Last week, I shared my sewing goal for the new year: making a king quilt. But before I get started on this project, I need to organize my sewing tools.
|My sewing tools storage mess.|
The root of the problem lies in the nomadic lifestyle I led in my 20s. I moved from New York to Colorado to Massachusetts, and once I landed in Boston, I still did the yearly apartment shuffle.
I had little room to display or store sewing tools and notions, and needed what I had to be portable, so duffle bags and reusable shopping bags became my storage method of choice.
Now, married, in my mid-30s, and setting down roots in a new (to us) home, it’s time to shake my shopping bag storage habit. The picture to the left shows just how neatly I currently store fabric scraps, thread, needles, pins, hoops, and whatever else can be thrown in and tucked away.
Call it early spring cleaning, or an organizational self-intervention, but I’m determined to make this ugly little problem a thing of the past.
I’ve decided a wall hanging organizer is the right choice to store sewing tools and notions, and I plan to get started making one as soon as I can. Now the fun part: picking out fabric.
If you’re looking for organization tips and tricks, check out the Get Organized! Sewing Collection available in the Sew Daily Shop.
Do you have an organizational project you’re getting started on for your sewing area or stash? Do you have a secret little messy something like me? I can’t wait to hear.