I have a very, very tiny weekend home, which also happens to be the place where I do most of my sewing. So I have had to be very resourceful in determining how to organize my sewing supplies. Limited storage space can quickly become a conundrum for any sewist. From sewing machines to notions and tools to fabrics, sewing can just take up a lot of space.
The other baskets fit perfectly
above my bed.
The fabric peeking out
makes me happy.
I scratched my head for a few months, and mostly relied on the patience of my husband to help me tote sewing supplies back and forth on the weekends. But his patience ran thin, and I knew I needed to figure something out quickly. (The fact that we lived on the fourth floor of a Brooklyn brownstone walk-up didn't help his patience either. And he is a very patient man.)
Finally, I landed upon the perfect solution: shelving and baskets! We went to the hardware store and bought some inexpensive shelving that I had him install around the side and top of the window above our bed and some more above a set of drawers. Then I filled the shelves with big baskets for storing fabric and supplies.
It was shocking how much storage space this solution gave me. I even had enough room to store my skeins of knitting yarn. And even more shocking was how pretty and cozy it made our bedroom look. Every time I see that room, it gives me pleasure to see the tools of my trade neatly placed and easily accessible.
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Do you have a clever storage solution for your sewing supplies? I would love to hear about it.