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38 Ingenious Fat Quarter Projects

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Hobbycraft Fat Quarters are great for low spend sewing projects. Discover below all the wondeful 30+ pojects you can make with them.

These make for great day projects, so whether you're looking for something to do on a rainy day, or need to use up your fabric scraps, these projects will certainly keep you busy!

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38 Ingenious Fat Quarter Projects

Seahorse Rattle by Little Button Diaries
It can be a struggle to think of new-born gift ideas. This tutorial is for a cuddly seahorse rattle for babies. You can adapt it into the shape of any animal you like - as long as the shape can be depicted in a simple outline. If you can draw it, you can make it!




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Bear Handwarmer by Little Button Diaries

Hello folks! Its looking like the winter chill is going to be with us for a while yet (boo!), so this month we thought we'd share an easy tutorial for a cute little bear hand warmer (hooray!). He is simple to stitch together, either on the machine or by hand. Then you just need to fill him with rice and pop him in the microwave.



 

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Fat Quarter Wrap Skirt by Libby Rose

Discover just how easy it is to make your own clothes from a pack of fat quarters with this fun wrap skirt project!



 

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Puffy Heart Bunting by Miss Libby Rose

Fantastic for beginners, this fun bunting includes a bit of a 3D element to really stand out from the crowd.
 

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Free Motion Embroidery Art by Amy Gilbert

Take your sewing skills to the next level with some free motion embroidery art. This unique technique creates an illustrated-style design using fabric and a sewing machine, and is a fab way of adding applique detailing that is a little bit different.
 

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Seat Pad Cover by Andy Isaacs

Seat pad covers are great for upcycling a piece of furniture or adding a splash of colour to a plain chair. This easy to make seat cushion would make a great addition to your home office.
 

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Fabric Wreath by Debbie Thorne

If you fancy adding a bit of spring festivity to your home this Easter, a wreath is a fantastic and subtle way to do so. Go soft and subtle with a fabric wreath, using a polystyrene base instead of a rattan one for some soft spring styling – pastels are a must!
 

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Heart Cushion by Andy Isaacs

Scatter cushions are great for adding a splash of colour or interest. Here's how to make a great looking heart cushion cover that looks more complicated than it really is (don't tell your friends).
 

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Fabric Napkin by Andy Isaacs

You can whip up a pretty fabric napkin in no time, and refresh your dinner table or impress your guests. All you need are some fat quarters, bias binding and a button to make something wonderful!
 

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Patchwork Quilted Bag by The New Craft House

This bag is a super useful size and shape. We've got big plans to stuff it full of yarn and other craft projects to take with us when we travel! The ombre effect is created by clever placing of different toned prints - we think it makes it look really modern.
 

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How to Make a Fabric Storage Box

Fabric storage boxes are ideal for storing all those little household items. Using a selection of fat quarters, you can make a fun set of coordinating or contrasting storage boxes for your home. Our easy-to-follow tutorial will show you everything you need to know to make these vibrant fabric boxes.
 

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How to Make Bunny Scrunchies

These fun colourful bunny ear scrunchies are a great scrap buster. Don’t waste any of your cute printed fat quarters. Make them plain, or add these cute bunny ears for an additional spring detail
 

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How to Make a Fabric Drawstring Bag

Fabric drawstring bags can be used in a multitude of ways: as wash bags, storage or even gift wrap! What's even better is that they can be reused, repaired, and upcycled when old and worn – the perfect eco-friendly project!
 

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How to Make a Retro Pom Pom Trim Cushion

Pom poms are a fun way to jazz up a standard cushion and are much simpler to include than they may appear! This retro pom-pom trimmed cushion cover is a lot of fun to make and will brighten up any home with its contrasting patterns and bright colour scheme.
 

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How To Make A Rag Rug Wreath
Wreaths don't just have to be made from flowers. This rag rug wreath is such a simple make and will look fantastic hung on a door, recreating the look of spring flowers to brighten up your home.

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3 Easy Valentine's Sewing Projects

Homemade gifts for Valentine's Day are a great way to show someone how special they are. Using a selection of Valentine's-inspired fat quarters, we have three easy Valentine's Day sewing projects for you to try.
 

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How to Sew a Patchwork Fan Purse

Create this fan purse using patterned fat quarters of your choice from our huge range online and in store at Hobbycraft! Attach a zip and perfectly functional pencil case, make up bag, or clutch!
 

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How to Sew a Fat Quarter Envelope Clutch Bag

Create a classic wardrobe staple by transforming a pack of fat quarters into this super chic envelope clutch. Use a magnetic popper to take for a make that looks just like you've bought it off of the shelf! Use fat quarters of your choice to make a personalised and unique accessory that would make the perfect gift.
 

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How to Sew a Fat Quarter Bento Bag

Bento bags are a style of bag hailing from Japan, sometimes called market bags, triangle bags, or origami bags. These easy-to-sew bags are perfect for keeping knit projects secure, taking to the shops to replace plastic or paper vegetable bags, or even as reusable gift wrap! Follow the tutorial below to find out how to create your own.
 

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How to Sew Fat Quarter Tote Bags

Create these super simple and structurally strong tote bags easily in any fat quarter pattern available online or in store at Hobbycraft!
 

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How to Sew a Tropical Brush Roll

Create a handy brush roll, perfect for storing craft supplies and makeup brushes alike!
 

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How to Make a Jam Jar Topper

Jam jars have sported fabric caps for years, however you will love this new twist on an old favorite fabric jam jar topper!
 

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How To Make Bees Wax Wraps

Beeswax wraps are the ultimate reusable, zero waste alternative to cling film and tin foil. Drastically reduce your kitchen waste by creating a set of wraps using fat quarters of your choosing. Beeswax wraps also make excellent gifts for your fellow eco-conscious friends and family.
 

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Sleep Mask

Why not enjoy a spa day in your own home? This eye mask set using Joules fat quarters is sure to help you relax. It’s a fantastic project for beginners and creates a lovely accessory that’s ideal for gifting.
 

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Drawstring Coin Purse

Look stylish and keep your change in order with this drawstring coin purse made with Joules fat quarters. Sew the small purse as a lovely gift for a friend or a handy accessory for yourself.
 

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Rainbow Table Runner

Add colourful details to your table with this bold and bright rainbow table runner! Perfect for pride celebrations, especially during Pride Month, the rainbow flag-inspired decoration is sure to set a fun tone. Easy to make, it’ll effortlessly transform your table in no time.
 

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Buttoned Gift Bag

Reusable gift wrap is a huge trend at the moment, so it’s the perfect time to get creative with fabric gift bags! Use our wonderful new range of Joules fat quarters and follow this simple tutorial to make a small, handmade gift bag that anyone will love. This is a great project for sewing beginners.
 

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Camel Bunting

This camel bunting makes the perfect addition to your home or garden this summer and is bang on trend using Moroccan inspired fat quarters to create the ultimate bohemian vibes. Read on to find out how to make your own by using this tutorial provided by the wonderful Craft Cotton Co.
 

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Draught Excluder

In this tutorial, learn how to create a fantastically fun draught excluder, sure to keep the chill out of any room.
 

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Keyring Phone Case

Sew this beautiful and functional keyring phone case, and keep your valuables safe in style!
 

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Velcro Pencil Case

Be the envy of the classroom by having a go at sewing your own pencil case using VELCRO ® brand tape! Follow the fantastic tutorial below by Miss Libby Rose to find out how it's done. We have a huge range of fabrics and fat quarters available - there's something for everyone! Use VELCRO ® Brand Tape as a secure fastening for all your pens and pencils.
 

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Knot Headband

The twist knot headband is the accessory of the season, helping you transform any look in an instant! With this tutorial, you’ll be all set to create your own – with your pick of patterns and colours, ready to help you stand out from the crowd. You can even create a matching headband for every outfit.
 

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Childs Apron

Make an adorable child’s apron using a fat quarter pack from our fabulous range. This easy-to-follow guide can be used all year round – but we especially love the cute Christmas theme! What better time to get cooking and baking with your little ones in the kitchen than the holiday season?
 

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Swallowtail Bunting

This bunting project is fun for so many reasons! Whether you’re looking to spruce up the decorations for a summer party or decorate the kids’ den, the colourful bunting will certainly brighten up dull spaces.
 

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Bunny Quilt

A really colourful bunny quilt perfect for the nursery. Using bright bold geometric shapes, and simple quilting techniques to create a bold, modern design.
 

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2 Styles of Babies Bibs
It couldn't be easier to create a set of baby bibs! There are so many styles to choose from, and all are the perfect way to practice different sewing techniques.

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Letter Cushion

Discover how to create a stylish letter cushion using your favourite fabric designs. Perfect for intermediate level sewers, this project is ideal for making as a personalised gift!
 

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