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Free Fabric Remnants: Up To 5kg Pure Joy For Your DIY Project

At Contrado we strive for sustainability, opting for eco-friendly materials and practices wherever possible. That’s why we try to reduce our impact on the environment. One way is by decreasing waste, recycling or re-homing leftover textiles. We’re now offering free fabric remnants to anyone who wants them, with scraps of everything from fleece to silk to cotton.

How to Get Your Free Fabric Remnants

Here is what you need to do to get your free fabric remnants:

  1. Visit our Free Fabric Remnants page.
  2. Choose your material & size of the bag
  3. Add to cart & go to secure checkout.
  4. Set your delivery address (incl. a small delivery fee).
  5. Done.

We can offer you different remnants. From cotton and natural fabrics to neoprene remnants. Our favourite is the 4.5 kg mixed bag using whatever fabric remnants are available at the time. Free fabrics could include cotton, canvas, silk, crepe, muslin, towelling, jersey, lace, and so many more. Depending on what is available, you can find a range of woven, knitted, natural, organic, waterproof or stretch fabrics. Your offcuts will mostly be white or cream but may have the odd splash of colour thrown in. Perfect for any budding textile artists or DIY lovers.

What You Can Do With Your Fabric Remnant Bundles

There are plenty of fun (and practical) DIY project ideas for putting fabric remnants to good use. Small pieces of remnant material might not seem the easiest to use. But they can be the perfect size to create something unique, as well as useful. Here are just a few of our favourite ways to utilise fabric remnants, UK made and recycled.

Turn White into Bright

Firstly; add some colour. As your free fabric remnants will be white or cream, you have the complete creative freedom to add some colour. Experiment with transfer paper, pens and paints to create unique prints on each piece. Alternatively, use different fabric dyes to colour each piece in a different way. Simply pop to your local haberdashery to find the type of dye or paint which will work with your materials. Once you’ve jazzed up your free fabric remnants, you can experiment with the projects below.

Use Free Remnants For Patchwork Art

The beauty of patchwork lies in its mismatched nature; various clashing patterns and colours coming together to create a vibrant and charming garment or furnishing. Our free fabric remnants are perfect for embracing this trend. The nature of scraps means most pieces will be a different material and occasionally have different prints. Meaning you almost have a patchwork kit ready-to-go. Use your scraps to create a small patchwork throw or cushion cover. Pin the pieces together, turn them inside out and sew along each join. You can even sew the fabric around a cardboard shape to create a sturdy, patchwork coaster. Patchwork is traditionally a collection of square swatches. But there’s no limit to the style and shape of what you create. Get imaginative and arrange a different shape from your scraps, like a heart or star and then sew these onto plain coloured fabric.

Handmade Jewellery and Accessories

Add a stylish flair to your wardrobe with accessories crafted from bits of scrap material. To design your own fabric covered earrings or hair slides, start by finding some old buttons. Simply cut out circles from your scraps to create a circle a little larger than the button. Take a needle and thread and start weaving along the outer edge of the fabric circle, until you’ve gone all the way around. Place the button in the centre of the circle and pull your thread to cinch in the fabric around the button. Make sure to knot the end, and you’ve created your own fabric-covered buttons. Leave them as they are or attach a bobby pin or jewellery findings with glue for some quick and easy brand-new accessories.

Turn them into a much needed utility product

Face masks are hot topic right now. Moreover, where are they? As demand is high and supply low, many crafters turn to handmade face masks. They don’t need much fabric, they are easy to make and help to protect others.

Your possibilities are endless. Whether you are a DIY lover or sustainability enthusiast, get your hands on some free fabric remnant bundles.


  • Just received my consignment of free 5kg bags of scraps… thrilled
    Fabric is of excellent quality… each bag is different.. a bit like Christmas delving into each bag .. and out of 6 bags only half a bag of trimmings which I will use for embellishing. I waste nothing! Otherwise lots useable pieces of fabric everything from silk chiffon to heavy cotton canvas… perfect for me to make up into items or print or dye .. and quilt with.
    There is nothing that gives me more fun than a bag of scraps… just love creating out of leftovers!! Hours of creative fun ahead! I will be a regular customer… and looking at the fabulous other ready made items .. may just treat myself .. my scraps really reflect the quality of fabrics used!

  • Hi I received my 2 bags of remnants yesterday and can’t believe how much is there. Amazing.. And loads of big pieces. Thank you

  • Good day. Thank you for this advert. I am a novice seamstress and would love to have some of your free fabric. Looking for 1m or more off cut fabrics. Thank you. Much appreciated

  • I live in State of Ohio. Am disabled so I can at least play with my sewing still. How can I get this fabric remnants?

  • I’m trying to get a bag of your 5 kg of fabric.

  • Is there a way to get this if I live in the United states? Do you have offices in the USA?

    • Hi Kenisyn, thank your for commenting and your interest. We don’t ship the remnants to the US, I’m afraid. Our aim is to have a more sustainable production. Shipping the remnants from our UK premises by air mail with lots of CO2 emission would defeat the purpose. I hope that’s understandable.

  • Hi Luca , thank you for putting this opportunity on site about free bags of material. I would be very interested in some bags for our community crafts group. How do I go about obtaining some bags please.

    • Please follow the link at the bottom of the page where you can order a bag of remnants.

  • Just starting out and would like some fabric so I can make things to sell for charity please . If that is ok.

  • Just received a 2 kg bag of mixed off cut fabric, thank you so much, absolutely amazing going to try and make a handbag, i’m just a beginner so perfect for me to try it out on before ordering your bespoke fabric, May need a few few attempts first, thank you again for your fast service.

  • Hi
    Have you any black or navy neoprene about 10×20 inch, for a small project.
    Preferably 6mm. If not, what have you?

  • Hi I ordered 3 bags of fabric scraps on 17/08/20. To date I still have heard nothing and not received any fabric.
    Could you please explain the delay.
    Best regards
    Tina Hemmise

    • Hi Tina, we despatched your fabric scraps on 2nd September. We hope you enjoy your scraps and apologise for the delay – due to the pandemic, some orders have been delayed because we have less staff fulfilling orders. This keeps our team safe so we can keep working. We hope you’ve received your scraps alright and enjoy crafting with them!

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