Today, I’m going to show you how to use selvages to make fabric. In my last tutorial, I showed you how I cut and save my selvages from any pieces of new fabric I get. Today, you’ll learn how to make fabric from your selvages, in other words, selvage fabric.
Selvage fabric is a great way to use all your fabric stash. Not only is it frugal and environmentally conscious, I personally love working with selvages because of the colorful result. And where else can you get a completely unique piece of fabric? Also, this is such a fun way to use all your favorite fabrics from your stash in one fabric. So fun! Plus, once you feel the texture, you won’t be able to stop petting your selvage fabric. LOL!
Watch the Tutorial
In this YouTube video I show you exactly how I make selvage fabric. As you watch, think about what projects you could make with your new selvage fabric.
To sum up, in this tutorial I’ve shown you how to use your selvages to make selvage fabric. In my next post, I’m showing you a bunch of different ways to use your newly minted selvage fabric. You can use selvage fabric in a variety of different projects, such as garments, tote bags, and quilt blocks. For example, check out this quilt, Lucky Medallion, I made entirely of selvage fabric!
Also, stay tuned for my next videos where I’ll be showing you 1) how I use my selvage fabric in a quilt block and 2) how to make binding from selvage fabric. Binding from selvage fabric is my very most favoritest way to use selvage fabric.
Explore my entire series of selvage quilt tutorials:
- How to cut and store fabric selvages
- The Criss Cross Selvage Block Tutorial
- How to make Selvage Quilt Binding
I’d love to hear from you:
So, what’s your top reason to sew with selvages? Fill in the blank: I use selvages because _________.
- A) I love to use *all* my fabric.
- B) I’m trying to save money on fabric.
- C) I love all things scrappy.
- D) I’m trying to be more environmentally conscious.
- E) I love the colors, text, and images on selvages.
- F) It’s fun!
Select all that apply and then, let me know what you think in the comments!