After carefully maneuvering over and around the stacks of tubs and projects on the floor and looking for fabrics I knew I owned but couldn’t find, I decided that I’d come to the last straw; the end of my rope. This room had become a stress point instead of a DE-STRESS area. Some things HAD to change.
Number one – I have decided that I HATE STORAGE TUBS. At least – I greatly dislike storing things I need to find again in them. It requires – removing said tub(s) from the closet, going through them and then replacing the tubs – which are often heavy and stacked on each other. All of this to find some fabric that I may or may not use and thus may or may not have to replace into the tubs again to put away. So I have been brainstorming some solutions – to keep my fabrics and often used items handy and visible but neatly stored. My room, at this writing, is still a work in progress but I am sharing “the journey” ! Enjoy!
|I organized all of my one-yard + lengths of fabric onto 7.5 x 11.5 pieces of cardboard that I cut from boxes and then stored them on the bookshelf. Between the Bookshelf and the closet I hung a hanging shoe rack on a dowel I installed and all my half yard cuts are stacked here.|
|This is a CD storage rack I ordered online and then we mounted a shelf to hold it on the wall. I LOVE this! It easly holds about 850 fat quarters!|
6 thoughts on “Rethinking My Sewing Room”
Holy cow, you have a lot of fabric! I'm glad you've found a way to reorganize your sewing room! It looks great so far!
I know – I should be ashamed! I have figured that I have over 1000 fat quarters alone. Now that the fat quarters and the fabric are all organized and I have the closet reorganized and usable – holding all my kits and batting etc., NOW I have to figure out how to deal with my 10 tons of scraps. No more room to store them …. hmmm …. or is there….? mwahahahah…
I saw a cute storage on Pinterest for scraps. Big clear jars that you just throw the scraps in by color. 🙂
Actually – I posted that to Pinterest and you repinned it 🙂
But I have to find something more space saving than the jars, which would require more shelving which I don't have room for. I'm working on it….
so is the bed back in there or out still?
It looks awesome so far!!!
No – I think the bed is out of there for good now. However, I did put the bed in the grandkid's room – so we have 2 beds in there now. If I can eventually actually clear the floor in my sewing room – we can put up temporary sleeping in there when needed!