:: Tuesday Tips – April 3 ::

This week, learn what to do with those leftover batting scraps!! Use everything – waste nothing;).

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Use your leftover batting scraps (with scrim binder – stabilizer) for use in new craft projects.

Your batting leftovers are perfect for creating soft sculptures. Batting can be easily dyed using kool-aid or various types of store-bought permanent dyes to get your desired color. The sculpture will have the softness of the batting partnered with the stability of the scrim binder which provides enough strength to hold pieces together in the wash. Fiber flowers are a great place to start! For a bit of inspiration, check out our Flower Brooch tutorial.

Other ideas:
– Try mixing your dyed batting remnants with dyed wool to use in folk art appliqué.
– Keep your batting’s natural color and use it to make miniature snowmen for cute holiday-themed decorations.
– Cut out geometrical shapes from your dyed batting remnants, arrange in a cluster and sew to craft a fashion forward bib necklace.

Batting lends great texture to any project.

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