3 Stash-Busting Projects That Use Those Fabric Scraps


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Scrap Projects

Everyone who sews and quilts has been there: their sewing room is bombarded by a ton of excess fabric. There are scraps everywhere, and you have no idea how to get rid of them.


Sure, you could always toss them out, but that’s such a waste. Why would you want to waste perfectly good fabric when there’s probably a use for it?

If you quilt, you can probably turn it into a fabric scrap quilt. Otherwise, finding a use for them can be a challenge. Luckily, I found 3 uses through YouTuber Virginia Lindsay.

The YouTube video covers 3 simple projects that make fabric scraps virtually disappear. Here are the 3 projects so you can choose which ones are best for you!


Bring the 80s and 90s back with these simple DIY scrunchies. Use you fabric scraps to make these, and you’ll have a ton in no time. Not only are they useful, but they’re pretty, too!

With a strip of fabric, insert an elastic like Virginia shows. Then sew the fabric right sides together and flip it right side out. Sew it all together just like in the video, and it’s ready to use!

Sleep Masks

Your fabric stash could also be great for making sleep masks! With a couple pieces of fabric, an elastic band for around your head, and a little bit of cushioning, you can sleep in style.

To sew this up, you’ll need the pattern piece that Virginia provides. You can use that by clicking here.

Stitch it up like Virginia does in her video, then sleep whenever and wherever you’d like. Awesome!

Sunglasses Cases

Making a simple sunglasses pouch is an easy and fast way to use up those scraps. This may also be the easiest project out of the three.

Since she tells you the measurements for the glasses case, sewing this up couldn’t be any easier. Check out her tutorial below!

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Which project will you do?