Here are some ideas to use up those extra bits of fabric – we call it ‘material’ in Ireland. I realised that I have many uses for scraps from the smallest to larger bits so I’ve had to split the posts otherwise you would have still been reading this single one by next Tuesday.
If you have £125 to spend on a strip of silk fabric that wraps around your wrist or holds your ponytail in place then you don’t need to make a twilly! If however, you don’t have that kind of money but do have thin scraps of fabric left over from a project, then you can make a matching piece of fabric jewellery; a handbag or hair accessory; or tie it just about anywhere you like. And you got it practically free!
Two pieces of 3″ X 33″ (8 X 100 cm) (Hermes twilly size) or as close as you can get from your scraps.
Sew the two strips right sides together with 1/2″ (0.8mm) seam allowances
This is a useful way to use the edge of fabric where you have cut the pieces on the folded edge. And of course, you don’t have to point the ends – you can leave them square.
Can also be used as watch straps too. All you need is a watch with bars. Thread your twilly through the bars; wrap around your wrist 3 or 4 times; tie off and tuck the ends in.
Even if you don’t have enough scraps for a fully fledged twilly, you can take the other option and wrap uneven, short scraps around cheap bangles.