Felt Scraps

banner-madebymemondayfeltscraps1A couple weeks ago, Cody of Lu & Ed, talked about how she transforms thrift store finds into her Mon-stors and also dices up any unusable scraps to blend with her stuff so that nothing goes to waste!

When I read about Lu & Ed’s Transformation Tuesday posts, I thought, “Why am I not doing this? It’s such a great idea!  So, I was inspired to cut up my felt scraps into tiny bits to blend into my stuffing, too.

I have a few shoeboxes of felt scraps — normally, I just toss my scraps into a shoebox to dig through later in case I need tiny bits to make donut toppings, like the little bacon bits pictured above! Or blueberries, leaves, melon stems, and so on.

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Since reading Lu & Ed’s Transformation Tuesday post, I started taking a little bit of time to cut up scraps I wouldn’t be able to use as donut toppings and putting them into a separate shoebox so I can blend them with my polyfil stuffing for plush donuts.

They’re… donut crumbs!

I think this is a great process for anyone who makes any kind of stuffed or plush item! Also, if you don’t already, follow Cody on Twitter and her blog, Lu & Ed — she’s super inspiring and makes awesome things!

Love + Donuts, Mayene Design

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2 thoughts on “Felt Scraps

  1. Aw! Thanks so much for the shout out! So glad it converted you into a scrap saver/dicer! 🙂 Thanks for spreading the word about more ways for makers to go eco!

    • I have so many felt scraps stuffed in boxes even if I can’t make toppings out of them all, so this was a good way to start separating them! I got a decent amount of scraps cut up from all the work and sewing I did over the weekend, too! I’m going to experiment with using a blend of mostly scraps, a tiny bit of polyfil for some items that don’t need to be so cushy or “plush” like (like my donuts are pretty sturdy, or the small felt cube characters that I make). 🙂

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