It doesn’t matter what size space you have. Whether you have a room or a designated corner for your sewing space; when it’s in disarray, you’re going to run into problems getting started or completing your projects. When trying to organize your sewing space, start by getting rid of things that you no longer need, and then move onto the fun stuff. Everything needs a home, so it’s up to you to decide where it is and stick to it. Below are some fresh tips that you’re going to love!
- Have a space for cutting, sewing, pressing, and storing in your room
- Rolling storage is easy to move and is ready whenever you need it
- Invest in a leaf table for sewing, cutting, storage, etc.
- Utilize your space; take off doors and make the most of all surface area including vertical space
- Install floating shelves for extra space
- Attach a bicycle holder to the ceiling to hold dress forms or rolls of batting
- Glass jars are great for organizing and displaying notions (like buttons, ribbons, and yarn)
- Grab a metal square or pegboard to display supplies, so they’re easy to see and use
- Thread storage is easy to DIY with wooden pieces and some nails or wooden pegs
- Use wonder clips to organize elastic, ribbons, velcro, etc.
- Use your sewing supplies to make a tool caddy for your go-to supplies
- Store patterns in a 3-ring binder with page protectors and tabs
- Place the patterns and all of their pieces together and then group them into categories for easy reference
- If a binder isn’t for you, use a file cabinet to store and organize patterns (or fabric)
- Another way to organize patterns is to use a paper tray with multiple shelves
- Keep materials that you need for drafting around your patterns like measuring tools
- Grouping similar items make it easier to find them
- Use a curtain rod and studs to hang and organize fabric
- Make a fabric map that shows how much fabric, notions, etc. you have
- Organize fabric in a system that works for you (organize by color or fiber content, etc.)
- Use cubbies for folder fabric that can stack
- Make fabric bins or nesting baskets for your storage cubes to store more slippery fabric and label the bins for easy reference
- Buy or find a fabric rack; consider repurposing furniture in your home like the side of baby crib
- Create a swatch book for easy access to fabrics (this can be digital and/or a hard copy).
- A digital book is useful for visual reference while a hard copy is helpful for on-the-go to have all of your fabric at your fingertips
- Create a place for scraps created during sewing, whether that’s a bin on your sewing desk or a seat cover that will hold them to keep your sewing room tidy
- Organize your ideas in a sewing planner
- Create a current project box or drawer with all of the materials you need for projects you’re currently working on
Your sewing space is a place where you go to spend time with yourself doing something that you love. It’s important to keep it in tip-top shape, or you may become uninspired and defeated when trying to accomplish projects. If you find that you’re feeling overwhelmed when entering your sewing space, try out these tips.
Leave a comment below if you have tried or want to try any of these tips to conquer your clutter and mayhem.