Stash-Busting Blog Hop :: Retro Mama Scrap Happy Sewing


Happy Spring!

 The Scrap-Busting Blog Hop with Retro Mama
I've definitely caught the Spring cleaning bug; I keep finding myself tidying up my sewing room, finishing WIPs, and making projects with leftover fabric scraps and stashed fabrics.

 Retro Mama :: Scrap-Busting Blog Hop

 Retro Mama | fat quarters
I have a giant tub of quilting cotton scraps in my sewing room (not pictured, lest there be photographic evidence of my fabric-hoarding mess; Spring cleaning hasn't yet reached that corner of my room!), and inside it holds about 9 years' worth of remnants, including those from my very first project—aprons I made for friends and family.

 Retro Mama | vintage sewing tray with scrappy sewing supplies

Well, about this time last Spring I took a look inside (and by “look” I mean that I pulled out handful after handful of fabric until I found myself buried up to my neck in scraps) and thought, "I could make a TON of great stuff from these little bits of fabric!". So...I combined favorite scraps and new fabrics, designed a whole bunch of patterns, and put them all into one book!

 Retro Mama Scrap Happy Sewing
Retro Mama Scrap Happy Sewing is now available (both in my shop and at Amazon), and I’d like to invite you along for a Stash-Busting Blog Hop! A bunch of my most admired Internet Crafty Folk will be sewing their favorite patterns from Scrap Happy Sewing, as well as sharing their own scrappy projects, tutorials, and giveaways. I hope they will inspire you to dig into your stash and get stitching, too! And check in next week for a giveaway right here on my blog! If you'd like to follow along, be sure to visit these fabulous bloggers all month:

April 3 While She Naps

April 3 SCC

April 8 S.O.T.A.K. Handmade

April 9 Fabricworm

April 10 Clover & Violet

April 13 Robot Mom Sews

April 14 Vivid Felicity

April 15 Cut to Pieces

April 16 Straight Grain

April 17 Sew Take A Hike

April 20 Vintage Grey

April 21 Miss Print

April 22 Pink Penguin

April 23 Sew Creative Blog

April 24 Follow the White Bunny

April 27 A Bright Corner

April 28 Sew Justine Sew

April 29 LRstitched

 Retro Mama | vintage lunch tray with scrappy sewing supplies

Thanks a million to everyone who has already bought a copy of the book; if you have a few moments I would be so grateful if you might consider leaving your review at Amazon. You are also very welcome to leave links to your Scrap Happy Sewing projects below--I am just tickled at the gorgeous projects that have already been shared on Instagram, every single one makes my day!

Thanks again, my friends, and Happy Stitching!


  1. Reviewed! I loved it! My bears are ADORABLE!

  2. Thank you Carol!! I'm so glad you are enjoying the book! The bears are one of my favorite patterns :)

  3. Que telas más bonitas enseñas siempre. Como me gustaría hacer esa muñeca y esas telas.

  4. Cute projects. I love using scraps, too.