CL Challenge: 001

You see those zeros before that one? That means this is the first of many.

Challenge 001: Fabric + buttons.


That pink fabric, I love it! But, it’s so bright and busy that it’s been difficult to find the perfect project for. It decided to sprinkle in with it some buttons, little ones and one big one, a plain fabric, and then a larger patterned fabric. The yellow and pink are both cottons (I think), and the tan is a synthetic blend (maybe).

The challenge is to use up these fabrics in one project. You don’t have to use all the fabric in one go. You could use just some of each. But, you do have to use some of each and at least one button. The more buttons you use, the more points you get. You do not get more points if you use more fabric.

What you get? Well, all you have to do is leave a comment with your idea (or email kristin[at]craftleftovers[dot]com if you have a photo/sketch). If I pick your idea, you get a custom designed pattern for the supplies and a kit made up from the materials (or something similar).


You have until Monday, February 8th to comment. I’ll announce the winner and the new pattern on Friday the 26th. The next challenge will be the first Monday of March.

Happy crafting!
Kristin Roach

6 thoughts on “CL Challenge: 001

  1. 1. circular knitting needle bag/holder: sew wide strips of each fabric together for a folk-ish look, add buttons to loops holding the needles (functional or decorative), add large pocket on bottom portion of holder for other notions, close using large button.

    2. same folk idea but to make adorable book covers, or a satchel/purse/wallets instead

  2. I would use them for a plush of course. The brown would make a great bunny, the orange for the tummy and the pink for the ears. The buttons I would layer for eyes :)

  3. I think you could do an awesome tote bag with this – use the tan synthetic for the outside, the pink for the lining, the cute orange print for pockets, and a mixture for the handles. And the buttons could be used for decoration or to close the bag.

  4. A Panel Skirt. Top to mid butt, brown. Intermittent orange, pink, brown panels. Swatch, and one each of brown and orange, Fake 3 ” long by 3/4 ” wide “button” buckles–randomly placed, horizontal to hem. Elastic waist. Groovy!

  5. I would cut up the fabric and collage it onto fusible web. Fuse it to batting, quilt it all up and figure out the best use for it… probably as a new case for my camera with the buttons as decoration and to help close the case. Use the tan as the interior and/or binding if satin stitching edges is too ugly. Then again, if there is a lot of quilty love going on then a purse, a book bag, a book cover, an eReader cover, a cofffee cup cozy, and on and on

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