How To: Use Leftover Fabric Scraps

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For those of you who've used fabric in your January Jumpstart projects, we've complied a roundup of simple ways to use your leftover scraps. These are just a few ideas we found on the web...add your own suggestions (and links) in the comments below.



Top: These Swatch Portraits from the Purl Bee are super easy. All it takes to make them is a remnant and an embroidery hoop. Click here for the step-by-step instructions.

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How About Orange is full of easy, good-looking projects. (Jessica is so creative!) We love this Vintage Fabric Wall Art made from fabric scraps and paper. Click here for the how-to.

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One idea from Martha Stewart: make lavender sachets with leftover squares. It's a simple project, and you can use the sachets to keep linens smelling fresh. They also make a great gift. Click here for how-to instructions.

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If you have a lot of assorted leftovers, you can make napkins out of colored fabrics. We love this project from the Purl Bee because it ties together a hodge podge of colors with the same binding trim. If you have less fabric, use the same concept to make coasters instead of napkins. For the step-by-step instructions, click here.

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Lisa Congdon made this patchwork pillow for ReadyMade. It's a little more complicated than the other projects listed above, but the results are really stunning. Click here for the step-by-step.

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