Sewing Tips: Batting Scraps HACK You'll Love!

A quick new sewing tip today! See how you can get extra batting material for your projects at no additional cost! This is an extremely convenient way to make the most out of your leftover batting pieces. I love scraps, of any kind. Especially when dealing with them means you can sew more of the cute crafty little items - without the need to run to your local fabric shop first! 

Learn how to join batting scraps. Make the most of leftover batting pieces - here's how.
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It's no secret to any sewing enthusiasts who regularly use batting and fusible felt in their sewing projects: those batting scraps accumulate quickly! Just as fabric scraps do. But while I had tons of use for my fabric scraps, that was not the case with the small pieces of fusible felt. Now, this has changed!

I decided to join them, piece the leftover scraps together, so they become useful in my scrap-sewing projects. You can too, it's easy! Just follow this quick how-to and learn how to join batting scraps.

How To Join Batting Scraps

Learn how to join batting scraps. Make the most of leftover batting pieces - here's how.
 1) Straighten the edges, so there will be no overlapping or holes. Using a rotary cutter helps a lot!



Learn how to join batting scraps. Make the most of leftover batting pieces - here's how.
2) Pin. Pinning will help you keep together the edges you intend to join. You may opt for taping the edges together. Works just as fine!

Readers keep asking where I got these cute flat bird pins: here. There are many shapes, and while birds are my favorite, but tulips and butterflies are so cute too! 



Learn how to join batting scraps. Make the most of leftover batting pieces - here's how.
3) Use a wide triple-zigzag stitch to join the two pieces. If you'll be stitching over the pins without removing them as you go, go carefully and slowly.



Learn how to join batting scraps. Make the most of leftover batting pieces - here's how.
I used a contrasting thread to make it easier for you to see what I did. You'll most probably use a neutral (white) thread.


BONUS TIP:
This easy technique works great with pieces with soft, felt-like construction. If you want to join pieces of thin, woven interfacing (aka not thick batting) the pieces need to OVERLAP a bit to retain strength. But that is another story, for some other time :)

Learn how to join batting scraps. Make the most of leftover batting pieces - here's how.

I use fusible felt a lot when sewing, for bags, bins, clutches and other, kid-related projects. Since I started piecing the leftover scraps together, a yard of fusible felt seems to last way longer. It's easy, faster than having to run to your local fabric supply store, and cheaper, too!

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This sewing project is perfect for using up batting scraps!

1 comment:

  1. Great tutorial on joining those scraps. I have been doing that for a while and just have to remember to join batting of the same loft. Have a great weekend!

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