This is the first blog in a new series called Make a Tiny difference. A chance to use our crafting abilities for good, reducing waste and recycling what we have. Today I’m looking a Tiny scrap buster – Liberty Scrap Borro Stars.
If you’ve followed me a while you know I like to save and use all the scraps, this is especially so with my Liberty lawn fabrics, each one is special. I store my tiny scraps in a jam jar. They explode when you tip them out:
In the past I’ve made fabric stamps with these but there is too many now for stamps and I never seem to make a dent in the pile.
Liberty Scrap Boro Stars
The term Boro stitching is essentially the practice of using a running stitch to reinforce a textile item using scrap materials. It’s perfect for this project
Sonia from Fabric and Flowers has a cute little work shop available on how to make a Boro patch, I couldn’t resist signing up to it. Lots of templates and beautiful instructions on how to make a boro patch.
I have used a star cookie cutter as a template this time as I didn’t have time to print one. Here I’ve layered all my Liberty scraps in colours before transforming them into stars.
I was thinking of making simple Christmas tree hangers but on reflection I think I’m going to turn them into a beautiful floral wreath as I think they look more like flowers!
I can just imagine a few more layered up with some foliage and using a button in the centre of the boro patch star.
This might have to wait though as I have different things going on these next few months.
I can see these liberty scrap boro stars becoming a gorgeous slow sew project to sew for the summer so keep coming back to see how I get on!