Lace and Scraps

My life goal: Never waste fabric. Just kidding I have lots of other goals. However, I don’t think I’ve ever thrown fabric away. I love when I think of something to make out of a left over scrap.  And the best thing ever is when the thing I make ends up being something that I use a lot. I also have an obsession with the remnant bin at my local fabric store. There’s just something about digging through that bin, wondering what rolled up scraps from the end of a bolt of fabric I’ll find. I have found many a treasure in that bin, actually they are what I use for almost all of my embroidery projects! Anyway, I think I’ve made it pretty clear that I make sure to use every last piece of fabric in my possession. So here’s what I did recently:

A couple of weeks ago I posted about a skirt that I refashioned. I decided to use the fabric that I had cut off the bottom of the skirt to make an infinity scarf. It was already a big loop because I had cut it off that way. I picked up some lace and just sewed it along the cut edge.


I love how it turned out, and it’s super cozy! It’s been so cold here so I’ve worn it quite a few times already.  I just have to say, isn’t lace one of the best things ever? I love adding lace to something boring or outdated. It can breathe so much life into any garment. Ever since I made this scarf I’ve been getting a ton of ideas for adding lace to things – I plan to share some in the future 🙂