How to Make Fabric from your Scraps – Part 1: Irregular Shaped Scraps

Part 1 in a series of different ways you can make fabric out of your leftover fabric scraps from your sewing projects.


– Pile of irregular shaped fabric scraps - all the same colour or similar colours/patterns – Lightweight one side fusible – Matching Thread

Step 1: Choose what size of fabric you will make

Cut your lightweight fusible to the size of your ironing surface.

Step 2: Arrange your scraps

Place it fusible side up on your ironing surface. Next start placing your scraps right side up on top of the fusible.

When you are ready to iron use the cotton setting and press down over each section of your ‘fabric’ for a second or two.

Step 3: Fuse your scraps into place

Step 4: Sewing the joins

Take your 'fabric' to the sewing machine and sew along all the raw edges with a zig-zag stitch.

Step 5: Trim your fabric yardage to size

Cut loose threads and trim your fabric yardage to size.