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How to Make Scrap Fabric Twine

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Whenever I work on a sewing or quilting project, I always end up with leftover bits and pieces of fabric that I simply can’t bear to throw away. (I mean, it might be useful someday!) As a result, I have almost as much scrap fabric in my stash as actual useful yardage. And, it would seem that I’m not alone in my odds-and-ends fabric hoarding, because Cintia from My Poppet has put together this brilliant scrap fabric twine tutorial for just such a problem.

Are you feeling as inspired as I am? Take a look at the video above, then check out the full project over on My Poppet.

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I’ll be spending the rest of the afternoon turning my scrap bin treasures into something both gorgeous and useful!

7 thoughts on “How to Make Scrap Fabric Twine

  1. wonderful idea, the twine would make a nice way to finish off your gift wrapping.

  2. How funny…As an African American woman, I see this twine project is the exact same procedure as doing a twist on hair called “Havana” twist. It makes the two strand twist much more smooth and protects the tender kinky curly hair because it’s so secure and tight. I couldn’t help but laugh as I watched your video because I had just completed my 6 year old’s 18 inch long beautiful kinky curly hair doing that very same twist! LOL. Thanks for sharing, I have loads of scraps and just piled them up in a suitcase hoping to find a reuse/recycle DIY for them. Who knew I could have been “havana” twisting them all along! LOL

  3. I am just amazed, you inspired me! I just couldn’t stop saying Wow at the simplicity and beauty of these ideas…I am anxious to try both the twisted fabric twine and the crocheted rug, thank you!

  4. Haha, another person coming to say I do my hair that way , so this will be a cinch to do. It might be faster to put the strands between your knees so you can use both hands to hold the twist while you wrap it around. Thanks for the video.

  5. Thank you for posting this. I weave rag rugs and stuff and always have scraps around. I started doing this with them not really knowing what I was going to do with it. Then I made a handbag out of one of my weavings and this was perfect for the straps!

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Haley Pierson-Cox from Red-Handled Scissors is a maker of crafts, a lover of cats, an avid swearing enthusiast, a cross-stitch book author, and a general purveyor of quirk. She's also sometimes an irritable cartoon named Tiny Cranky Haley. https://www.redhandledscissors.com

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