I’d be willing to bet that at least half my fabric stash is made up of little one-yard pieces of fabric. Most of the sewing projects I have in mind — dresses, skirts, bags — require way more than one yard, so I’m not sure what to do with all those smaller pieces. Are you in the same boat? Let’s de-stash together!
Snag one of these Bluprint one-yard sewing patterns and watch that stash disappear!
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Don’t limit yourself to white fabric when it comes to this pillow. Get inspired by what’s in your stash. How about a light blue cloud?
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Mini Peter Pan Collar
Here’s a way to use up scrap fabric and scrap ribbon. Layer this Peter Pan collar over anything from a tee shirt to a dress. The pattern is also a great chance to practice your slip-stitch handstitch.
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Mustache Infinity Scarf
You’ll need exactly one yard of fabric to make this simple infinity scarf. Go with a cool print like the mustaches pictured here or just use a solid color. They make great gifts, too!
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Depending on who you’re making this bow tie for, you could potentially get several bow ties out of one yard of fabric. Bluprint member see kate sew is sharing the pattern plus a step-by-step tutorial for free!
Photo via Bluprint memberKikoi
Birthday Pennant Flags
Whether you’re decorating for a party or looking for a year-round decoration for your home, these pennant flags will do the trick! Make each pennant from the same yard of fabric, or use several scraps of fabric to vary the colors and patterns.
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Stretch Knit Headband
Don’t have enough of that knit fabric to make a garment? Try a headband instead! These headbands have a neat finish thanks to concealed elastic in the back. The instructions also help you customize the size so that you can sew a headband for almost anyone.
Want to make your stretch knit headband look even neater? Use a serger on that knit fabric! Enroll in Beginner Serging with Amy Alan to learn all the tricks for operating your serger.Get the FREE Stretch Knit Headband pattern here.
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Lace Wrist Corset Cuffs
I often use my small amounts of lace for embellishments, so I love that this pattern lets me use lace as the main fabric. Half a yard of lace will make two sets of cuffs, so consider giving one set to a friend. You’ll also get some experience setting eyelets to make the corset parts of the cuffs.
Photo via Bluprint memberSherri Noel
This iPad case only requires half a yard of fabric, plus some batting to keep your iPad safe and secure. There are even two front pockets built in to help you keep track of all those annoying cords and other accessories.
What kinds of projects do you sew with just one yard of fabric?
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