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 thehomesihavemade.com

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

Sunday Plus-Size Pattern Roundup #25

Welcome to the Sunday plus-size sewing pattern roundup! Every week, I share 4 plus-size sewing patterns that are available up to at least a 50″ bust and hip. I try to keep up-to-date with new patterns, but also with lesser-known companies.

You can check out all of the posts that are part of this series here.

Number 1, Kapunda Undies

The Kapunda Undies from Leila and me at Muna and Broad is available up to a 71.5″ hip, but if that’s too small for you then we will grade this pattern up for you at no extra cost.

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Number 2, Te Aro Dress and Top

The Te Aro Dress and Top from Scroop Patterns is available up to a 56″ bust and 60″ hip and comes with 3 different ‘size packs’, the largest being Size 44-56.

Designed for midweight knits, View A is a long sleeve dress with an optional hood, View B is a short-sleeve top with a high-low hem and View C is a dress with high low hem and dramatic sleeves.

Number 3, Krissa Crop

The Krissa Crop from Amy Nicole Studio is a free pattern which is available up to a 56.5” bust

Number 4, Staley Top

The Staley Top from Elbe Textiles is available up to a 56.3″ hip. This pattern for knit fabrics come with two views: View A is a cropped jumper with a split hem detail and View B is a semi fitted t-shirt with a scooped neckline and a curved hem.

I try to only share pattern makers who release all their patterns in their entire size range- I don’t want to support companies who are further marginalising fat bodies, or treating us like an afterthought! I’d love to hear your suggestions!

Free Sewing Pattern Resources

Since it still feels like March, but it’s actually almost November, I wondered if it might be time to share the pattern roundups I’ve put together on the blog during the past wee-while. Whether you’re after free plus-size sewing pattern PDFs, free eco sewing pattern PDFs or free Christmas gift sewing ideas, I’ve probably got you sorted!

Free Christmas gift idea sewing patterns

9 free Christmas Gift Sewing Patterns, including a Christmas pickle sewing pattern and some great free tote bag sewing patterns.

20 free Sewing Patterns for Christmas Gifts, including bags, zipper pouches and pot holders.

18 free Sewing Patterns for Christmas Gifts you can sew, including gifts for men and plant lovers!

Free sewing patterns that make great gifts

16 free sewing patterns for wearable accessories like clutches, scarves, headbands, bags, etc.

19 free sewing patterns for kids gifts (or other people who like things (not for kids to make)).

14 free sewing patterns for your dad or brother or whoever

Free eco-minded sewing patterns

15 free ‘eco’ sewing patterns, including reusable paper towels, and lunch and sandwich bags.

20 free ‘eco’ sewing patterns, including reusable makeup wipes and reusable coffee filter patterns.

Free plus-size sewing patterns

Check out the blog posts to see more information about the patterns! Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5,Part 6, Part 7, Part 8, Part 9, Part 10, Part 11,Part 12, Part 13, Part 14, Part 15, Part 16, Part 17, Part 18, Part 19, Part 20, Part 21, Part 22, Part 23, Part 24, Part 25,

Not free plus-size sewing patterns

I also have a weekly (off-and-on again) roundup of plus-size sewing patterns that I like. You can check out all of the posts that are part of that series here.

Christmas sewing patterns for kids or whoever

Baby sunbonnet from Purl Soho

Bunting scrap project from The Fabric Store

Gathered skirt from Purl Soho

Penguin plush from Choly Knight

Organiser roll from Art Gallery Fabrics

Shark Plushy pattern from Choly Knight

Reversible tote bag from Very Shannon

Summer romper from Purl Soho

All Well Full Moon Bag from All Well

Baby pants from Purl Soho

Warren the charity bear from shiny happy world

Fabric blocks from Crazy Little Projects

Felt slippers from Purl Soho

Felt play food from Applegreen Cottage

20 more free sewing patterns for Christmas Gifts!

Free Apertio Pouch Pattern from Blogless Anna

Cloud pot holders from Ohoh deco

Free Fanny Pack pattern from Spoonflower

Free weekender bag pattern from Deliacreates

Retreat zipper bag from Emmaline Bags

Lucky Penny Wallet from Sallie Tomato

Free Sleep mask pattern from Spoonflower

Date night clutch from Sewmamasew

Manhattan zipper case from Emmaline Bags

Cutlery pockets tutorial from Samelia’s Mum

Free makeup roll pattern from Spoonflower

Pencil Roll from Sewcanshe

Mini Rucksack from naehratgeber.de

Free apron pattern for kids from Spoonflower

Book bag from Sewcanshe

Drawstring bag from Delia Creates

Free zipper pouch pattern from Spoonflower

Quilted Christmas potholders from Samelia’s Mum