25 Ways to Use Mask-making Scraps July 13 2020 2 Comments

It’s the summer of 2020, and due to the global pandemic, wearing and making masks has become part of our “new normal” daily life. Now the time has come to make something from all those wonderful scraps.

From handy ear bud pouches to fun bookmarks and jelly roll beds to pamper your pets, we crafted a list of 25 things to make with your mask-making scraps.

For the Sewing Room

These are all fun, scrap friendly, and wonderfully useful. Who doesn’t need a bucket or basket in their sewing room? Plus, we adore Kantha style stitching and making yo yo puffs!

  1. Stackable Scrap Bucket Bag
  2. DIY Braided Basket
  3. Woven Fabric Basket
  4. Kantha Needle Book
  5. Make a Fabric Yo Yo or Suffolk Puff

Related: We carry some super cute Molly and Mama project kits in our shop. Hop on over to take a look.

 Yo yo puff tutorial Red Thread Studio
Photo from Molly and Mama

For the Kitchen

We’d all rather be sewing, right? But some of us also love to cook, too. Or at least eat. Why not make a few of these scrap-busting projects as great gifts for cooking and eating lovers alike?

  1. Log Cabin Hexie Potholders
  2. Fabric Scrap Magnets
  3. Quilted Coffee Mug Cozy
  4. Crazy Felt Coasters
  5. Cutlery Holders

For Your Carry-all

Why not make all the things you carry around with you prettier? These fast and fun projects will have you sewing through your scraps in no time. You will instantly become more stylish when you do. 

  1. Quick-Easy Sunglasses Case
  2. DIY Cord Keeper
  3. Lip Gloss Case
  4. Circle Zip Earbud Pouch
  5. Coin Purse Keychain

Related: We have coin purse hardware and pattern kits in the shop. Just add you favorite fabric scraps and batting.

 Lip gloss case tutorial Red Thread Studio

Photo from Polka Dot Chair

For Readers

Reading and journaling are hobbies for all ages to enjoy. What a great way to gift your favorite book than with a handmade bookmark? 

  1. Fabric Corner Bookmarks
  2. Magnetic Bookmark and Pen Holder
  3. Fabric Scrap Bookmarks
Fabric corner bookmark tutorial Red Thread Studio
Photo from CraftyStaci.com

For Fun and Gifts

These are a mixed bag of fun ways to use some of the scraps from your favorite stash. From personal touches, like monograms, to functional items, like pocket warmers (for all you northerners!) and a memory game. Bet you can’t make just one.

  1. Monogrammed Zippered Pouch
  2. Memory Game
  3. U.S. Map Hoop Art
  4. Pocket Warmers

Rice Heat Therapy Bag 

Related: If you thought the pocket warmers are a great scrap buster, then try filling the same rounds with lavender for sachets. Or take a look at this rice heat therapy bag tutorial.

For Pet Lovers

As quarantine wears on, we’ve come to find comfort and companionship from our pets. Since Honeybell is our shop dog, we have a few dog-related projects to share.

  1. Dog Leash
  2. Pet Dish Mat
  3. Jelly Roll Rug

Related: Mister Domestic is not only entertaining sewist and fabric designer, he’s a proud father as well. Read our interview with him in our Featured Designer series.


Have a different pet project to share? Tell us in the comments below. We’d love to learn about it. Also, let us know if you make any of these projects with your mask-making scraps.