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Its been a while since I’ve checked in…. but I promise I am still out here quilting! I recently got back from Glamp Stitchalot…so fun!!! Also working on a few new projects I hope to share with you guys soon. In the meantime to see some recent pics and updates follow me here>>>>
Today I have a fun article by guest writer Erin Vaughn from Modernize for you.
We all are desperate for new ways to store things and create more space to work in, right? She has some great tips… so check it out!
Creative Ways to Store Your Sewing Materials
by Erin Vaughan
As a sewer, you want your craft room to be a place that inspires you. But how can you concentrate on your latest project when ribbons are unraveling and you can’t find a bobbin anywhere? Obviously there are lots of storage solutions—but like your sewing, you want it to be something that expresses your passion for all things handmade.
We at Modernize believe that function and quirkiness can be in perfect harmony. That’s why we scoured the Internet for these novel solutions to your sewing needs.
Keep Loose Buttons and Notions in Muffin Tins
Any seasoned sewer knows that it’s a rule that buttons will never be where you need them. Keep these and other unruly notions in check by placing them in an unused muffin tin, whose little cups are basically made to hold them. As a bonus, you can use a vintage tin to give them a truly adorable home.
Via Modern Hepburn
Customize a Pegboard
Pegboards have great utilitarian potential, but they’re so drab. With a little paint, however, you can set up a seamstress’s paradise—one that’s also easy on the eyes. We love this standout specimen, which feature handy shelves and bright, fabulous colors.
Display Colored Threads in a Shadow Box
Every sewer gets a tiny, secret charge from looking at the thread displays in the fabric store. All the bright, beautiful colors! All the potential projects! You can experience that thrill every day by displaying your threads in a recycled shadowbox—and it’ll make it a cinch to grab the perfect color for your next pattern.
Fold Fabric Around Hanging Files in Filing Cabinet
Neat stacks of fabric look great—until you actually try to use them. Then they are disheveled in five seconds flat. And I know I don’t want to spend my life folding and stacking, folding and stacking. That’s time that could be spending sewing! We love the idea of folding fabric around hanging folders, then fitting them into upcycled filing cabinets.
Place Supplies in a Toolbox for On-the-Go Sewing
Toolboxes come with enough little nooks and crannies to satisfy even the most fastidious sewer, plus they’re great for travel, so you can bring your hobby with you on work trips or vacations without misplacing anything.
Via Decorating Files
Place Patterns and Rulers in a Three-Ring Binders
Remember those three ring binders from grade school? They can do more than just hide your math homework. Use plastic sheeting to store sewing patterns and rules, which makes browsing through them quick and easy.
Via Shanae Ishida
Spool Ribbon on Hangers or Drying Racks
Ribbon can be such a pain to keep neat, and goodness help you if you have eager kitties who love to attack it! Hangers or drying racks with removable dowels are here to the rescue, however. Just line your lace and ribbon spools up on the dowels, put them back on, and watch how easy it is to cut your lengths and get going.
Make Your Own Custom Pincushion
No more tired tomatoes for you. The Internet is bursting with tutorials for adorable DIY pincushions—you can stick your pins in everything from mountains to elephants and everything in between. We love these cute pincushion caddies that include a handy place to store your scissors.
Via Texas Freckles
As you can see, there are plenty of nifty ways to stow your sewing stash. Soon, you’ll be on your way and ready to take on even the most intimidating quilt pattern.
Thanks guys for taking a look….hope you find this helpful!
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all of these are great ideas!THANK YOU
I use the idea of note books with clear pages for patterns and ideas.
I can print out ideas or tutorials and file them in my various (zillions) of ring binders
The clear page holders can be found at various office stores and Target. Some are of better quality than others, so look carefully to find the type that works for you
Really great material here. I am going to be sharing this with my wife so that she can store her materials better.