When I was a little girl learning to sew, my mom would give me her scrap fabric. My mom is not what you would call a fabric hoarder at all, but she did sew a lot for us, and so there was a big box of scraps for me to use. And from that was born this tip about how to store your scrap fabric.
You see, sometimes I’d make pillows for my dolls. And sometimes when I got the itch to do this, there wasn’t stuffing at the house. If you’ve ever read one of my posts with horses (like this one, or this one) you know I grew up out in the country. Which meant I got to have horses. But it also meant that the fabric store was anywhere near us. Also, I have two younger brothers. Now that I’m a mom to two boys, I can completely sympathize with why she wouldn’t want to take us to the fabric store.
Where is this all going? Well in order to stuff my pillows, I would turn to the same scrap fabric box that I used to make the pillows.
So those zipper pillows from yesterday? Yup, full of scraps.
And because I now have a lot more fabric (and therefore scraps) to store, I’ve taken it a step further. My zipper pillow colors were purposely chosen to coordinate with the fabric I wanted to stuff them with. So the blue pillow is holding blue and blue print scraps, the gray/black/white pillow has my gray, black and white fabrics.
That’s also why I used zippers – easy access to the scraps when I need them!
See, I told you I had something up my sleeve (or, more accurately in my pillows) that related to organization with that tutorial yesterday!