Keep Scraps or Scrap Them?
I live in a one bedroom apartment with my husband. We have one closet for the whole place (no coat or linnen storage), so space is at a premium.
Here is the question. It has always been my instinct to save scraps of fabric from my sewing projects. Every little bit, you just never know! However now that I no longer live in a big house this is seeming less practical.
So what do you guys think. Should I keep saving my scraps or breath deep and dump them?
Maybe organize a swap here with someone who would like fabric scraps. That way they'd go to someone else and you wouldn't need to throw them away.
Does your closet (where I am inferring you keep your scraps) have a top shelf? If so, perhaps designate a box to scraps, weather a shoe box, a rubber maid bin or a set of drawers, that would be for scraps. Once every, say 2-4-6 weeks ect. Go through and clean the ones you don't need. If there is are a few you really want to hang onto, try to keep track of how long you have it. If say, 6 months goes by and you haven't used it, toss. If you have, awesome. But yeah. Go through and get rid of the dirty, frayed, torn up and things like that, and keep the rest organized. And maybe if smaller then a certain size, i.e. 3 sq. inches, toss immediately. I know what you mean. If you get rid of it and need it, it womps (womps- bringin' in back) So yeah. That is what I would do. I will try to think of more ideas, and come back as they come Hope I helped
Thanks for the advice! Sadly the top shelf is already taken up by luggage and summer storage of my classroom supplies (I teach 2nd grade). On the bright side there is a 9 foot ceiling in there...I will have to post my crafty solutions for the storage space, you all would love it here : ).
I think your point about size limits is a good one, and for the rest I would much rather gift than garbage!
Whether or not I keep scraps depends on how much is left over. Make sure they're a practical size, something you can really do something with again. Fold them neatly so you can stack them in a compact space or box. If they're just tiny, misshaped remnants I'd say toss 'em and save yourself the space.
I'll jump in and say I agree with everyone Monika had a great idea to do a swap if you decide you just can't keep them. I really like what Laurenzoe suggested, make a designated space/container for them and periodically go through them. Have you thought of using space bags or a space bag? I use them mostly for travel and they really help shrink things down for storage, as long as you designate an area to store it of course. Hope it all works out
I found something! Although this lady used it to organize scraps of paper by color, maybe you could do something similar?
Or maybe use an accordion folder? I like those ideas myself
i keep all scraps, if they are tiny i use them as stuffing, or for small details on plushies. it saves on having to buy stuffing when i have a lot of scraps, i also save mistakes and use them for stuffing.
Make a giant pillow for them. one side has a zipper easily access them. the pillow would be great for sitting on or laying on when watching t.v. or something along those lines. I live in a tiny apartment with four people and two cats so I'm always looking for creative ways to increase space value. I have TONS of scrap clothes I intend to turn into something else with no space to put them, so I went out and bought some fabric and vinyl, now they are a cute bean bag for my kids to use until I need to use them!
I think you should have a "scrap box" something of reasonable size with a lid that you can place your scraps in and can easily be tucked away in some small corner. When it's full you are forced to go through your scraps and decide what is worth keeping and what you can part with.
You can sell them on Workerz.co.uk
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