Fabric Scrap Weaving Project
This fabric scrap weaving project is a great way to recycle all of the fabric scraps that have been piling up around you! Starting with a Martha Stewart Crafts Knit and Loom Kit, I practice learning and demonstrating how to make a small trivet with home dyed fabric strips and then weaving them together into a placemat or rug. While not the quickest project, it’s very simple and a great project for kids or any eco-minded individual. Let’s keep textiles out of the landfills and living the next chapter of their lives.
I use all fabric scraps for this project. Collecting selvages from Spoonflower printed fabric, I then dyed the fabric into batched of all colors. No fabric left behind.
Have an abundance of time on your hands this month? Perfect- this project is very easy but time consuming. Get a good audiobook or podcast playlist ready and weave it up!
This project looks great with solid colors but any combination of printed fabric would be stunning. Especially good as individual trivets or placemats.
I wove individual pieces of fabric, about 1/2 inch wide (1-2 cm). This made the finished project fairly thin. Because of the lack of thickness, these would be best used as together as a rug or placemat. To make a hot pad or trivet, use multiple strips of fabric to make the project thicker and more heat resistant.
Combined smaller projects into placemats, a rug or anything else you can think of. This fabric scrap weaving project has inspired me to weave more and bigger, until all the discarded textiles have been repurposed!
Here’s another non-stitched crafty, upcycling scraps project to check out- paper mache and fabric bowls.