DIYing certain things can save you lots of money. It’s a great way to follow some trends without ever breaking the bank or even spending anything. It’s also a nice way to get your creative juices flowing. If you’re a craft and creative gal, you’ve probably done your share of DIY around the house and from those DIYs, you probably also have accumulate quite an amount of fabric scraps. Instead of throwing these scraps away, why not turn them into something useful as well? Take a look at our list of things to do with fabric scraps and take inspiration from them for your next DIY project.
- Braided bracelet / cuff – we’ve all seen DIY braided leather cuffs / bracelets and they look quite chic, if you ask me, so why not try making your own out of fabric scraps? Cut several strands of fabric, depending on how thick you want your bracelet / cuff to be and what style of braiding you’re going to use then proceed to braid and once you’re done, cap it off with a closure of your choice. It’s easy, simple and chic and it’s something that you can actually use everyday with casual outfits. Try combining fabrics in different colors and with different textures to achieve an interesting look.
- Bib necklace – looking for a DIY project for fabric scraps that’s stylish and cute? Try making a fabric scrap bib necklace. Bib necklaces are hot and on-trend right now and creating your own from fabric scraps is a cool way to ensure that you won’t be bumping into anyone anywhere with the same necklace. in short, it’s cool and unique! Plus, all the things you need for this project are readily available at home or from your local craft shop.
- Fabric scrap rosettes – here’s something you can do with ALL of your fabric scrap and not run out of things to put them on. Fabric scrap rosettes are the perfect embellishment to just about anything. Make one out of fabric scrap and slap it on to any of your things that you think need prettifying and see how the rosette instantly gives the item character and charm. Rosettes can made in different sizes, styles and colors and you can put them on pillows, shirts, scarves, belts, headbands, clips, and so much more. You can even use them to embellish small, boring stuff around the house!
- Book covers – to the bookworms and craft junkies out there, here’s something you should definitely make with those fabric scraps: fabric book covers! Protect your beloved books from the ugly signs of wear and tear by covering them in cute fabric covers. This may require a bit of sewing but nothing a beginner at sewing can’t handle. Covering your books in fabric book covers preserves the beauty of your books and also makes them look gorgeous while they sit on your bedside table, your book shelf or your desk. Cool idea for scrapbooks and agendas, too.