One of the problems with refashioning is figuring out what to do with all those scraps!
When I was first given my sewing machine, a family member gave me a book called Sew Everything Workshop.
It came in really handy for figuring out how to use my machine. I can’t stand the ugly black & white photos that you find in manuals. This book is full of color, and has lots of cute little witticisms to keep you interested in reading it. It comes with a bunch of projects and patterns, too! There was one that always seemed really clever, easy, and unique…The Scrappy Scarf.
I grabbed a bunch of my smaller scraps that I wasn’t really sure what to do with, and cut them into small squares.
Then, I sewed them in a chain diagonally. The book tells you to pin them, but you really don’t have to. The feed dogs will pick up the new square just fine. :)
I kept adding new squares until I reached a length I was happy with. Now I have a fun new scarf, made entirely of scraps that probably would have gotten tossed out!
What are some other scrap-busting ideas you think I should try?