I don’t know about you, but I get a lot accomplished when my sewing tools, fabric, and notions are organized. Unfortunately, organized is about the opposite of what I am right now.
|Starting the organization process.|
For a little while, I was using my dining room as a sewing area. My machine and cutting mat were on the table, the iron board was set up nearby, and my fabric and tools were on top of a small cabinet in the room.
This was less than ideal for both dining (it’s the only table to eat at in my house) and entertaining.
My husband and I have been working on a lot of projects since we moved into our house in August. Recently, we finished putting up drywall and painting a room off our kitchen. When we finished, I decreed it my first sewing room.
Now I’m left with the task of organizing my supplies and making everything easy to access. My dirty little secret is my current system: a bunch of cloth bags that have fabric scraps, needles, seam rippers, thread and much more in them. The items are a mishmash, and I waste time rooting around whenever I need an item. I was desperately in need of some sewing room organization ideas!
I want to use cute fabric to make a wall organizer to hold my rotary cutter, thread, rulers, and other notions. I also need to find shelves or a storage system to house my fabric stash.
Slowly, it’ll come along. I’m excited to make this room clean and efficient, so my mind can be too. I know when I’ve organized, it’ll be much easier to be productive in my sewing endeavors.
If you’re already organized and ready to take on new projects, check out the Winter 2014 issue of BurdaStyle. It’s the magazine’s first U.S. edition and features projects, tips, and trends.
I’m curious what your organizational tales are. Are you organized to a hilt? Or do you thrive in a mess? What systems do you use to keep your sewing supplies contained? I can’t wait to hear.