If you’re anything like me, there is a box sitting somewhere in your sewing room, its contents half forgotten, ready to live out the rest of their days in the dark. A box filled with random pieces of fabric that are too small to make an actual garment from, of old or thrifted pieces that you will ‘get to’ re-purposing one day, of projects that live in the distant and imaginary future that might never come.

I am talking about the scraps box. Filled to the brim with random fabrics that you do not know what to do with, but are unwilling to get rid of, because what if you get a brilliant idea of how to use them right after you’ve thrown them away (which is not very environmentally friendly nor sustainable), or gave them up for recycling (which is a way better option but might still feel like defeat to your creative ego)?

The project I am about to... [read more]