Whipping up some Chrissy Gifts~ that don't cost you the Earth.

27 November, 2016 0 comments Leave a comment

A few years ago I made a blog post in the old store re- making things with your left over jersey scraps and I think it's high time we revisited it! Why? Christmas is coming!

1. Using up your scraps is environmentally friendly, and  saves some land fill space!

2. It's gentle on your budget- plus a beautifully presented handmade gift beats store bought every time.

3.It tests your creativity and expands your mind!

4. It's great for clearing up some room in your fabric storage area!

Here's a few of my favourite ways to use up left over jersey from my sewing projects, I hope you garner some inspiration among them.

1. Jersey Spaghetti Scarf

 From the Retro Chic Blog ( click pic)

These are really cool, and so easy to make! Any of our left over cotton lycra ( elastane ) jersey would be perfect.

There's heaps more scarf  tutes here  at My Blessed Life ( click Pic)

2. Jersey  strip bracelets over at Family Chic ( click pic)

3. Jersey coil pots from The Red Thread ( click pic)

Love this idea!

4. Dogs Tug of war Toy  via Craft Bits- ( click pic)

There's no reason Fido should miss out! My boys would love these.


5. Make up some funky jersey  Shoe Laces via Tidy mom (click pic)

A few different sets gifted together would be awesome- maybe present them wrapped around a recycled card. Lillestoff leftovers would be fabulous!


6. Jersey headbands are always a great gift, and perfect for your little bits of fave knits!

via Swoodson Says ( click pic).

7. UNDIES! Homemade undies are very quick, easy and perfect for your smaller pieces of jersey. There's lots of really good patterns out there now. We love our Bare Essentials pdf .  sewn up in any of our cotton lycra jerseys.

 8. Infinity Scarf

The great thing about jersey- it doesn't fray- yay! So it's perfect for patchy projects.

I love this patchy style Infinity scarf from Serger Pepper ( click pic)

9. Beanie hats via Swoon Says ( click link)

10. Sewing your scraps up into patchwork.

Lillestoff often use the same colour stories in their prints and coordinates, petrol, lime, etc. So many of their prints can be used together ( that's why we love them). By sewing your smaller bits together into larger fabric section - patchwork style withe the seams exposed on the right side- you can then easily create Works of Art! Like this... (via Stripjes and Datjes)

Enjoy your sewing!

Lisa x


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