Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tuesday Tutorial ~What to do with Thin Scrappy Strips

Do you ever wonder what to do with all those strips of fabric that are a little to thin to sew with but are so cute that you don't want to throw them away. I know they make cute ties on bags of candy and popcorn balls for the holidays. But that hardly puts a dent in these fun strips. On the other hand a Christmas garland is festive and will put these pretty strips to good use. First gather all these pretties.Cut them into about 5-6" lengths. You do not need to be precise in this. I just fold them until they are about the rights size then cut a bunch at one time. You tie these onto a piece of string. I use hemp. I tie a bead on the end of the string so my little pretties don't fall off.Then you just keep adding the little pretties. Pushing them together to make this fun garland.To decorate your Christmas tree. This is a simple project that children can help with. A great way to create not only a fun garland but a Merry Christmas memory.

Another use I have found for thin scrappy strips is fabric twine. I've been making this recently. I do it while I watch a show with my hubby at night.  It is easy, mindless and has many uses. I think it will be festive on holiday packages, or to hang homemade ornaments. Here is the tutorial I used to learn how.

8 comments:

  1. As luck would have it I'm sorting out my scraps today (or starting to) and these are both great ideas for how to use bits up.

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  2. those are good ideas I like how it looks on the tree

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  3. Oh my! Great idea, but I gotta know how long it took to make that garland? My kids, while laughing ask me all the time "Mom is there anything you can't make out of fabric?" This project would answer that question...nope. Thanks for sharing, its always fun to see new and creative ways of using scraps.

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  4. Clever and simple! Great idea!

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