As you may know, I often offer curated scrap kits over at my Etsy shop, because after 15 years or so of sewing, I have accumulated a whole lotta scrap. If I am unable to use them (or am just tired of looking at a particular fabric!) I sell them because I know there’s someone out there who will give them the love they deserve. Also…it’s the responsible thing to do! The EPA estimates that the average American trashes about 70-80 pounds of textiles a year. (YIKES.) That is an absurd amount of waste that can be easily prevented by wise purchasing, careful use, and reclaiming/recycling.
Needless to say, I am so excited when I see other scrap kits popping up on the web! Recently, the non-profit FABSCRAP in New York City launched their online store featuring mixes of fabrics recovered from high end designers, which you can visit here.
Really, you can find a wide variety of scrap bundles available on Etsy with a quick search.
One of my goals for this year is to put together a little inspiration booklet of projects that would work well for the scraps of all sizes…we’ll see when that gets done!