An easy serger scrap catcher will put an end to this nightmare!
My sewing area, which is on the way to the kitchen, is a terrifying sight almost every day. It's only when I finish a project that I look around to find the embarrassing pile of scraps, paper, and thread all over the table and floor. Sometimes I use a plastic bag or a cereal box, to catch the mess, but after a while, the bag or the box falls off the table because of the weight of the scraps and it's a mess all over again. To be frank the plastic bag ends up being a sore site anyway and really brings down my sense of order in my humble workroom. Since I know I am not the only one that happens to inflict this nightmare on their family members, I have decided to come up with an easy and hopefully elegant solution.
- 1/4 yard of fabric to match your furniture or taste.
- 1/4 yard of contrasting fabric. I am using a leftover scrap of linen.
- stiff fusible interfacing.
- batting: the thinnest you can buy (optional)
- 2 yards of 1″ bias tape. Follow this tutorial to make your own: Making continuous bias binding tape
- sewing machine
Take a look at this Sewing Mat Organizer, too!