If you're just getting started in sewing, you may not have a lot of fabric scraps to play with. Or maybe you want to get your hands on some new, fun prints but don't want to spend a lot. That little problem can easily be solved inexpensively! I found myself in that very boat not too long ago. I mean, I had a lot of fabric but not a huge variety to choose from that would make for cute patchwork. So, I headed over to Etsy and searched for 'fabric scraps'. I found tons of sellers who offered various sizes of fabric scrap packs at different price points - something for everyone. Here are a few that I've ordered from or hope to soon:

Material Gal - designer cottons

thomaspark - designer cottons

Keykalou - she's currently sold out but often lists amazing scraps packs full of Japanese and out of print fabrics.

sweetflavor - more yummy Japanese prints

Starlit Nest - great variety of scraps available from designer cottons to reproduction prints

Once you get your hands on some great scraps, you'll need some fun projects to work on. Check out Sew Mama Sew's Scrap Buster Month archive for lots of ideas.

IF you're in the mood to shop fabric by the yard, go to! They're having another big sale (Joel Dewberry for $6.99 a yard?!) and I found another coupon code!. This one is for 25% off your order and if you spend $35 or more you get free shipping as well. Use this code for the discount: 2WMYP9

Here is what I got :


  1. Thanks for the head's up about the sale! I started following your blog today :)


  2. I love buying designer scraps on Etsy! My favorite place to shop is Starlit Nest - she has all sizes available. I can't afford to ONLY have designer fabric so this is a nice way to work them in without breaking the bank.

  3. I'm all about bargain hunting! I think I meant to include Starlit Nest. . .I've checked that shop out several times now. I'll add it to the list. Thanks!

  4. What a fun idea! I never would have thought to search scraps. I just found your blog via Craft Gossip and I *love* it! So much fabulous crafty inspiration. Your pencil pouch is stunning. I would love to link to it if you didn't mind.

  5. My order came in yesterday, and already i want more fabric! What is wrong with me?!

    I was going to ask if you want my scraps? I haven't gotten into patchwork yet, so it sitting here waiting to be used.
    Let me know and I can mail it off to you.

  6. Lyann-I got mine today too! Nie surprise. And yes, I would love your scraps. Send them on over ;)