5 sewing projects that will help you use up all your fabric scraps

When attempting sewing projects, you will be left with scrap fabric that might soon become a big pile of leftover fabric pieces. Rather than throw these scrap pieces away, use them in easy sewing projects. If you have a sewing machine and sewing equipment, it will be easy to get your project going.


Here are some sewing project ideas that will make it easy to get rid of that scrap fabric in no time:

  • Kitchen sewing projects – Spending money on kitchen towels, pot holders, and napkins can be costly. By using your scrap fabric, you can easily make original handcrafted kitchen necessities that fit your individual style.
  • Blanket sewing projects – Handcrafted blankets add a lot of colour to a dull room. If you sew together a number of square fabrics, you will end up with a big blanket to keep you warm while doing a new scrap fabric project.
  • Flower sewing projects – Sewing flowers out of scrap materials and using haberdashery to decorate them will look great anywhere in your home or on your clothes or accessories.
  • Bean bag sewing projects – Bean bags are a fun and educational accessory to play with for a child. Making square shaped fabric pieces and filling them with beans is a great sewing project, not to mention the original colours and patterns!
  • Clothes sewing projects – If you like original clothing that no one else has, why not sew together scrap fabric to make a colourful skirt or shirt? It is easy to do and will help you get rid of scrap material quickly.


Come to Empisal for an affordable sewing machine


Empisal has been supplying a top-quality range of sewing machines, overlockers, ironing equipment and haberdashery items for 35 years. Whether it is a steam press or project idea you are looking for, you are sure to find it at Empisal.


For more information on the wide variety of products we offer, do not hesitate to contact us today.

Happy New Year! Make 2017 the year you learn to sew!

When making your new year’s resolution list, make sure to put ‘learn to sew’ at the very top of your list of things to do for 2017. If you do not know how to sew a button to a shirt, do not fret as there are thousands of easy sewing projects for beginners to dig their needles into!


Learn to sew with these helpful hints:

  • Basic sewing tools – Before you start sewing, you need the correct equipment. This includes needles, shears, a pincushion, pins, measuring tape, marking pens, thimbles, thread, fabric and a step-by-step instruction manual for the project you want to do.
  • Threading the needle – This might seem like a daunting step, but with a little practice, it can be done. Threading double threads or single threads will determine the strength of the stitches you sew.
  • Learning different stitches – There is no need to try to learn the difficult stitches first as you might get confused. Learning the basic stitching will benefit you later. There are a wide variety of different stitches that you can learn, including basting stitches, running stitches, back stitches, slip stitches as well as decorative stitches.


If you prefer sewing by machine, you can purchase an affordable sewing machine and start gathering potential projects such as sewing dresses or household items. Having the correct sewing equipment will benefit the outcome of your project. However, you need to be prepared to stitch and fray the fabric a few times to ensure you do it perfectly and know exactly how the stitches of your chosen project needs to be done. If sewing is something you like to do, why not go big and start selling the products you make!


Let Empisal make your sewing easier this New Year


Whether you are looking for a sewing machine, sewing equipment or project ideas, Empisal is the place to go. Here you will find a range of reliable and precision sewing machines, overlockers and ironing equipment that simply won’t let you down.


For more information, please give us a call today!