Kids Crafts: Fabric Scrap Ideas from Around the Web

Posted by Danielle

This afternoon as I was digging through my fun crafty materials I discovered lots of fabric scraps.  Various pieces left over from quilts and other sewing projects in different shapes and colors, tucked away to be discovered and recycled.  If you’re anything like me, you keep random and artful things to use in future projects.  It  is a great way to reduce waste and save on buying new materials.  A win-win situation if you ask me!

I have found some fantastic and inspiring craft ideas via the internet to share with you today.  A perfect stay- indoors -project on a chilly autumn day.  Gather your family and friends together and let’s begin!  If you don’t have any fabric scraps hiding among your craft items, fabric squares are available at lots of art shops and they are inexpensive….good news!

The first project is so adorable and great for all ages.  It also allows children to hone in on their cutting, drawing and gluing skills!  Younger kids may need some assistance with cutting.

Se7en’s Fabric Farmyard Friends 
Grab some of your favorite story books and get inspired by the characters.  Which one will you decide to make?  So many choices!

Here is another great idea for kids of all ages:

Cluck Cluck Sew’s Scrap Craft – 
So easy and so cute!  My favorite part of this cool scrap craft is that it involves so few materials and still manages to look amazing and original!  Collages with mixed items and fabric always look unique….no two are the same.  I think I might put my original piece of artwork in a frame to hang on the wall!  What a perfect way to personalize your child’s bedroom!

This last scrap idea is a bit more involved and includes sewing and using an iron.  A wonderful  project for pre-teen and teenagers!

Cluck Cluck Sew’s Tutorial: Scrap Buster Fall Pillow – 
You can purchase pre-made square canvas pillow covers at craft stores, so don’t worry if you don’t have a sewing machine.  It isn’t necessary to stitch around the appliques, either, unless you want to!  Sewing will reinforce the scraps, but they will stick just fine if you want to skip the sewing part.  Once again, I love this idea because it is one-of-a-kind!  You can use any design and loads of different colours.  I happen to be a huge fan of fall colors, so I think I’ll stick to this lovely tree theme with beautiful autumn colors!

So there you have it, three fabulous fabric scrap ideas for you and your friends to tackle!  We would love to see your projects and creations.

 If you’d like to share a unique scrap creation with us, please send us a photograph!  Two Kids love to share ideas!  

Happy scrapping to you!

Aunt Dani

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4 Comments For This Post

  1. Au Pair Says:

    Love the fabric collages. They look so good! Great idea :)

  2. Danielle Says:

    Thanks! I have so much fabric and I thought, "we need to make something fabulous with this!"…fun to make as well!

  3. Danya Banya Says:

    I love sewing / creating with scraps! Check out my toilet paper roll dolls: http://www.danyabanya.com/2012/09/toilet-paper-roll-dolls.html

  4. Danielle Says:

    Thank you for sharing your scrap dolls with us! We love new ideas and new creative friends!!

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