Are you at home want to do a sewing project? Everyone has a stash of Fabric or cotton fat quarters, what do you do with them? This is a comprehensive list of Eco Friendly Things to make from fat quarters with the help of a sewing machine and some cotton thread.
Its amazing just what you can make from some cotton fabric even if you have only a bit left. To make Eco Friendly Things is even better! You are using left over fabric and you can replace non eco friendly things in your home such as cling film and wipes. These easy quick projects are the perfect sewing makes to use up your stash.
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What is a Fat quarter?
A fat quarter is a quarter of a yard length of fabric when cut on the width of the fabric in half first then halved again. They are cut in such a way to enable more squares of fabric when quilting. When cut this way it makes the quarter of fabric wider than longer in shape hence the word fatter. A fat quarter is 18″ x 22″.
Fat quarters come in a variety of colours and are perfect for all types of projects especially for beginner sewing as well as more fancy makes.
Check out this gorgeous bag I made from fat quarters with an online sewing class at beautiful things.
Eco Friendly things to sew that are easy
What can I make out of fat quarters? Try some of these Eco friendly makes from fabric to use in your home. You can learn to make eco friendly items such as;
- Home made Beeswax Wraps
- Home sewn reusable dryer sheets from fabric
- Make reusable fabric make up remover pads
- Make your own elastic bowl covers for food
- Sew a Handy plastic bag storage organiser.
- A fat quarter trivet mat
- Reusable paper towels
- Hand sewn reusable fabric tea bags
- learn to make your own bibs
- Sew your own hair accessories
Check out these things to make from fat quarters
Things to make from fat quarters
There are so many things you can make from small pieces of matierial such as fat quarters. I am going to show you what you can make from fat quarters of any colour easily at home
Here are some ideas for you can make with left over fabric scraps or fabric quarters. These are Eco Friendly Things to make from fat quarters.
Reusable Dryer Sheets Save on Waste and Money
Throw out the non eco dryer sheets that block the drain and make some eco friendly reusable dryer sheets. Your clothes will feel soft and smell great. You can make the dryer sheets with leftover fabrics or fat quarters.
Make Baby Bibs with a Free Pattern
You can make baby bibs with this free pattern. Using smaller pieces of material such as fat quarters this free baby bib pattern is ideal. The supplies list can be found here for you to print and use.
Eco-friendly Reusable Makeup Remover Pads
Reusable makeup removers are gentle on your skin, the environment and budget. Make a whole set of eco friendly reusable make up wipes from a single fat quarter!
Make Unpaper Towels With This Simple DIY
Paper towel alternatives are eco friendly things to make from fat quarters Did you know you can make reusable towels? Paper towels are a handy convenience but they can also be wasteful. So if you want to find an alternative to kitchen roll or just want to limit the number of times you have to go to the store, this is an easy DIY to make your own paper towels to re-use.
Make Your Own Elastic Bowl Covers to Save Food
Ditch the plastic wrap for reusable bowl covers. Elastic bowl covers are a great eco friendly way of keeping food for longer. They keep leftovers fresh, reduce waste, and save money. This eco friendly alternative will help you ditch the cling film.
Plastic Bag Dispenser DIY – No Sew!
This no-sew plastic bag organizer and dispenser is easy to make. Store your bags and away and help the enviroment while you are at it too. Grab a piece of your favorite fabric and follow the tutorial
Dont have any fabric left over? Instead of throwing away odd socks use them to make other things. They are perfect for small toys for children
How to sew a scrunchie
Make your own hair scrunchie with a fat quarter piece of fabric or leftover.
DIY Reusable Tea Bags
Make your owb reusable teabags from left over scraps. Ideal to make your own tea leaf infused blends.
Eco friendly Beeswax Wraps are a (Do it Yourself) DIY beeswax wrap made with beeswax, pine resin and jojoba oil. perfect for a fat quarter make
Handmade Gifts: How to Make a Fat Quarter Trivet
Sew your own counter top saver trivet mat. You can even use it as a gift with some cooking utensils.
20+ free headband pattern options for women
Headbands are fast and easy, perfect for fat quarters. Pick one of these free tutorials and get started sewing.
Thanks for reading this list of Eco Friendly Things to make from fat quarters. Grab those leftover pieces of fabric and start sewing.