Our fabric scrap pile is growing out of control. We have recently started sorting our scraps by colour into shoeboxes in an effort to organise them better and hopefully use them in more projects. We seem to generate scraps faster than we can use them! Our quick craft this week, is a great scrap buster project.
We have made fabric cards featuring letters cut from our favourite fabric scraps, and fused to cardstock with double side appliqué web (such as steam a seam or vliesofix).
Using our computer and printer, we printed out the words we wanted using a fat font printed to fit our cards. (We used Brittanic Bold font, 128 point – available on Microsoft Word). We traced the letters in reverse onto the back of the appliqué web, cut them out, and fused them onto the back of our assorted scraps. For a scrappy look, we used a different fabric for each letter. We cut out the letters using sharp embroidery scissors, and fused them onto a good quality, textured card stock.
This was a quick and easy, no sew project. It is a fun way to get a new lease of life out of some of your smallest scraps. We were planning to stitch around the letters using our sewing machine, but they turned out really cute without any stitching so we didn’t worry about outlining them.
You could use this technique to make cards for any occasion. Fabric cards are so versatile.
You can check out more of our Quick Craft projects here.