How to Reuse Fabric Samples
Fabric swatches are the workhorses of a designer’s toolbox. Repurpose discontinued fabric samples to extend their life and visual appeal. Mix and match sample fabrics to inject bursts of pattern and color into your space. The possibilities are endless for fun and creative decorating projects.
What do you do with fabric swatch books?
You can either punch holes directly into the paper or use clear plastic sleeves to hold the pages and store everything in a binder once the swatches have been attached to a piece of paper. I prefer to use clear plastic sleeves.
What can I use fabric samples for?
Small scraps of fabric, such as swatches, lend themselves easily to handmade bows, which can be added to hair accessories such as ties and headbands. I use them to add a handmade touch to gifts and tie to tree branches during the holidays, and they’re also adorable attached to your pet’s collar.
What can I make out of upholstery samples?
Upholstery samples can be used to make everything from bookmarks to rugs, and many are at least partially backed with paper, making them more durable and less prone to fraying.
How can fabric samples be reused?
Repurpose discontinued fabric samples into fun and creative decorating projects for your home to extend their life and visual appeal.
- Craft Projects.
- Personal Touches.
- Seasonal Decor.
- Reuse fabric samples to make one-of-a-kind accent pillows for your home’s seating and bed coverings.
What can I do with upholstery swatches?
Upholstery Fabric Scraps Can Be Used in 10 Different Ways
- Book covers. Reinforce worn-out book covers with fabric. Lampshades.
- Tote bags.
- Table or mantel runner.
- Wall decor.
- Reusable hot and cold herbal compress pillow.
- Jewelry holder.
What is the best thing to sew for beginners?
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- DIY Plush Cactus Decor.
- DIY Felt Fox Purse.
- DIY Gift Card Holder.
- Corduroy Bean Bags.
- Quick-sew Drawstring Storage Bag.
- DIY Doll’s Bed Mattress.
What are easy things to sew?
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- Phone-Charging Station.
- Portable First-Aid Kit.
- Zipper Pouches.
- Pattern Weights.
- Luggage Tag Labels.
- 15-Minute Picnic Blanket via Flamingo Toes.
- Fabric Baskets via The Polkadot Chair.
What can I make with 1 yard of fabric?
You can only make certain styles of tops, skirts, and dresses with 1 yard of fabric; depending on the width of the fabric, 36u201d long fabric can give you more or less fabric to work with; 36u201d long fabric equals 1 yard of fabric, regardless of the width of the bolt.
How do you remove fabric backing?
With a hot (old) iron, removing the paper backing is simple. Set the iron to very hot and iron on the paper backing. After one or two seconds, peel off the paper.
What can I make with a small amount of fabric?
100 Ingenious Ideas for Repurposing Fabric Scraps
- Phone Case.
- Monogram Pouch.
- Fabric Flower Accent Pillow.
- Kitchen Decorating DIY u2013 Make Your Own Dishtowel Belts.
- Marble Necklace.
- Cute and Easy DIY Double Layer Square Circle Skirt.
- Chapstick Holder.
- Cuddle Pillow.
What can I make with fabric scraps?
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- Fabric Scrap Key Chains. Fabric scrap keychains Photo by Craftiness is not Optional.
- Balm Holder.
- SD Card Holder.
- Mini Zipper Pouch.
- Tissue Holder.
- Baby Bibs.
- Key Ring Chapstick Holder.
What can I do with tiny fabric scraps?
Fabric Trimmings in 10 Different Ways
- Kid Crafts.
- Textile Art.
- Note Cards.
- Gift Wrap.
- In The Garden.
- Organize Sewing Needles.
- Clean Your Machine.
- In The Garden.