Clean out your scrap basket and use up all those odds and ends that are too good to throw away by stitching these scrap-busting patterns.
1. Jelly Jars
Learn or practice textured and decorative stitches using this fun pattern. It's also a great way use up assorted thread scraps!
Are your needlepoint thread odds-and-ends building up and it's time for a cleanout? Gather your scraps of needlepoint thread and stitch this Super Summer Scrap Buster needlepoint pattern!
3. Fall Leaves
Here's a perfect scrap-basket pattern for Autumn! Stitch a blanket of leaves on a dark ground using assorted colors in a variety of needlepoint stitches.
The Wayward Winds pattern can be stitched in any combination of colors in smaller quantities, making it a perfect scrap-basket project. The pattern can be stitched on any type of needlepoint canvas in threads from your stash of scraps. Use #5 Pearl cotton or lengths of 6-strand floss on canvas with small holes, and tapestry wool or #3 Pearl Cotton for canvas with larger holes.
5. French Braid
The French Braid needlepoint pattern is perfect for cleaning out your scrap basket, as any number of colors can be used. Color combinations of your choosing are also possible. The design is worked on 12-count canvas. Worked mainly in satin stitch with a touch of continental stitch in the black border areas, this project actually works up very quickly!
Stitch a stylized animal in bright colors for Cinco de Mayo. This pattern was inspired by Mexican folk embroidery on a vintage costume. This project is a perfect scrap-buster due to the infiniate number of color combinations that can be used. Use the pattern as a guide, and then raid your stash for the perfect colors.
Raid your stash to stitch an adorable set of Nativity Figures.
8. Leaf Wreath
Stitch a round pillow top featuring a wreath of leaves using bright colors in continental stitch on 14-count canvas. Twelve shades of wool in bright colors are needed for this chart. The colors are easily adapted to fall colors as well.
Stitch a different ice cream on a stick for every month of the year using bits from your scrap basket.
Fall is in the air and the leaves are starting to blow! Stitch the Breezes through the Treezes pattern in continental stitch on 12-count canvas in your favorite falll colors.
Stitch a set of colorful, delectable needlepoint cupcakes! The designs can be used as a group of 4, or individually and may be used in any number of ways, including framed, as pillow appliques, or as ornaments. The designs can be stitched on any size of interlock needlepoint canvas using your favorite, brightly colored threads. I even stitched one of them on tiny, 18-count canvas in DMC Satin Floss to make a cute package fob (see the blog). The recipient can use it as an ornament, and the package decoration becomes part of the gift.