Day 104: A Scrappy Scarf

Day 105: Cobaltic Avenue Dress
Day 103: A Sweater Save

One of the problems with refashioning is figuring out what to do with all those scraps!

My scrap drawer runneth over!

When I was first given my sewing machine, a family member gave me a book called Sew Everything Workshop.

by Diana Rupp

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.

Scrappy 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.  :)

Back on the Chain Gang!

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!

My mannequin likes it too!

What are some other scrap-busting ideas you think I should try?


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10 thoughts on “Day 104: A Scrappy Scarf

  1. I am not as creative as you. I’m like a few others who posted and would shoot for a quilt. I’d start with a smaller size like a lap quilt and then donate to a group like Project Linus. Depending on the fabric designs you could put the squares together for a home deco project line a table runner or placemats. Just my 2 cents.

  2. I bought that book as well, when I first got my machine. My first project was the yoga pants. They turned out bad! I do love the book and your scarf turned out brilliant!

  3. one of my Favorite Goodwill finds right now is a homemade patchwork skirt. I get lots of Compliments about it.

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