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Friday, 26 August 2016

Scrap Busting

Fabric scraps

I have a fabric scrap problem.  



'I still have 2 more boxes of scraps to go through. They seem to multiply all on their own! I think my 2016 resolution might be to be scrap free.'

Well, it's almost September 2016 and I have barely looked at sorting through fabric scraps. 


I have some huge sewing projects coming up and there are some sewing room organisation goals to achieve before the sewing can commence. Like having all sewing paraphernalia actually in the sewing room. 

This means more decluttering and the easiest thing to declutter first is fabric scraps and UFO's - which is what Finish It Friday is all about. 

Almost all the scraps that remain are natural fibres and seeing as natural fibre fabric costs an arm and a leg these days I'd prefer to use them up rather then simply discard them. 

My plan is to trim it all up into strips that will be used either for binding or for a fabric scrap busting sewing project that I have planned.


I held onto this linen top I'd made thinking I might reclaim the fabric. It's been washed once or twice and the colour has faded so I think it's just going to go into the donation box.

Scrap Busting - Fabric Strips

I'm surprised at the quantity of strips I was able to get out of just a few scraps, once they're all joined I should have a couple of meters out of binding. Onto the next colour now.

Project started:

2014

Last worked on the project:

Today!! Woohoo!

Still to do:

Press, measure, mark-up and cut into strips. I'm forging forward on my plan to be fabric scrap free.

Scrap Busting - making fabric strips from scraps #FinishItFriday

Update on the Crochet Butterfly Ribbon

Crochet Butterfly Ribbon

Was there progress?

No. I didn't frog it. I did cut the yarn and finished off.

#FinishItFriday
That's it for another week of #FinishItFriday. Happy Finishing!

If you're working on your own UFO's use the hashtag #FinishItFriday on:
 Twitter , Google+ , Facebook , and Instagram .

I'll be looking for them to share but it always helps if you remember to tag me at Purfylle.

See previous Finish It Friday projects.

1 comment:

  1. Would you like my fabric scraps too? I have TONS.... I deal with them by ignoring them.

    Good luck with your scrapbusting!

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