I save all sorts of fabric scraps. Including the scraps from the tiny quilts I have made. That’s where these little bits come from.
Too cute to be thrown away, right? So don’t!
I also have on hand the card stock that my bias tape was once wrapped around. Any crafty paper will do!
Just place the fabric on the card stock, trim your fabric length or width as necessary. Then sew away, on your sewing machine. I like using a zig zag stitch.
Use that ever handy hole punch and dig through your stash for a bit of ribbon. I love to see what I find, looking for just that right color.
After you thread your ribbon through you have a nice little handmade gift tag. I usually stamp the to: and from: on the back with a brown ink. They also make cute bookmarks for what ever sewing book you might be giving as a gift this year!
These are eye pillows. Just in case you didn’t know. :) It’s another project that I love to sew up using just the scraps from my scrap bags.
There are so many projects that I sew and then I move on to new creations. But I just can’t resist sewing up these eye pillows. They are filled with lavender and organic flaxseed. Whenever I am working with the lavender it gives my sewing room such a relaxing calm smell and feel.
I add the organic flaxseed because it gives the eye pillow a nice added weight. The pillow can be placed in the microwave for 30 seconds, or the fridge if you like some cooler soothing. I personally enjoy them as is.
And when not on your eyes, just tuck it under your bed pillow. It will be sure to give you sweet dreams at night!
Oh scraps are good! So very, very good. I do have a little love affair with them. Fabric love is a real and pure love!
It is a real guilty pleasure for me. Finding something new, anything really, to make using my scraps. It is something I can spend days thinking of.
These coasters are the same ones that I made for the Pillowcase Challenge book. These sets are just made with all new fabrics.
I have so much fun sewing these up. I sit on down with my bags (yes bags) of scraps and dig through them all until I find combination’s that I just feel good about.
I always promise more. And more scrappy fun will be sure to follow.
The final class in my Scrap Happiness series is next Wednesday evening. So start gathering up your scrappy little pieces of fabric, cut them into little squares and come join me!
To celebrate this sewing series of classes, I will also have a little few bits of katie jean treasures to give away to class members. Just to say thank you to all of those fun sewers that participated.
There are still a few spots left and we will also be holding the eye pillow class again. You have a second chance to sew these up for a special Mother’s Day present.
Call The Tin Thimble for registration and the class supply list (916) 652-2134.