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Scrap Sewing Projects

This time of year I want absolutely nothing to do with wool, quilting, sweater knitting, or afghan making–things I normally love. Instead of snuggling under blankets, I’m wearing t-shirts and shorts. All the crafting I’m doing right now are small, light, and not hot–cottons and linens are good, thank you.

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I’m also renewing my efforts to take down my stash. More than using up the big pieces of fabric, I’m focusing on the little bits, the scraps.

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I wanted to share with you a few of the great projects in the July issue of Craft Leftovers Monthly. I know you will just love them and it’s quite the deal: just $9 for 8 patterns + 1 recipe for a frozen delight + an interview with Lee Meredith + an article on dealing with scraps in my studio + a few of my favorite online tutorials and patterns + a crafty wordfind.

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Learn how to make this cute little plush owl, using up the smallest of small scraps and stuffing it with shredded newspaper.

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Try your hand at a Jane Austin Inspired Huswife (sewing kit) and Needle Book by Jennifer Forest.
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Make strips of fabric disappear with these useful quilted and patchwork projects:

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And if you want to add some glitz to your wardrobe, try out this fun tutorial on making your own fabric necklace by Taryn Sisco.

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Lee was awesome enough to squeeze an interview into her busy schedule and share a little knit pattern for felty summer coasters.

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Get a copy of the July Craft Leftovers Monthly and get started on some fun scrappy summer projects!

If you know you want to get Craft Leftovers Monthly every month, a subscription is really the way to go. Save a ton of money and sign up today.

{if you have an etsy account, you can get the July issue here}

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Happy crafting!
Kristin

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