Money is tight sometimes, but that shouldn't mean you have to stop giving great gifts. However, finding a way to use what supplies you already have in a way that is useful can be tricky.
Today, I've taken some of the guess work out of the situation for you!
I've rounded up my favorite 11 items that you can make with scrap fabric. And let me tell you, these great gifts that cost zero money to make are all things people will actually ENJOY receiving!
NO FABRIC? If you have an old sweater, make these instead!
11 Scrap Fabric Projects for Free Handmade Gifts
These gifts are fabulous for any time of the year, Christmas, birthday, or just because. Gathered from some of the greatest minds on the internet, these FREE handmade gifts (made from scrap fabric) are sure to be an instant hit with anyone in your life.
So let's get right to it check out these easy things to make with fabric!
I think these are adorable as is, but you could use any scrap fabric you have!
Imagine Christmas fabric, Halloween themes, vintage fabrics... the possibilities are limitless!
What's not to love about these vintage yo-yos? I mean, they are just the bee's knees!
You could even throw these sweet things on a hair clip or two! A 15 minute scrap fabric project!
Again, these would be so cute with any fabric scraps you have laying around.
Also, if you don't have velcro you could just a loop and button method to close the cozie. Or you could even do a buttonhole!
Ok, I am absolutely IN LOVE with this one! Can you imagine kicking this project up a notch and getting all the kids and grandkids to turn their handprints into personalized squares with their names underneath... then turning it into a quilt for grandma??
And if you don't have solid color scrap fabric, just use a pattern with a bold contrasting color thread!
Great little stocking stuffer! My favorite is the one with the initial! Get the keychain part here if you don't have one.
Don't these just call to you? I love the fabric that they used for the original project, but so many other patterns would be great as well!
Be sure not to use any metal since they will be placed in the microwave!
Great for the person in your life who always has chapstick. I definitely have a few!
For those of us who still own a camera that ISN'T attached to our phones, this would be such a sweet gift!
These funky little hot pads have such a great design! Never worry about your fingers slipping off and grabbing the hot pan again!
This idea is very similar to the cup cozy, but functions as a cord keeper! For the person in your life who travels a lot, this would be wonderful!
Brilliant. Everyone should have one!
Or maybe you have another idea of what you want to make but don't have enough scrap fabric to fit the project?
You could just take your scraps and make whole fabric with this technique!
READ THE REST OF THE FREE HANDMADE GIFT SERIES HERE:
14 Great Gifts from Repurposed Items
11 Great Gifts from Scrap Fabric
13 Great Gifts for Kids
5 Great Gifts from Blank Paper
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