When you have a lovely hobby such as sewing, you can’t help but hoard lots and lots of beautiful fabrics. Sometimes, even when you only have the tiniest of scraps, you can’t make yourself part with them – so, knowing scrap-busting simple sewing projects help!
Also, if you're new to sewing it can be hard to sort through all fo the sewing patterns out there – which ones are easy and which ones are more challenging. We've removed that barrier for you and found a bunch of simple, beginner-friendly sewing patterns – many that come with easy sewing tutorials for you to follow along with.
Check out these 16 quick and easy scrap-buster sewing patterns that you’ll find yourself making time and time again.
This sewing project is super easy and fast which makes it a great beginner sewing pattern.
Little Guy Tie
Babies in ties are just too cute! These are sturdy ties that are created to look permanently “tied” – so no adjusting necessary. Just secure right around their neck and you’re done!
5-Minute Cloth Napkins
Customize the look of your dining table with this easy cloth napkins tutorial. It is super easy to sew and you’ll see exactly how to make them in under 5 minutes.
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Playing with the alphabet is a great way to help your preschooler learn the alphabet and promote letter recognition, and this easy-to-make fabric alphabet will provide hours of kid-friendly, educational fun!
Insulated Beverage Holders (Koozies)
These fun DIY insulated beverage holders or koozies are the perfect way to ensure your drink stays nice and frosty. These can be made in literally minutes, and they are a perfect sewing project for beginners.
Simple Fabric Heart Coasters
This is a great scrap-busting sewing project, using the inverse applique method. Instead of hearts, you can substitute with any shape you like!
Circle Zip Earbud Pouch
This is definitely simple to make, and a little more fun than the typical rectangular zippered pouch. Fun, quick, and cute! It doesn’t take very much fabric so you could use scraps.
This is a little girls fabric headband and takes under 30 minutes to sew It is a great project for beginners and an excellent scrap-buster!
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DIY Cord Keeper
These cute little cord keepers not only work well to keep your cords from becoming a tangled, jumbled mess, but they also look so pretty, too. Pretty can be important when organizing, If you can sew a fairly straight line, you can surely tackle this easy sewing project.
Splendid Hair Bow
This handmade bow is the quintessential girl hair accessory that goes with everything and is a darling to boot! Grab some scraps and sew a whole half dozen of these.
This sewing project is so fun and bright and colorful. All you really need to worry about is deciding which fabrics and colors to use!
Scrap Savvy Bookmark
Here’s a quick and easy way to make good use out of your tiny scraps and give a little bit of handmade love at the same time. Any avid reader would appreciate these pretty little things!
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Business Card Wallet
This business card wallet is a handy size and would be suitable to hold gift cards or to use when gifting cash. This takes less than an hour to make – you can make a batch from your favorite scraps to have on hand for gifts or for a craft stall.
Quilted Circle Coasters
Whip up these sweet and simple coasters in under an hour, using just a few bits of fabric. These coasters are placed together in squares, then cut to the circle shape.
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Whimsical Key Chains
These little key chains are perfect for showcasing your favorite scrap of fabric or embellishing with button flowers, felt monograms, or whatever you can dream up!
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DIY Pacifier Clips
Using your fabric scraps you can easily sew half a dozen of these beautiful pacifier clips, and not worry about losing those tiny binkies ever again!
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How many of these do you think can you whip out with your current scraps stash? These little sewing projects are not just easy, they are also useful and can be great little gifts you can make friends and family.