8 Selvage Sewing Projects

Another man’s trash is a scrap collectors treasure. In basic terms, fabric selvage is the area that runs along the fabric edges and is typically considered waste. Most manufactures place special markings for print colors and general branding in this area. You will notice that these special markings are normally on one side of the fabric yardage. Collecting and using selvages is starting to become popular in the quilting world, so salvage your selvage and explore the projects below to use them.

8 free selvage sewing projects and ideas
  1. Selvage Placemats
  2. Selvage Pillow Cover
  3. Selvage Star Block
  4. Selvage Zipper Pouch
  5. Selvage Tote Bag
  6. Selvage Lanyard
  7. Criss Cross Selvage Block
  8. Selvage Spool Quilt

To grow your selvage scrap collection, watch the video below for tips on cutting and saving selvage scraps.

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