Last year I shared some ideas for using up your fabric scraps, but what about the scraps that are awkward shapes or not quite big enough to use up in any meaningful way? If you're like me, you'll still begrudge throwing them away, because it just seems so wrong to put fabric in the bin...right?
As a result of fairly regular trips to my local charity shop recently - in a desperate attempt to de-clutter before moving into our new house - I found out that they can get money for recycling unsellable clothes. Items that arrive in terrible condition are stored up until they have enough and then they are sold on for recycling or upcycling. And guess what?!? They don't care what size the pieces are or whether they're garments...as long as it's all fabric!
Ever since finding out, I keep a bag next to my sewing room bin and put every last scrap of fabric in it. You won't believe how good it feels to stuff that bag as full as I possible can - this can take some time to be fair - knowing it won't end up in a landfill and that it will help raise money for a good cause.
Is this something you already do? If not, are you tempted to find out if your local charity shop will take your scrappy fabric scraps off your hands?