for the love of scraps :)

by Nova on April 26, 2011

To say I love sewing with scraps is probably a bit of an understatement ;). For me, that feeling of satisfaction when you make something useful or beautiful from almost nothing, (or something that was destined for the rubbish bin) is just fab.

Are you a scrap~a~holic too? How do you sort & store your scraps? I have a tub that I throw scraps into as I work on projects, then when it’s full it gets tipped out, scraps are colour coded  and put into plastic tubs ready for another adventure. I am also guilty of saving the smallest morsels of fabric, you just never know…. it might turn out to be just the piece I need in a future project ;)

Tired of feeding yummy scraps to a dull plastic tub that sits on my cutting table, I thought they deserved something a little more, well, nicerer, to live in. So, for my project for the Pre-Cuts Issue of Fat Quarterly (Issue 5) I came up with a Scrap Bucket made from fat quarters with optional  ‘scissor’ & ‘scraps’ embroidery designs…

All details, directions to construct the fabric bucket & the embroidery designs to transfer are  inside Issue 5 of Fat Quarterly, available to purchase from 27th April.



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