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I hold onto fabric scraps, but when they’re printed or striped it’s almost impossible for me to throw away. I just love prints and stripes! Well after looking through some of my striped scraps, I realized I had some that were the same height. I wanted to piece them together for a cool striped “striped” look! And this will look good with any striped fabric, not just knit. I did use knit for my example, but it would look great on a woven skirt or dress or pants!

Stash-Busting: Using Striped Scraps
Stash-Busting: Using Striped Scraps

Supplies
Striped fabric scraps with stripes the same height
Sewing supplies

1. I traced a pattern and then drew the stripes right onto the pattern. Then I was able to draw the piecing I wanted to do. I also colored in the black stripes and drew o‘s for orange.¬†You would design your stripes and pieces based on the scraps you have.

Stash-Busting: Using Striped Scraps

2. I cut up my pattern pieces and separated them into the orange stripes and turquoise stripes. I cut them out but added seam allowance to the piece edges. You could also tape seam allowance onto the pattern.
3. I laid out my pieces so I knew which order they needed to be in.

Stash-Busting: Using Striped Scraps

4. Because all my piecing were diagonal to the stripes, matching the stripes were a little difficult. I found the easiest way was to pin the seam allowance and then look at the front to see if the stripes matched. I would adjust until the stripes matched. Then I sewed the pieces together.

Stash-Busting: Using Striped Scraps

It was a lot of matching, but I love the skater-ish look it created! I didn’t match the front pieces very well, but from far away it looks okay.

Stash-Busting: Using Striped Scraps
The back and sides look great though! And there are so many things you could do with the piecing!
Stash-Busting: Using Striped Scraps
I asked Henry to do some dances moves which he did until he got mad. I love that dancing picture!
Stash-Busting: Using Striped Scraps

Author: Heather