I’m really amped to join the Stashbusting Sewalong, hosted by Cation Designs and EmSewCrazy. Even though I did a pretty good job last year buying fabric on a per-project basis, I tend to keep tiny scraps of fabric around. It’s overwhelming my tiny fabric closet, it’s verging on hoarding, and I think it’s making it hard for me to start new projects. So, my approach to this challenge may be a little different than other participants since I’ll really be trying to use up my scraps! I’ve signed up to make 6 projects over the course of the year, but I think I may be able to do more. The challenge also comes with monthly themes, which I find exciting!
In preparation for this challenge, I took all of my fabric out and took a picture of it, to see what I’m working with. I knew I’d let my scraps build up but hadn’t realized they’d grown to 5 bags.
The larger pieces (on the top right of the photo) are:
- 1.5 yards of silver linen (2 months old)
- 2 yards of white linen (1 year old)
- 2 yards of African waxed cotton (a favorite gift from my parents this Christmas)
- 2 yards of cotton shirting (2 years old)
The rest of the bigger pieces (bottom right of the photo) are sheets that I’ve been using as muslin or interfacing substitutes. On the top left of the bureau and in the bags are pieces slightly or dramatically under a half-yard as well as garments for refashioning. Instead of ear-marking pieces for projects ahead of time, I will be gathering inspiration over the course of the challenge.
Since my stash is scrap-heavy, I’m really excited that January’s challenge is Itty Bits! I may have gotten so excited that I made a quick scrap project last night during my study breaks. I may have.
Are you joining or considering joining the Stashbusting Challenge?