Monday, May 7, 2012

12 X 12 - Charm Scraps

This month's scrap buster project is really quick and easy, but I think you'll love it. And it's just in time to make a last minute Mother's Day gift!




Charm Scraps uses leftover charm squares or fabric from your stash cut into 5" squares to make a stack of mini facial washcloths. They're just the right size for washing your face and removing make up. Whip up a week's worth (or more) and toss them in the laundry on wash day. No more disposable make up remover sheets adding to the landfill.
  
             Bonus: this is laundry you don't have to fold!!

So gather up a bunch of charm squares and a new or gently used towel (or a piece of double sided terry cloth). Cut as many 5" squares of terry as you have charm squares.


Place a charm square right side down on a terry square:


Stitch 1/4" from the raw edges all the way around, leaving an opening on one side to turn. Clip corners:


Turn right side out, push corners out and press:


Make all the rest in the same manner. Top stitch around edges to close openings:


If you're making this as a gift, add a face wash and arrange in a sweet little basket:


These are so cute, they kind of make you look forward to a good face-scrubbing before bed!  :)


This post can also be seen here:
 http://www.canoeridgecreations.com/2012/05/sew-modern-monday.html






19 comments:

  1. Great idea Vicki!! I have a ton of charms I could use!! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Kiera! I think seeing this darling little stack of your favorite fabrics right before bed promotes sweet dreams, too! ;)

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  2. thanks for this great idea !! never would have thought of it on my own !!! I have almost all of these fabrics you used !!!!

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    1. They're really cute fabrics, aren't they?

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  3. Love this Vicki! Fabulous idea!

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    1. Thanks Melissa! Lucky for me, some of the simple things are really great!

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  4. Too cute! These would also be great for scrubbing the kids faces before running out the door.

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    1. Ooohhh! That's a great idea - better make lots!

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  5. They look awesome! Such a great idea, thanks for sharing!

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  6. Hello: I was searching around bloggers for those bloggers in the DC arear and ran across you. I think this project is grate for gifts. I will be following you and hope you have time to stop pass my blog. http://www.theslowquilter.blogspot.com

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    1. I totally agree - this is one of those gift projects you can make up ahead of time and keep on hand for a last minute need. Thanks for following us!

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  7. Thanks for the inspiration, I was wondering what to do for Mother's Day!

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    1. I think any Mom would love these! Thanks for commenting. :)

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  8. Wow, what a great idea! I may have to make some for Christmas gift. :)

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    1. Thanks Karen! I made a batch for a good friend a couple months ago and she just sent me a text the other day saying those were the best things I ever made! I hope that was a compliment! :)

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  9. Wow, what a great idea! I may have to make some for Christmas gift. :)

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