Whether you sew a little or a lot, you likely have several different types of sewing supplies to store. It can be tricky to keep all of your fabric, thread, buttons, pins and other materials organized. Here are some ideas for keeping your sewing room organized.
Fabric can be addicting. How can you pass up all of the fun patterns? But it can be challenging to keep it all straight. Here are ideas for storing your fabric:
- Fold pieces of fabric and stack them on shelves. Stack similar colors, patterns or fabric types together.
- Stack your folded fabric in baskets.
- Hang a curtain rod on the wall. Use pants hangers with clips to hold the fabric. Hang them on the rod so you can easily see what you have available.
Thread is another key material for anyone who sews. You’ll have different colors and types of thread to keep organized. Try one of these storage options:
- Hammer nails into a board. Slip the thread onto the nails.
- Put similar colors or types of thread in large mason jars.
- Stack thread on a shallow shelf.
- Use small plastic drawers for organizing thread.
If you sew a lot of clothing, you likely have lots of patterns lying around. The patterns themselves go in the handy envelopes, but you’ll want to have an organized storage method to keep all of the envelopes sort. Here are some ideas:
- Use a dish drainer to organize the patterns. Put a pattern in each plate holder on the rack.
- Put the patterns in a file drawer. Make dividers for different types of patterns.
- Store patterns upright in a plastic tub.
- Put the patterns upright on a shelf like books with bookends to hold them upright.
- Slip the patterns into clear page protectors in a binder.
Anyone who sews will have lots of small items: pins, buttons, bobbins. Those small items can easily get lots in a sewing room or storage area. Here are some ways to keep the little things organized and easy to find.
- Use mason jars of different sizes to fit the size and quantity of the items you have. If you have different sizes of the same item, such as different sizes of grommets, put each size in its own jar.
- Put the items in small drawers in an organizer.
- Use pencil pouches that zip closed at the top and have a clear window so you can see what is inside.
No matter how you decide to organize your sewing materials, don’t forget the labels. You’ll have a much easier time finding what you need it you put labels on the containers. Even a simple piece of masking tape works. Or you an get decorative labels to make your sewing room storage look nice.