easy To Be Green

Again, this fabric scrap-busting idea will give you a nod of approval from eco buffs. These tiny, thin daily liners are easy to make and will give you a comfortable feeling, without adding paper products to the landfills.

67. Fabric Scrap Wreath

Fabric Scrap Wreath | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Fabric Scrap Wreath Photo by Patchwork Posse

If you have fabric scraps in red, white, and blue, you can sew those pieces into a cozy 4th of July wreath. You can also use different patterns and colors to make wreaths for different occasions!

68. Diaper & Wipes Clutch

Diaper & Wipes Clutch | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Diaper & Wipes Clutch Photo by Crazy Little Projects

A clever sewing project for your wipes and baby’s diapers. Any self-proclaimed cool mom should have this handy carrier on their diaper bags.

69. Flip Flops

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Flip Flops Photo by Everything Etsy

Do you have a plain old pair of flip flops that could use a second life? Then use your extra strips of fabric to give them a touch of color. They’ll look perfect for your summer beach getaway.

70. Bookmarks

Flip Flops | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Bookmarks Photo by The Crafty Mummy

If you’re a sewing beginner, this might be the project for you! These easy-to-make bookmarks are fun and useful, making your reading all the more exciting.

71. Baby Blanket

Baby Blanket | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Baby Blanket Photo by Gingercake

Get into quilting and start with your scrap fabrics! You can use different quilt patterns to sew a wonderful, warm quilted blanket for your baby.

72. Pencil Case

Pencil Case | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Pencil Case Photo by Make it Love it

Learn how to make this pencil case and sew your own from those useful scraps of fabric! You can also use it as your makeup organizer.

73. Pillow Case

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Be creative in sewing your pillowcase by using this fun idea. Using fabric scraps for this sewing project gives it a boho vibe, don’t you think?

74. Fabric Scrap Skirt Tutorial

Fabric Scrap Skirt Tutorial | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Fabric Scrap Skirt Tutorial Photo by Homemade Heather

Make use of your quality scrap fabrics by creating a fashionable skirt like this one. It’s fun and you’ll love it because it’s unique.

75. Pants Extension

Pants Extension | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Pants Extension Photo by The Crafting Nook

Make your kid’s old pants look new, unique, and stylish by simply sewing extensions on them.

76. Map of the USA

Map of the USA | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
US Map Wall Hanging Photo by See Kate Sew

Feeling a bit patriotic? Now you’ve got an idea! The map of America. So, if you’re fond of doing crafts like this, you can start yours now.

77. Grocery Bag

Grocery Bag | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Ruffled Grocery Bag Photo by Suzy’s Artsy-Craftsy Sitcom

Give yourself a stylish look by having this stylish grocery bag. Have your fabric scraps, thread, and sewing machine ready.

78. Bath Towel With Scrap Fabric Bias Binding

Bath Towel with Scrap Fabric Bias Binding | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Bath Towel with Scrap Fabric Bias Binding Photo by Vicky Myers Creations

These beautiful, embellished bathroom towels can be made out of your old fabric scraps. Make the upgrade by sewing bias binding around the towel edges.

79. Patchwork Twirler Dress

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These dresses just show how incredibly you can turn those scraps of fabric into fashion! Who says fabric scrap arts ‘n crafts can’t be stylish?

80. Altered Oven Mitts

Altered Oven Mitts | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Altered Oven Mitts Photo by Sew 4 Home

If you want everything inside your kitchen to look awesome, try this altered oven mitts idea. They are comfortable to wear, and you’ll love them.

81. iPod Sleeve

iPod Sleeve | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
iPod Sleeve Photo by Found In The Ali

If you have strips of scrap leather, then you can make this iPod sleeve. It’s easy to make and very useful for your iPod or gadgets.

82. Puppy Love Dog Bandana

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What a brilliant gift to make for your dog! A cute bandana made from fabric scraps for your adorable pup.

83. Scrappy Floral Skirt

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Add some DIY flair to your plain old skirts. With some strips of fabric scraps, you can make any old garment fashionable!

84. Deconstructed Tribal Shorts

Deconstructed Tribal Shorts | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Deconstructed Tribal Shorts Photo by Sarah Tirona

Like skirts, denim shorts also benefit from some much-needed fabric scraps of color. Make whole new clothes by a simple patchwork devised as an accent in this brilliant sewing idea.

85. Patchwork Belt

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Want to add some style to your outfit? Pick up some scraps of fabric and start sewing this patchwork belt!

86. Tattered Flowers

Tattered Flowers | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Tattered Flowers Photo by Sew 4 Home

You should know how to create ruffles first, so you can create these tattered flowers.

87. Denim & Fabric Scrap Pots

Denim & Fabric Scrap Pots | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Denim & Fabric Scrap Pots Photo by Straightgrain

Dress up your flower pots with these fabric flower pot sleeves. This would make a great gift for teachers. You can also give this to your kid to help him get better organized.

88. Scrap Fabric Tray

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This tray is an easy sewing project from scraps any beginner sewer can make.

89. Half Square Triangle Coin Purse

Half Square Triangle Coin Purse | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Half Square Triangle Coin Purse Photo by Sewing With Scraps

We love this idea of a zipper-designed coin purse from fabric scraps. You can make as many as you want and you give these as gifts.

90. Fabric Scrap Bow Jar

Fabric Scrap Bow Jar | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Fabric Scrap Bow Jar Photo by Running With a Glue Gun

Upcycle your used jars and fabric scraps into something stylish and useful like this fabric scrap bow jar.

91. Pieces Dolls

Pieces Dolls | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Pieces Dolls Photo by Babble Dabble Do

Learning how to make a doll out of your fabric scraps is brilliant, and something that your little girls will adore.

92. Sweet Floppy Bunny

Sweet Floppy Bunny | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Sweet Floppy Bunny Photo by The Sewing Loft

A fun thing to make, and such a wonderful plaything for your kids. Cute and sweet floppy bunny pattern deserving of a designation as your baby’s first toy.

93. Scrap Fabric Rugs

Scrap Fabric Rugs | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Scrap Fabric Rugs Photo by My Poppet Makes

Get rid of scrap fabrics by making cute rugs that are braided and coiled. You can always make a larger rag rug by adding more coils.

94. Hair Flower Ribbon

Hair Flower Ribbon | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Hair Flower Ribbon Photo by Balancing Home

This flower hair accessory can be attached to a barrette, headband, clip, or hair elastic. While this isn’t a sewing craft, it’s still a fantastic scrap busting idea you can have fun with.

95. Scrappy Fabric Eggs

Scrappy Fabric Eggs | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Scrappy Fabric Eggs Photo by Miss Daisy Patterns

Isn’t it fun to look at these adorable DIY Easter eggs? Well then make yours now and enjoy it!

96. Drawstring Bag

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Drawstring Bag Photo by Purl Soho

Sew this drawstring bag from your stash of fabric scraps to carry things you need as you’re on the go.

97. Keyboard Wrist Rest

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Keyboard Wrist Rest Photo by Andsometimesy

This keyboard wrist rest is perfect for those who are always in front of the computer and are typing a lot.

98. DIY Bunny Pillows

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For a quick and easy project for Easter, try these DIY bunny pillows. They make great ideas as basket stuffers and scrap busters, too.

99. Food Covers

 Food Covers | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Food Covers Photo by Spoonflower

Creating food covers is a wonderful and economical way to use your fabric scraps. No more plastic cling wraps you simply throw away after every use.

100. Ruffle Butt Onesies With Letter Appliques

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Create a new look for your baby onesies by attaching a design to it using fabric scraps. Ruffle butts for your baby girls and letter appliques for your boy… Or, you can add the letter applique too on your girl’s ruffled onesies.

101. Patchwork Dress

Patchwork Dress | Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps
Patchwork Dress Photo by Elbe Textiles

With the right combination of fabric, you can come up with this fun and fantastic dress style.

I can say this is an easy project, but be guided. You will have to use certain types of stitching to go with a type of fabric.

Still hungry for more fabric scraps ideas? Watch this video about Projects Using Scraps. Special thanks to National Sewing Circle:

Fabric scraps shouldn’t just be thrown away and forgotten. You can still sew a lot of lovely patterns and designs from fabric remnants. So get to sewing!

Do you have any other ideas for recycled fabric scraps? Please let us know in the comments section below.

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in May 2016, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

4 thoughts on “101 Clever Sewing Projects To Upcycle Fabric Scraps

  1. hotpink says:

    Not too useful. Most of these are patchwork, and so you need lots of extra fabric than just scraps for the bottom layers.

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