I Couldn’t Bring Myself to Throw Away the Scraps of Fabric

My boy calls me a hoarder, but I don’t think I am. I’m happy to depart with items of no use, clothing that is too small but when it comes to my fabric. Well that’s a different story! I find it very difficult to throw away any remnants and smalls pieces left over after cutting out a pattern, as I know I will find a good use for them, no matter how small. so here are a few things I have been constructing to make use of those fabric scraps.

I drafted a pattern for a luggage tag to use up some of the “bigger” scraps of fabric.
I used the instructions from Stitch and Hem Blog – but the size pattern sizes were too big. Below are my pattern sizes for making a tag for standard business cards.

You will need fabric, interfacing, plastic/vinyl, elastic or ribbon

pattern for luggage tags
pattern for fabric luggage tags
luggage tags
luggage tags

New key fob for my house keys
Cut 2 pieces of fabric – 3 inches x 2 inches. Add interfacing, length of ribbon and keyring

fabric key fob
fabric key fob

Fabric covered tags for my handmade items
Cut and glue fabric to craft luggage tags (see previous post about swing tags )

Fabric covered swing tag
Fabric covered swing tag

Fabric ribbon
2 inches wide fabric, join widths to make desired length. Fold in the sides, and fold in half (to hide the raw edges), top stitch. Ta da!

Perfect for wrapping up gifts 🙂

abric ribbon
Fabric scraps made into fabric ribbon

Swing tags

Happy Easter Monday and hello April 2013 – oh how the the time is flying this year! It’s that time of the year when one feels they need to have a spring clean and de-clutter the sewing studio space. Whilst trying to do a tidy up, I found plenty of small pieces of wonderful African print fabric that I couldn’t quite bring myself to part with.

Handmade swing tags: With a bottle of glue in one hand, fabric pieces and luggage tags in the other hand, I created these new swing tags for my Etsy items. I think they look pretty interesting, and a nice new ending place for the small scraps of fabric 🙂

MadeByNomes swingtag closeup
MadeByNomes swing tags
MadeByNome swing tags March2013
African Print swing tags for finished items