As sewers, we’re always on the lookout for sewing room organization hacks. We all know, half the work in sewing gets done from an organized sewing room. With chaos and clutter being a huge and normal part of a creative job, the organized part is somewhat hard to work out. Luckily, I have sewing room organization ideas to help you pull both the organized and creative part of sewing. Take this roundup of nifty sewing room organization hacks to help you out!
Sewing Room Organization Hacks for a Clutter-Free Working Space
1. Cutting Tables
Never fumble for your measuring tape while cutting your fabric! Glue your measuring tape to the edge of your cutting table for an easier cutting and certain way of crafting.
2. Magnet Boards
Put an end to losing your canister of buttons! With a magnet board and a few metal containers, you can now store your buttons and other embellishments neatly.
3. Toilet Paper Roll Organizer
A specialty organizer box isn’t expensive, but try to combine your expenses for all your sewing room accessories. You will be disappointed at the staggering cost. Chanel your DIY streak into making your own organizer box using toilet paper rolls. You can put marking pens, spools, and buttons separately within each roll.
4. Framed Thread Holder
Add a little touch of interior design in your sewing room organization skill with this nifty hack. Make a framed thread holder to keep your threads in one place and to show the world how organized you are!
5. Organizing Fabric Scraps
A sewer never throws fabric cuttings or any sewing scraps away. They are very handy for so many sewing projects. Here’s a nifty idea for organizing your scraps. Sort them according to colors or sizes. Either way, it will be easier to access a fabric scrap for your next projects.
6. Cardboard Trim Organization
Trimmings, ribbons, and bias are better stored wound on something to make it easier to unspool. Cardboard is a practically free material you can use to wound strips and ribbons around it. It is also easier to store it since it isn’t bulky. Keep your extra bias tapes organized and in an accessible place. Use pieces of cardboard as spools for your bias tapes.
7. Button Jars
Whether plastic or glass, try keeping jam or peanut butter jars. Buttons are one of the sewing accessories which are hard to store. Storing them in transparent containers aren’t only beautiful, they are handy when you’re in need of a specific kind of a button.
8. Pill Trays of Buttons
Pill trays are a genius piece of human invention. There are lots of things you can store in this little organizer such as sewing buttons! Now you won’t lose your head looking for buttons when you all have them in one place.
9. Thread Catcher
Let this cute little thread catcher help keep you organize and neat while working on your next sewing project. Use it to store excess fabric and thread. Download the pattern at Pattern Pile.
10. Fabric Organization System
There are many ways to store and organize fabrics. Pick one or two of these choices of fabric storing for the one which will work out for your sewing room.
11. Bendy Straws to Keep Your Bobbins Organized
I hate it when I can’t find the bobbin I have to use for a project. With this nifty hack, I can keep my bobbins together and within reach. Glue your bendy straws on a flat surface, keeping the bendy part upright and on the top so your bobbins won’t topple over. You might want to use skinny straws so your bobbins can fit.
12. DIY Pegboard For Sewing Room
13. Binder Clips
Keep your elastics from tangling with one another. Use these inexpensive binder clips—yes, the one from your favorite school supply store—to keep them in tidy loops.
14. Clothespins to Keep Your Embroidery Floss From Tangling
There’s nothing more time-consuming than untangling threads and embroidery floss together. Prevent this frustrating event from happening by looping your embroidery floss or yarns, even on wooden clothespins!
15. Shoeboxes Ribbon Dispenser
Transform old shoeboxes into an organized ribbon dispenser. Using eyelets as holes and cardboards as divisions between ribbons, you can now keep your ribbons organized.
Learn more sewing room organization hacks from this video by Made by Marzipan:
Transform your sewing room and make it Pinterest-worthy with these sewing room organization ideas. Now you know how to store your sewing accessories and make use of prime sewing room spaces. This time, you can get creative and organized at the same time with these sewing room organization hacks!
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Editor’s Note: This post was previously published on April 27, 2017, and has since been updated for quality and relevancy.