As I mentioned on Tuesday, I got so excited about working through my fabric scraps that I already finished a project. Using scraps from my Anna K skirt, my Grey Days dress, a blue-grey stretch denim seen here and here, and a salvaged zipper, I made a pencil case.
I’ve already started using it and it’s just right for my drawing supplies!
I still have some more tiny scraps of the Ty Pennington fabric left. Don’t be surprised if they make an appearance in another project! There’s a part of me that wants to make 100 of these little pouches, but that could get unwieldy. They do become less useful and turn into clutter as their numbers grow.
Do you have a standard of how large of a scrap you’ll keep? I know some people are very strict about the size of scrap they’ll keep. I tend to be a little freer with tossing out scraps from the poly-cotton blend sheets that I thrifted before becoming a bit more discerning. I’ll also throw scraps into the yard waste/compost that I know are 100% natural fibers. It’s the beautiful graphic prints that sucker me into keeping their absurdly small scraps!