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11 Ways to Use Up Scrap Fabric (even the teeny tiny bits!) I have a lot of fabric scraps.  (Okay, that’s an understatement.)  If you’re like me, you’re constantly looking for ways to use them.  And if you’re like me, you also know to never, ever throw textiles away!! (If you didn’t know that, I’m telling you now.)  😉 So what to do with those tiny pieces?  These are a few suggestions, but the list could go on and on! 1.  Piece strips into a striped fabric that can be used for small projects like zipper pouches. scrapfabric;pouch 2.   Use tiny scraps and bits of lace for textile jewelry. scrapfabric;necklace 3.  Make a crazy quilt. 4.  Embellish accessories, like wrist cuffs. scrapfabric;cuff 5.  Very tiny pieces of textile (like the trimmings that result from using a serger) can be saved for stuffing toys or art dolls. 6.  Cotton scraps are great for English paper piecing.  (EPP tutorial here.) scrapfabric;epp 7.  Use small bits of beautiful fabric to create buttons with the Dritz Craft Cover Button Kit or a similar kit. scrapfabric;buttons 8.  Small pieces can be bonded to an adhesive (like Heat n Bond) to create appliques.  Using the iron-on adhesive makes it easy to cut out small or intricate pieces, too. hoodrat 9.  Just tired of looking at the same old fabric?  Organize a scrap swap with fellow crafters who might feel the same! 10.  If the idea of acquiring even more fabric doesn’t sound like a good idea, gift your scraps instead of swapping them. 11.  If you absolutely cannot think of what you’d like to do with your extra fabric, donate it to Goodwill.  If it’s too small to sell, they will still send the fabric off to be recycled. What are some of your ideas for using scrap fabric?  I’d love to hear! scrapfabric