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recutting and using scraps - ideas?

SewRuthieSews

recutting and using scraps - ideas?
« on: May 17, 2019, 22:26:20 PM »
I sometimes enjoy using fabric salvaged from other garments, remnants or leftovers from other projects to make garments. There's something about there not being quite enough that spins the creative ideas.Other times it just annoys me and I park it for another time.

What approaches have you used with multiple fabrics or other ways to 'stretch' when there's not enough fabric.
I'm 5' 6" and size 18 so can't make things out of short yardage :-)

I'll share some of my ideas, but hope you can inspire me too.

SewRuthieSews

Re: recutting and using scraps - ideas?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2019, 22:29:18 PM »
Most recent one was using a print for the front and neckband of a tee shirt, but a plain for the back and sleeves.


I've also seen in the shops (and Burda magazine) garments which have a woven front but knit back, and normally knit sleeves.

SewRuthieSews

Re: recutting and using scraps - ideas?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2019, 22:36:58 PM »
Another idea is to make patchwork for part of the garment


Or add a contrasting yoke


Or add contrasting side panels


SewRuthieSews

Re: recutting and using scraps - ideas?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2019, 22:40:55 PM »
More ideas


Floral tee


Cardigan has contrast sleeves made from ponte and faux leather with a sweater knit wool body

SewRuthieSews

Re: recutting and using scraps - ideas?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2019, 22:41:33 PM »
Even more true 'patchwork' could be something like this from Ottobre

SewRuthieSews

Re: recutting and using scraps - ideas?
« Reply #5 on: May 17, 2019, 22:45:47 PM »
I have cut up an old wrap dress which shrank and was unwearable. However all the panels are too small to cut a new front from my TNT pattern, so I am currently debating what to do about that.

Another fabric has odd shaped scraps left over, so I could maybe single layer cut being careful to make mirror images.

Trousers could have contrast panels down the side. Anyone ever make any where the front and back were different?

Ellabella

Re: recutting and using scraps - ideas?
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2019, 00:07:15 AM »
Love these, it’s something I’d love to try as I save all of my usable scraps. I always worry though about combining different weights of fabric. Obviously one puts wovens with wovens but knits especially are so varied and have such different characteristics I’m never sure how things will work together.
Stash reductions 2019 31m
Stash additions 2019 55m

Manuela

Re: recutting and using scraps - ideas?
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2019, 01:31:56 AM »
I love playing with prints, this is one of my favourite dresses. I currently have some remnants for another one like this.....

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Kwaaked

Re: recutting and using scraps - ideas?
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2019, 03:12:20 AM »
Only thing I do is shasko to my jeans.  I don't like wearing them anyway, and I just patch them with home dec fabric.

SewRuthieSews

Re: recutting and using scraps - ideas?
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2019, 07:41:49 AM »
Another idea would be to use a sewing pattern which is already in multiple pieces.
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Celia

Re: recutting and using scraps - ideas?
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2019, 08:46:54 AM »
Love this idea not sure I am adventurous enough to try it

fajita

Re: recutting and using scraps - ideas?
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2019, 08:51:48 AM »
Re. The trousers. I've never made but have seen several times recently  young women wearing trousers where each leg is of a different fabric pattern.

BrendaP

Re: recutting and using scraps - ideas?
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2019, 09:45:35 AM »
This
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became this
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Leftovers of the plain red  plus leftovers of another patterend fabric were used for
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KwikSew 3766 used but any basic tee would work, just slash the front and back pieces diagonally and add seam allowances.
Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

BrendaP

Re: recutting and using scraps - ideas?
« Reply #13 on: May 18, 2019, 09:52:07 AM »
I now have two patchwork jackets  0_0

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made from old jeans
and
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made from vintage silk scraps

and I also have the skirt which earned me a TSP badge for use of scraps  :)
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Brenda.  My machines are: Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born 1940, Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949, Azilia a Singer 201K born 1957 and Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy about 20 years old. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitcher.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Efemera

Re: recutting and using scraps - ideas?
« Reply #14 on: May 18, 2019, 09:53:01 AM »
I chuck mine I the bin  :ninja: