Patchwork Crafts

Scraps of fabric are very useful for making crafts, selling them and thus recovering investment in fabrics. Here we will show you what you can do with each type of delay, depending on its texture, composition and size.

If you have all the scraps together in a large bag, the first thing you should do is classify them by size into 3 parts: The large ones can be used to make buns or hair ponytails, the strips and scraps that you think are useless, really They work as filling for cushions or pillows.


The first thing you should do is know the measurement. You can take it by placing the elastic around your wrist in such a way that it is well positioned, leaving about a centimeter for the seam, and then cutting off the excess.

Cut the right scrap of the fabric, which should measure at least twice the measurement of the elastic as a reference, the piece of fabric measures 47.5 x 7 cm wide.

Take the piece of fabric, fold it in the longest half to pass a seam along the entire length of the fabric, secure the end of the strip with a safety pin and then take a crochet hook to hook with the safety pin, In this way, pass it along the entire inside of the strip and thus pull the fabric until you reach the other end. When finished, the fabric should be in the shape of a tube.

Hold the strip of elastic and insert it into one of the ends of the fabric, then you will hold it with a safety pin and then pull it with the crochet needle to the other end of the fabric, in this way pulling it to join it with the other end of the elastic, remove the gain filter and pull both ends of the elastic to be able to remove both ends well.

Now, the only thing left is the seam to seal the hair tie. Hold the two ends of the elastic with a pin and sew the ends on both sides on the machine. And finally you only have to close the tip of the fabric, to do this fold the seam allowance inward, then insert the other end inside it, secure them with a pin and then seal them with the seam on the machine.




An important fact!

For this last step, we recommend changing the normal presser foot for a drag foot, if you have a super thick fabric (which is preferable to use for this type of crafts).

When finished, the seam of the fabric should look straight and the only thing you would need is to arrange the fabric of the bow tie by stretching it little by little.



  • large cushion fabric
  • A zipper
  • A pencil case to guide you

This pencil case is very simple to make, first you must take the closure that you are going to use and measure it with the fabric (it must have the same length measurement). In case you have an extra zipper, you just have to cut it and that’s it, keep in mind that you need other scissors apart from the ones you use to cut the fabric, this way you prevent your fabric cutting scissors from being damaged.

Now take two rectangles of the same height as the zipper and 4 cm long with the same fabric as the pencil case to sew the zipper reinforcements. When you finish cooking them, take one of the pieces of the pencil case and open the zipper to place it right side of the fabric on top of it. Place some pins along the zipper so you can hold it and sew it on the machine.

Important Information!

Once the seam is done, change the basic presser foot for a regular one to topstitch the entire seam you just sewed.

Once I finish sewing the zipper on the right side of the fabric, you will be left with white inside and the outside, the color you have chosen for the pencil case.

The last thing left to finish with the pencil case is to open the closure and put the pieces together right by right, secure them with some pins to proceed to sew along the entire missing edge.

When you finish sewing the missing edges, use scissors to trim the ends so you can turn the pencil case over, and that’s it!

The fabric that you can implement can be quilted, for cushions, with leather or with thick fabrics, also with corduroy. All of these heavy fabrics work to make these holsters.


Take the piece of fabric, place the cell phone and draw roughly the size the lining should be. Then cut out two rectangles of the same size. Once the fabric is cut out, take both parts and sew along all the edges except the one at the top of the fabric.

Then fold the lining on the part where it was not sewn, fold approximately 2 cm outwards and sew a seam on the inside of the lining. When finished, trim the excess folded edge.

Finally, take a strip of fabric (it can be the same one you used for the lining or a different one, do it to your liking). Cut the ends of the strip with scissors and then use a lighter to burn the ends so that they do not fray. Place one of the ends in the front but inside the lining and then place the other in the back. So leave a small hole between both strips, so that when you charge your cell phone you can hang it from the charger.