Leftover crinoline fabric can be used to make pot scrubbers. Cut a strip 4 to six inches wide and at least one yard long. Accordion-fold the piece and tie the center tightly with strong twine or a heavy rubber band. Pull the folds apart to make a puff.
I also use several layers of crinoline instead of buckram. Crinoline can be used for hat frames and purse sides, anywhere you need a little extra stiffness.