Today I am bringing not a full garment refashion but some ideas on how to use all the leftovers that you cut from your refashions. I know I have a full stash of them. Now, I don't have photos of some of the befores because they were cut a while ago, some of them quite before I even started blogging, but I hope you enjoy the ideas.
So, what things can we do with scraps from our refashions?
- If your scraps are too small just cut them and make quilts, baskets, etc... use your imagination.
I've been using scraps for many years to make things like that, but I've used the greatest among of them in a bed duvet cover that I haven't even finish... I mixed them with bits of other fabric scraps I had and it's been my biggest project in patchwork... which i don't do that often but love to do and see from others.
- Lining. when a garment is a bit damaged I often use bit of it for the lining of other pieces. Too often I mix fabric I bought (in my stash) with refashioning items. I've done that recently with the romper I made for my niece. The top I used for the lining wasn't usable in so many parts, but it was just perfect for lining the romper, it matched perfectly the flowers in the linen fabric from the skirt I refashioned.
- Bigger scraps are sometimes just enough to make clothes for the little ones. This cardigan was made from the sleeves I took off of a dress I refashioned for myself. The black bias on the cardigan was cut from the lining of a black dress and turned into bias. As I said before, use your imagination, things can be re-used in so many different ways.