Fabric Scrap Color Block Top

Do you hesitate to incorporate scraps into garment sewing? Hesitate no more!! Well placed scraps bring interest to this basic top.

Scrappy Color Block Top

Bold scrappy borders take this top from simple to dramatic. Use this trick to lengthen a top that you find too short as well. Or, use fabric scraps to upcycle a top destined for the giveaway bin.

Color Block Top with Scraps

Vicky suggests a top pattern in her post to get you started. If a V-neck is more your style, we suggest the Esma Top by Blank Slate Patterns.

Be sure to finish your seams when sewing garments. Here are nine ways to finish a seam.

Not ready to start sewing your own clothes but love the idea? Consider adding a row of scraps to a pre-made top or maybe add a cuff to your favorite capris. The sky’s the limit!