Kicking off Scraptember!

Greetings, Sewcialists! Morgan here, kicking off Scraptember. The theme this month is simple: use those fabric scraps that we all have to sew up something beautiful and useful!

Creating projects from scraps is a fantastic (and cheap!) way to get creative with colors, textures and shapes. Here are a few of my inspirations for this month:

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These tops from OAOA have cool pieced sections inset in simple garments.

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A tank like this would be great for larger scraps and would work well with a pattern like the Wiksten or Tiny Pocket tanks that so many of us have in our pattern arsenal.

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This Sass & Bide top plays with interesting trims in between larger blocks of color and print and would look great in a woven or knit.

Sewing scrap garments can be as experimental or as simple as you like. If you enjoy the structure of using a pattern, consider using scrap pieces to sew up one of these:

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Seamster Pattern’s Yellowtail Tank

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Vogue 1247

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Deer & Doe Centauree

Finally, one of my favorite ways to sew with scraps is by making undies! Why not use Scraptember as an excuse to crank out some useful and cute new underthings for yourself or your loved ones? Our very own Gillian got Scraptember jump-started by making a undies out of her knit scraps.

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I’ll be back soon with more inspiration! In the meantime, please do share your scrappy makes in the Sewcialist Flickr pool if you’d like to be included in the end-of-month round-ups. Feel free to add #scraptember hashtag if and when you post anywhere else in sewing blog land.

And share: what are your favorite scrap-busting projects and patterns?