Now is a great time to start riffling through all those scraps of fabrics you loved enough to keep. While our stores are closed, we still want you to be able to keep busy and sewing (there is even a few no sew projects!). Here is a link to a great site with great ideas!
Our favorite projects are:
- Phone Case
- Monogram Pouch
- Fabric Flower Pillow
- Dishtowel “Belts”
- Marble Necklace
- Double Layer Circle Skirt (SUPER CUTE!)
- And more!
Can’t to the fabric store now? Need a comfort project? Make a fleece blanket from scraps! Here are the step by step directions to keep your fingers busy and spread some love (and warmth)!
- Cut the fleece into 16 10 x 10 inch squares. You can make them any size you want, you’ll just end up with a different size blanket or need to cut more or less squares. This makes a blanket that would be a good size for a baby or toddler. Just cut more if you want it to be bigger. Lay the squares out in an arrangement that looks nice.
- If you don’t have any pieces that are big enough for a backing, overlap the pieces about 1/2-inch and zig-zag stitch down the middle. Keep reading to see what I mean.
- Start by pinning and sewing each of the rows together first.
- Overlap in a pattern so that one square is on the bottom, and the next square was on top. No need to measure, hust try to be consistent and overlap about 1/2-inch each time.
- After all of the rows are done, you can pin and sew the rows to each other.
- Make sure that the seams from all of the squares line up with each other. The nice thing about the fleece being stretchy is that you can make the seams line up by giving the fabric a little tug before pinning. Again, just a zig-zag stitch here, and I used the same pattern of overlapping that I did with the squares.
- When all of the rows are sewn together, you’ve got your blanket. The edges seemed to be lacking something, so I went around the outside with this curvy, decorative stitch. You could also put some kind of binding on it. Fleece doesn’t fray, so you could just leave it as-is if you want.
Right now, seems like becoming self sufficient and resourceful is more important than ever. Here is a way to eliminate buying paper towels while using fabric remnants you have in abundance in your house! Sharing an idea by Sara McFall, owner and founder of My Merry Messy Life. Here is her website for more good ideas: MyMerryMessLife.com
- Start by rolling one cloth from one short end to the other. Then take each subsequent cloth and roll them the same way, but on top of the previously rolled ones. Here is a picture of the second cloth being rolled on top of the first.
- Then, insert the one huge roll into the oatmeal container and you can pull out the towels one at a time!
- Keep a small trash can in the kitchen where I throw all our cloth products and wash them about once a week – rags, napkins and towels. It is important for the towels and rags to dry before throwing them in the trash, otherwise mildew will set in and it is nearly impossible to get out!
We are all looking for ways to keep our families and communities safe. In light of the shortage of masks available, here is a way to use fabric remnanats around your house, keep your fingers busy and give your mind a well deserved reprieve.
- Discount Fabrics
- Fabric Store
- Upholstery Fabric
- San Francisco fabric
- window treatment
- washing fabric
- dance outfit
- tulle fabric
- Discount Fabric
- Fabric Outlet
- Bridal Fabric
- Wedding Fabric
- Wedding Gown
- bridesmaid’s dresses
- Halloween costume
- Holiday Ideas