Monday, April 8, 2013

What do you do with left over scraps?

I tend to have lots of scraps left over from my sewing projects....not enough to make a top or anything like that, but in the past I made coin purses, wristlets, anything small that didn't require a lot of fabric.  Since I started sewing with knits, I have lots of it left over.  Now, I must admit, I don't know a lot of small projects you can make with knit.  I've been reading posts about making your own underwear, but  I haven't been able to find a pattern that I like, so I thought I would just take apart a pair of underwear that I know fits, so I did just that.  I was pretty surprised with the outcome.   I tried regular elastic, lingerie elastic, but my favorite and easiest by far is foldover elastic

This was left over from the very first top I made, before I got a serger and before I figured out what size I needed to cut out, it actually turned out to big.  But the panties turned out great!

You might recognize this fabric, I made a self drafted tee from this fabric, the panties fit a lot better than the tee did!
 I actually haven't made a top from this fabric, but if you notice the crotch is a  blue cotton knit which I made a self drafted tee.

I was really surprised with the outcome, I love my panties, and they cost next to nothing to make, I think I love that more than anything.  Do you have any left over fabric?   I would love to hear what projects you make with your scraps.

5 comments:

  1. You did a great job on the underwear. I find Kwik Sew patterns to be a great source of undies patterns. Their elastic measurement for the leg is always correct. Isn't amazing how quick and easy they are to make? Stores in my area charge $8 to 10. a pair!
    As for my scraps --- from the knits I make undies, hair scrunchies, tube tops( for my daughter)

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    1. I'll have to give Kwik Sew a try, haven't looked at their patterns. Yes, undies can get expensive, and if you buy cheap, they don't last long. Hair scrunchies....what a great idea, I never thought of that! Thanks for your input!

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  2. Hi Jamie!
    I've made undies me too this week!
    And you can use scraps as embellishment onto others projects...
    I'm following you on GFC to see what you're sewing next :)
    MammaNene

    SergerPepper.blogspot.it

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  3. Thanks for the inspiration. I sew a lot with knits and never thought about sewing underwear with scraps. Thanks for the elastic tip too.

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