Scraps of Fabric to Sew Gifts

Economical Gift Solutions that will be Remembered

If you sew, odds are that you have scraps of fabric that you just couldn't part with! Here are gifts you can make using those scraps to create gifts that will be remembered and used for years to come.
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    Scrunchie
    Scrunchie. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Sew a bag full of scrunchies using up you r fabric scraps or make one to match the outfits you make as gifts. Scrunchies are a great way to painlessly hold a ponytail in place!
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    Yo-Yo Doily
    Yo-Yo Doily. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com

    Once you've mastered how to sew a simple fabric yo-yo, you are bound to have a bag full ready to sew into a great gift. A simple fabric yo-yo

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    Finished Insulated Lunch Sacks
    Finished Insulated Lunch Sacks. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Everyone is thinking green and learning that a bagged lunch will save money over buying lunch everyday. Make someone on your gift list an insulated lunch bag so they can safely take their lunch everyday in a bag that is made from fabric that suits the person.
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    Completed Fabric Checkbook Cover
    Completed Fabric Checkbook Cover. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Writing checks usually means paying bills. Make the task a little enjoyable by creating a checkbook cover that will make the person smile by using fabric that is fun.
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    Trick Wallet
    Trick Wallet. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    A dollar bill or a gift certificate added inside this wallet is going to create a fun, magic gift... and you get to use up scraps of fabric to make this unique gift!
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    Sew a Men's Billfold
    Men's Billfold. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Sew a mens wallet with this free pattern as a gift or just to have a wallet made in a fabric that expresses who the owner is.
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    Fabric Women's Wallet with a Change Section
    Fabric Women's Wallet with a Change Section. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Free Pattern & Directions to Sew a Fabric Women's Wallet With a ... A women's wallet is a small item that can cost a fortune. Use your fabric scraps to sew wallets that are you and leave you with money to put in the wallet!
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    Eye Glass Case Made with Interfaced Cotton Fabric and Flannel Lining
    Eye Glass Case Made with Interfaced Cotton Fabric and Flannel Lining. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Use your scraps to sew a personalized eye glass case. Anyone who doesn't wear their glasses all the time is bound to appreciate even more that one eye glass case.
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    An Insulating Can Wrap
    An Insulating Can Wrap. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    A great gift from scraps that will not only keep cans cold but make a can recognizable as to which one belongs to who.
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    Dish Liquid Bottle Apron
    Dish Liquid Bottle Apron. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    A little gift that can be personalized with embroidery or by making the apron match the curtains. Something personalized is always a welcome gift.
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    Potholders, Mitts and Hot Pads
    Potholders, Mitts and Hot Pads. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Use up your scraps making potholders, oven mitts or hot pads as gifts for the people on your list or to add to food baskets being given away in your area.
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    Hanging Hand Towels
    Hanging Hand Towels. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Scraps of fabric added to dollar store towels make them special and very usable... my favorite ones are hanging by the garage door to keep the dirt from traveling into the house.
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    Create Cards with Fabric Windows

    Cards And Gift Tags With Fabric Insets
    Cards And Gift Tags With Fabric Insets. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Create your own cards and use up your smallest fabric scraps at the same time by creating cards with fabric windows.
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    Christmas Tree Ornaments
    Christmas Tree Ornaments. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Use up scraps of lace, eyelet, trim and fabric to create Christmas tree ornaments that are bound to become family heirlooms. You'll find free patterns and directions for Christmas tree ornaments, that will give you a whole new reason to save your tiniest scraps in this gallery.
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    Cat Mouse Toy with Catnip
    Cat Mouse Toy with Catnip. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Keep the pets on the gift list without breaking the bank by sewing toys... toys that will turning favorites!
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    Fabric Baby Grab Ball
    Fabric Baby Grab Ball. Melissa Kadinger, Licensed to About.com
    Use all the bright colors to make this baby grap ball... nice small sections make this ball easy for a baby to grip and hold.
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    Two Variations of the Tooth Fairy Pillow
    Two Variations of the Tooth Fairy Pillow. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Personalize this pillow and it's bound to be saved long after the baby teeth are gone.
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    Embellish Sweatshirts and Tee Shirts
    Embellish Sweatshirts and Tee Shirts. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Sweatshirts and tee shirts are on the inexpensive side of a wardrobe but they don't have to look inexpensive. Dress up plain clothes using your scraps of fabric and the free directions provided for dressing up tee shirts and sweat shirts.
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    How to Sew A Simple Sachet

    Here's a simple project that makes a great little gift or package decoration. Use up fabric scraps and your trim scraps making these sachets. A simple sachet is a great beginner sewing project.
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    A Finished Removable Money Hiding Bra Pocket
    A Finished Removable Money Hiding Bra Pocket. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Is there a women who travels on your gift list? Use scraps to sew this Money Hiding Bra Pocket which will keep her travel funds safe. She'll think of you while she travels.
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    Hood Scarf
    Hood Scarf. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Use lengths of fleece scraps to create this hood scarf... a useful scarf and hood in one.
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    Potporri Pie! - - A Pie Made with Fabric and Potpourri

    Add fragrance to your home with this decoration.
    Potpourri Pie!. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Use up your pie crust colored scraps to created this potpourri pie and add fragrance to the room.
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    Directions to sew a Grocery Bag Caddy
    Grocery Bag Caddy. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Sew this simple grocery bag caddy to match the household of the gift recipients. It's a great way to keep the bags from taking over the house!
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    Pocket Pack Tissue Cover
    Pocket Pack Tissue Cover. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    A great little gift in today's germ world... a step to protect and entice the recipient to have the tissues handy.
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    Toiletry Pouch With a Zipper Closure

    Toiletry Pouch With a Zipper Closure
    Toiletry Pouch With a Zipper Closure. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Even if the gift recipient doesn't travel a lot, this is a handy pouch to use at home as well as on the road. Use your scraps of fabric and zippers to finish this handy pouch.
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    Bitter Cold Face Warmer
    Bitter Cold Face Warmer. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Sleigh riding, waiting for the bus or shoveling snow are just a few of the times this face warmer is going to be appreciated and it only takes scraps of fleece fabric to sew one!
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    Directions to Sew Your Own Fuzzy Dice
    Sew Your Own Fuzzy Dice. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    A perfect small gift for a car buff or a retro lover. Use scraps of fur to sew them in the color to match the recipients car or room.
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    Fast & Easy Cool Neck Scarf. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Does a person on your gift list work in the heat? This may be the perfect gift and it will use up thos strips of fabric you have been holding on to.
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    Canning Jar Covers
    Canning Jar Covers. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Use fabric scraps to make canning jar covers even if you didn't make jam or pickles. Add a buttonhole and you have a way to collect coins in any room of the house.
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    Learn to Dress Toy Snake

    Toy Snake Diagram
    Toy Snake Diagram. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Use lots of color scraps to create a colorful learning toy when you sew this learn to dress toy snake.
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    Directions to sew a Hand Towel Bib
    Hand Towel Bib. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    All you need is a hand towel or finger towel, scraps of knit fabric and a piece of hook and loop tape to create a bib that really works to keep clothes clean. Don't be surprised if the recipie4nt asks for more!
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    Basket Liner for a Rectangle Basket
    Basket Liner for a Rectangle Basket. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Transform a basket and make it appealing to use by sewing a liner with your fabric scraps. They make a great catch all in almost any room in the house. These are a great place for the guys to empty their pockets at night!
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    How to Sew a Basket Liner for Any Basket
    Basket Liner for Any Basket. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Follow these directions to make a basket liner from your scraps of fabric as a great gift.
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    Directions to Sew a Child's Fabric Shape Book
    Child's Fabric Shape Book. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    The more scraps you use the better when making this fabric book as a teaching toy. This gift is bound to be saved and handed down.
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    Envelope Style Travel Tissue Cover
    Envelope Style Travel Tissue Cover. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Any young lady would love having this handy pouch to cover not only tissues but sanitary products in their purse. Sew one for every young lady on your gift list!
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    Fur Steering Wheel Cover
    Fur Steering Wheel Cover. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    Anyone who has to get in a hot or a cold car is bound to appreciate this fur steering wheel cover so their hands aren't subjected to the extremes.
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    Fabric Book Cover
    Fabric Book Cover. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    You probably have scraps large enough to make this fabric book cover. Make a gift that will be used and loved by any book lover.
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    Make Your Own Travel Games
    Make Your Own Travel Games. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    The parents and the kids will love this as a gift. Use up all size fabric scraps making this great travel toy. The more colorful the better to keep the kids entertained in the car or camping.
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    Fabric Gift Bottle Bag
    Fabric Gift Bottle Bag. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    If you have 6 1/2" of 45" wide fabric left over, you have enough to sew a bag to gift wrap a bottle.
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    Cell Phone Cases
    Cell Phone Cases. Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
    It seems like everyone has a cell phone but do they have a special holder for their phone? Sew one that reflects the person or personalize the case to make it even more special.