Get the most out of your sewing space with clever organizing tips. Free yourself from the clutter and get inspired to work better with an organized sewing space with these tips.
8 Organizing Tips to Maximize Small Sewing Spaces
In our dream sewing rooms, we have the biggest room filled with every tool and fabric we could ever need. In reality, what we have may be smaller than what we want. That’s perfectly okay! With these clever organizing tips, your small sewing space will feel like your dream sewing room in no time! Check out this list of organizing tips I’ve compiled for you!
1. Make Every Space Count
Treat every inch of your sewing space sacred. Each square inch of it could have a better use than simply an area to park your tools. Utilize what your room has: cupboards, drawers, walls, or even closets!
2. Get Creative
In the face of adversity, your true creative genius will stand out. Transform peg boards into thread holders, filing cabinets as fabric closets, and old shoe boxes as ribbon dispensers. There's a lot of everyday items you can find another use for that can certainly help in maximizing your sewing space. The key is to get as creative as you can be.
3. No Way But Up
Instead of spreading your clutter around, why don't you try stacking them up together? Think tall bookshelves that can double as your fabric shelf and pegboards that can store the itsy-bitsy materials you have. Not only will you save a lot of space doing this, it also helps you see your stuff better and easier.
4. Keep the Ones You Love Closer
In organizing your small sewing space, think about how you work. You don't want to store your fabric scissors on the tallest shelf of your cupboard if you're going to use it often. Likewise, don't keep your vintage fabric under your sewing machine if you won't be using them as often as your regular plains and prints. Keep the ones you use often closer to your workstation and store things you don’t need to use as often.
5. Multipurpose is the Key
Given that you have a limited space for everything, try to keep things multipurpose. Stick your measuring tape on your workstation table's edge. Add an ironing mat on top of your sewing table. Cut the need to have additional space by combining various task-specific spaces together. This wonderful creation features a sewing table that has lots of drawers in a roll-up body. That's pretty genius! Make your own multi-purpose table by following this tutorial.
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6. Smart Storage
The key to a successful organization is to do it smart. Transform parts of your closet into tiny storage spaces. Drawers could easily fit your pattern files. Nail a hook on the doors and you can hang organizing pockets where you can hang scissors and other tools.
7. Anticipate the Clutter
Producing waste can't be helped. What you can do is anticipate it and keep handy trash cans and storage bins to keep it contained. Working smart is also a part of organizing.
8. Keep Up With the Latest Organizing Tips
It's a glorious time to be alive, especially when we're armed with fresh information from the internet. Get the most out of your room by updating yourself with the newest tips and tricks for organizing your sewing space. Lots of people share their crafty tips and I always try to compile them to make it easier for you. Regularly check our site for the latest hacks that will make your life easier.
Learn more organizing tips by watching this video tutorial from AtHomeWithNikki:
Get inspired to work on new projects knowing your workspace is fantastically organized. Having a small sewing space isn’t even an excuse anymore. Try these organization tips today!
If you think you need more tips and tricks, you may need these Sewing Room Organization Hacks for Hassle-Free Sewing! Do you know more sewing room organizing tips? Let us know in the comments below!