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Are you looking for a way to upcycle all your leftover fabric scraps?
Are you also looking for a way to support small craft businesses without leaving your house?
Why not kill two birds with one stone and support a small business on Etsy (one that might currently be feeling the loss of their storefront or regular craft fair sales) by buying an instant download sewing pattern?
Upcycle My Stuff is supporting Etsy’s #standwithsmall campaign which aims to help small businesses whose face to face trading opportunities have been taken away due to the current pandemic.
All of the patterns linked to below are suitable for upcycling small and medium sized fabric scraps and fabric remnants and off cuts. They are also all being sold by small businesses who need our help right now.
These sewing patterns are available for instant digital download – the ultimate in no contact delivery!
Stay home, upcycle & #standwithsmall!
Scrap Fabric Storage Tubs
This instant download sewing pattern from Rosie Taylor Crafts is for this super cute family of patchwork scrap fabric storage tubs. Perfect for storing different sized scrap fabric for future projects!
Scrap Fabric Coasters
These patchwork coasters are so pretty and because they are so small you can use even tiny scraps to make something totally unique. The sewing pattern is from Michelle Patterns and she describes this project as a great beginners patchwork project.
Scrappy Mountain Quilt Pieces
Leila Gardunia has loads of lovely scrappy quilt piece patterns available to download in her Etsy Shop including these Scrappy Mountain pieces. You can use your blocks in quilts, bags, pouches and other fun projects. So many lovely ideas for using teeny tiny scraps!
Dolly on a Bag
This is definitely one for the grand kids. A useful one for both small and slightly larger sized scraps of fabric.
Have you made your grand kids any clothes lately? If you have scraps leftover, how cute would it be to use those for this project so the dolly and child are wearing the same outfit? The sewing pattern is from Dolly Time.
Soft Toy Elephant
Another sewing pattern great for making your own gifts for little ones is this soft toy elephant form Ric Rac Sews.
Retro Mama sell this lovely pattern bundle for a quilted notions pouch and a patchwork project pouch. So many options and brilliant for gifting!
Ice Cream Patchwork Quilt
If you fancy a larger project to keep you busy, what about this lovely and summery ice cream quilt from Miss Mack Creations? A fun patchwork project for your flowery and geometric scraps. Quilting in the summer? Why not?
Needle Case Sewing Pattern
This is another lovely pattern for using up your teeny tiny but lovely scraps. The sewing pattern is from Sewing Room Secrets.
Button Tab Messenger Bag
This Messenger Bag Pattern from Sandra Healy Designs needs some larger fat quarter sized pieces, but don’t you just love how you can use some pretty scraps for the three button tabs? We had to include it just for those!
Pretty Pillow Sham
This lovely pattern for a patchwork pillow sham is from A Spoonful of Sugar. Her fabric choices for the project sample are pretty lovely too!
Hot or Cold Pack
This is such a sweet gift idea. The sewing pattern from A Little Crispy includes a large and small size to make these comfort packs (that you can fill with cherry pits!) to make a hot or cold pack.
Perfect as a gift and they even come with printable gift tags that include the instructions for using the packs. Oh…and of course look at the lovely scrappy decorations on them!
Monogram Fabric Collage Pattern
Okay, this one is less a sewing pattern and more of a collage pattern, but because it uses teeny tiny leftover scrap fabric, and because you can do it with kids to keep them busy indoors we thought it was one to include! It’s from Webber Works.
Patchwork Book Sleeve
This cute pattern is from The Bobbin Jar. Looks like it would make a good gift idea too!
I hope you’ve been inspired by this article to upcycle all your leftover scrap fabric as well as to support small businesses during these difficult times.
If you are looking for more Etsy gift guides full of lovely small businesses try these:
If you are looking for more scrap fabric inspiration go here:
- 17 Brilliant Ideas for Upcycling your Scrap Fabric
- 14 Ways to Upcycle Fabric Scraps as Gifts for Kids
- Moda Scrap Bag Review
- DIY Fabric Wrapped Hangers: The Scrappy Way!
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