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Published on January 20th, 2011 | by Maria


Five Projects You Can Make Using Leftover Fabric Strips

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When I use fabric that I’ve thrifted, such as bed sheets and pillowcases, I end up with tons of leftover strips of fabric. Luckily, there are so many wonderful projects that you can create using some simple strips of fabric left over from another crafting endeavor. Here are five ways that you can use up those fabric strips you may have acquired over your crafty years.

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Hey there! I'm Maria Raffaelle and I currently live in Chicago, IL. I have a passion for all things eco-friendly in makeup, skincare, haircare, and fashion. The crafter in me loves to put a DIY twist on beauty too! One of my goals is to help women realize that they are all beautiful; no matter their size, shape, or skin. Let's celebrate the beauty in each of us, together!

10 Responses to Five Projects You Can Make Using Leftover Fabric Strips

  1. KraftyKatina says:

    Wonderful!!! I have SOOOOO many fabric scraps laying around. Now I’ve got some inspiration to use them up! The wreath is so great!

  2. Dawn says:

    I LOVE these ideas!! And some more great crafting blogs to view. Thanks for sharing!

  3. debbie says:

    on create telivision channel nine, i saw an episode on how to cut one peice of string from a t- shirt, please send me those directions. thanks.

  4. shevonn says:

    maybe i should make a skirt with the fabric i have what should i make?

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  6. BERNICE says:

    I created a colorful boa with fabric strips. I used a length of heavy cord. Start with a longer than what you want for finished product. A boa is generally 2 yards long, but tying on the fabric strips does tend to warp the final measurement. So I started with a 3 yard piece, cord or wide ribbon could be used as as the base. Each strip of fabric, 6 inches long about 1 inch wide was looped over the cord and tied with a dove knot (macrame). It ends up nice and fringy and as colorful as you wish. In addition to odds and ends of fabric, I also incorporated yarn strips, ribbon ends and bias tape and ric rac ends. What else can you do with a piece of ric rac that is 6 inches long? There is a photo of the 2 that I have left (project was several years ago for a presentation). Photo is on our store web site In search field, enter 9999933744 to see the 2 remaining. If left in a long piece, they could be a colorful boa for clowns, etc. On shorter pieces (with the burgundy one, I ran out of enough fabric and ends to look right) so connected the ends to make a cowl-style collar drape with looks great on a wench outfit.
    Thanks for your ideas and for sharing them. Hope my idea gives you another direction to consider! Bernice

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