Scrap-Busting sewing patterns

Since it’s the middle of November (and therefore practically Christmas), I’ve rounded up a few patterns for scrap-busting, many of which would make great gifts! Check out other scrap-busting patterns, free patterns, and patterns for gifting that I’ve rounded up previously.

Here are some things you can turn your scraps in to, or even stuff your scraps in to! Check out the roundup and then let me know if I’ve missed something or if you have a favourite way to scrapbust that isn’t covered here!

The Semi-Breve Quilted Pouch pattern bonus from Muna and Broad. Perfect for practicing your improv quilting!

A perfect use for leftover denim, this free tote pattern is the Madras Tote from Victory Patterns

This could be a great use for leftover denim from a project!


Whilbour the Waste Free Whale from Bekabeesews. This is a great pattern because you can make the outside from scraps, but also stuff it full of scraps!

Scrap-busting eye mask from Helen’s Closet

This Tailor’s Ham is a free pattern from Jennifer Lauren Handmade.

Jam your ham full of scraps, for a plump ham!

Zipper pouch dopp kit from Melly Sews

Make your own pattern weights with this tutorial from Raven Maureen

Undies for knit scraps!

Undies can be a great use for knit fabrics! Depending on your size (or the preferred size of your undies), you might be able to more easily use knit fabric scraps for your undies. I’ve been busting scraps with the Muna and Broad Kapunda Undies (View B), but if those aren’t your size (or you like a lower-cut brief) you can check out this Undies roundup from the Love To Sew Podcast!

I’ve been a bit obsessed with these boiled wool cushion covers, and I’m sure I have enough extra bits of boiled wool in my scrap stash to make myself a few throw cushion covers.

Here’s a great tutorial from

Half Square Triangle Pouch from Patterns by Kanako

Not a free pattern, but another excellent opportunity for some improv piecing and quilting!

Make a fabric scrap bowl with this free tutorial

Make a scrappy needlebook with this tutorial from Radiant Home Studio

Free Tailor’s Ham and Sausages from Tilly and the Buttons

Categorized as Eco Sewing

By Jess, fat.bobbin.girl

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