#TheWastedSwap Weekly Inspiration

With one week left to mail our #thewastedswap totes or pouches I thought it would be a great idea to share a few fun things that you might consider adding to your package. Of course, you are not required to send any extras! They're just for fun. Given that the goal of this swap was just one way we can encourage other seamstress/crafters to look beyond conventional materials to create- reuse, repurpose, and rethink the way we consume it almost seems counter productive to add a bunch of frills?! Worry no more. Here are ___ small DIY projects, giftables, or eco-friendly notions you could possibly include in any sewing swap package to help it be a little more "green"

Seed Bombs/ Etsy


eco-friendly small gifts/ locally made goods 

garden seeds or flower bombs 

reusable cup 

unpaper towels 

hand crafted soap 

scrap bundles or buttons 

Ruler Bracelets/ TrashN2Tees

bath salt/scrub 

essential oils 

pin cushion 

ruler cuff bracelets or upcycled pin cushion necklaces (shameless self-promotion!) 

t-shirt yarn or plyarn

If you're ever looking for sewing companies that have initiatives in place towards sustainability I think you'll enjoy reading my Guide to Sewing With A Conscious. Many thanks to all of our awesome participants who checked in last week- you can see what everyone is working on by checking #thewastedswap on Instagram. As always if you have any questions or need any assistance please don't hesitate to reach out.  If you have any great suggestions for swap extras that we can add to the list please leave a comment below!


  1. While I love the seed idea, in Australia and New Zealand these are a no no as we have strict quarantine laws and the parcel may be held up at the border.

    1. Wow! I can totally understand and respect why such measures would be needed. Thank you so much for bringing it to our attention here. For anyone who needs additional information http://www.victoryseeds.com/au-allowed.html


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