Fabric Stash Buster Ideas

Here are 10 Fabric Stash Buster Ideas with step by step tutorials to inspire you to create something from all of those little pieces of pretty fabric that we crafters tend to hoard collect.

You can find many more Fabric Craft Ideas on this blog, some of my favorites are this How to make a Puff Quilt and DIY Scrunchies. All of the leftover fabric can be used to make small projects.

Fabric Stash Buster Ideas

Fabric Stash Busters are my favorite type of projects to make! You already have the fabric needed on hand. Earlier in January when I asked my Facebook followers what craft stash they wanted to find projects for, many of them answered Fabric! So I went looking for more Fabric stash buster ideas and found so many good ones that I decided to put this post together.

Fabric Stash Buster Ideas

Take a look at all 10 of these tutorials and I am sure you will find a project for that will be perfect to use up your bin of fabric scraps.

This patchwork mug rug by Smashed peas and carrot might be the most adorable thing ever to be sewn from fabric scraps. Find the tutorial here.

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This pin cushion by Creative Green Living is a simple way to use those little fabric bits. It is such a cute project and I love how she incorporated a teacup into it.


This HOUSE SHAPED PILLOW WITH NO SEWING  by Smiling Colors is a fun way to use up those fabric scraps to make a nice home decor item that is whimsical and unique.


This Duct tape pouch by Sew what Alicia is an almost no sew project that would be perfect for kids to make.

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Make these beautiful DIY altered notebooks: How to Cover a Book with Fabric + glue by Smiling Colors with just some fabric and glue. Yes, no sewing involved.

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These Bookmarks by Smashed Peas and Carrots are a quick project to complete with those small pieces of fabric and would go perfectly with the book you just altered.

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This Homemade heating pad by Six Dollar Family is such a great idea for those beautiful fabric scraps and your tired muscles will be thankful for it.

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This sunglasses case by Smashed peas and carrots is perfect for those summer days with big beach totes.

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Sew what Alicia shows you how to make these adorable Fabric scrap pom poms in just a few easy steps. These would look great decorating a basic zippered pouch!

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This storage bag tutorial by Six Dollar Family shows you how to make a bag with just 1/4 yard of fabric. And you can easily customize it to match your kids favorite characters.

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Let me know in the comments below which one of these are your favorite and which one made it to your project list!

Happy sewing (or no sew fabric gluing!)

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  1. Hi, I just looked at your list of projects because my 10 year old grandson has expressed a desire to sew. He doesn’t have access to a sewing machine (lives in another state) and I am not really a sewing person, though I have basic knowledge. One of his friends made him a bag for his “treasures” and that got him interested. Anyway, I would LOVE to have your input as to simple hand sewn projects for little boys to make. Easy, not girly, and fun to do. Thanks so much. I think I will cut him some fabric for the bookmarks and the heating pads. That might be a good start.

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