Here are a couple of projects I recently made using either fabric scraps or recycled clothing. The red table runner was sewn from the leftovers I had from sewing my oldest son a log cabin quilt for his bed. This meant the red fabric was already cut into strips, so all I needed to do is add the center white squares and then get sewing! The tote bag is made from two pairs of worn out men's jeans along with using a printed cotton skirt for the lining. The straps of the tote are the waistbands (including the button and button holes) from the jeans. I sewed half inch seams and then snipped the seam allowances in intervals of a half inch so that I could get the raggy effect after washing and drying the tote when it was completed. The tote was quilted with a cotton batting between the fabric layers - with the batting not extending into the seam allowances (you don't want the batting in the raggy part). The inspiration behind both these projects is from the book A Passion for Patchwork by Lise Bergene.