Scrap Swap 2015

As we entered 2015, we realized it was time to have some group fun.  So our first Scrap Swap was born.  Each person signed up to exchange a knit package, a woven package, or one of each.  It was a way to start the year by clearing out the fabric we no longer felt the love for and sharing it with someone who could bring it new life.

So we let the fabric packages fly - for me is was Christmas morning all over again!

This week we will be sharing our scrap creations with you, in the hopes that we can inspire you with new ways to use your scraps and get those creative juices flowing.

Today we'll kick off with some fun Skirts made of Scraps:

NIcole S sent me my woven package, and I was soooooo excited to open it up!!!! I made the Christina Patchwork Skirt by Funktional threads, I had to alter it a bit to work with my scraps, so it isn't quite as full as the original, but I still LOVE IT!!!!!!

This is a great pattern for fabric mixing, and for me it was a great challenge in pairing a variety of prints together - this is an area I am still growing in, but I went with my gut and I love the results!


Nicole here,  I received my woven parcel from Carrie Burnett.

For the skirt I used Teal and the elephant print along with a few of my own to fill in and make one colorful skirt. I used the LLK everyday play skirt knit waistband and the LLK Retro glam pattern for the skirt.


There's always something exciting happening at Pattern Revolution.  I decided to participate in my first ever fabric swap.  I was so excited when the envelope came in the mail.  These are the awesome fabrics I received from Gloria. 
I immediately thought of ideas on how I would use many of these prints and I was certain I was going to go with the black, white, and lime green colors for this project.  Then, as I was putting my new fabric scraps away, I thought...I really should do something with some of these unique prints.  I went with the cajun and crawfish fabrics.  I cut the pieces into as many strips as I could and sewed them together.  I added a red polka dot fabric to make the waist and bottom band.  Here is my Pattern Revolution fabric swap skirt.  
I also used fabric from the swap to make a hair bow.  This was a super quick and easy project.  Combining strips is a great way to use up those scraps.  I can't wait to see what everyone else made. 

Stick with us all week to see more Scrap Swap creations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you have a favorite skirt pattern that can work with scraps???  We'd love to hear about it, so leave us a comment!