Simple Stashbuster Sewing Projects

I love projects that finish up quickly.  They give me the immediate gratification of completion and allow me to move on to a new project.  This is why I personally prefer crocheting to knitting.  For me a crochet project works up quickly and while I enjoy knitting, it takes me longer to complete.  This is also why I like sewing projects.  I'm not one to sit down and whip up an entire quilt but I do like stitching up quick little things that could be sold or used as gifts.  Small sewing projects can be a great way to use up that stash of extra material we all have hanging around.

Here are some links I found with ideas on how you can use up your stash and whip up some cute things in little or no time:

  • DiyJoy has a list of 49 Crafty Ideas for Leftover Fabric Scraps.  Their list includes the scrap magnets and key fobs pictured but there are additional project ideas for bags, hand warmers, pillows and baskets.


  • Chasing Foxes gives us 8 Easy and Lazy Crafts You Can Make and Sell.  Here you will find a laptop sleeve and a handy Home and Away Cable Cozy to store all of those stray cords.  They also include backpacks and pouches.


  • In this post Crazy Little Ideas gives us drink cozies and a water resistant phone case in their 25 Things to Sew in Under 30 Minutes post.  Included you will also find a 10 minute skirt, a mini wallet, and boot socks made from old sweaters.

  • 100+ Scrap Fabric Projects from Sewing Loft has so many ideas that it was hard to to pick what to show you.  The categories include Embellishments, Holiday, Home Decor, Simple Crafts, and Wearables.  Two of the more unique ideas are fabric covered band-aids and fabric scrap post cards.


I hope you have enjoyed these fun uses for that extra material stash you have hanging around.  There are lots of ideas for gifts, selling or for yourself.  

Check out the other blog posts from Holton Handicrafts for more useful things for you, your pet and your home!