Take your sewing room organization to the next level! Find the most effective ways to store your bolts of fabric to keep your sewing efficient. As a sewer, it is only expected to accumulate lots of fabrics. Whether they are in bolts or folded into neat squares, fabrics can definitely take up most of the space in your sewing room. Sometimes, we forget we even have a specific type of fabric because they are buried under a bevy of other cloth. But don’t worry! We’re here to show you 11 brilliant ways to keep your fabrics organized!
11 Sewing Room Organization Tips in Storing Fabrics
1. Rolled onto Cardboards
Most of our spare fabrics are usually thin enough to be rolled onto cardboard. You can easily arrange these cardboards on your shelves for better organization, as well. This great idea from The Girl Inspired works really well!
Investing in shelves is always a good idea, especially for organizing fabrics. You can arrange them by fabric type or color, like what Maureen Cracknell Handmade did.
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4. Filing Folder
You might think filing cabinets are only for folders and documents. But guess what? You can also store fabrics in them! It’s actually pretty nifty to store them this way, like how Play Party Plan did. Not only can you see your archive of fabric, it also saves a lot of space!
5. Use Wire Baskets
Wire baskets can give you a peek of which fabrics are stored within them. As a bonus, you can also stack them up! This organization idea from Terry Aske Art Quilts is a genius!
- AN ATTRACTIVE SOLUTION TO YOUR STORAGE NEEDS: This set of 10 colors are 2 of each green blue purple yellow red collapsible storage cubes offers an appealing and lightweight solution if you want to eliminate mess, and is suitable for any room. Now, you can sort out everything from clothes to toys inside these durable storage bins. Because they're made of non-woven fabric, they're easy to clean with a cloth.
- FUNCTIONAL & STURDY: Our foldable storage containers are exceptionally intended to fit impeccably with shelves on account of their handles! Strong, beautiful and simple to utilize, these collapsible storage baskets are an astounding decision! Besides, you will be able to keep your small and out of season items out of sight, hiding them behind the vivid colors.
- TRANSFORM & ORGANIZE ANY ROOM! You can use this set of storage boxes everywhere in your house, from your garage to your kid's playroom or your living room. These valuable storage containers come with durable handles, which makes them easy to grab or carry from place to place. Plus, their beautiful design will keep dust away from your precious things inside the boxes.
- PREMIUM MATERIALS: Hand-made of non-woven, breathable fabric and Cardboard (PP), these storage bins are extremely lightweight. They offer sufficient space to organize your clutter and they're a viable and appealing addition to any dorm, office or house. They're environmentally-friendly and they'll keep insects and mold away. Each container measures around 11"(H) x 10.5"(W) x 10.5"(L).
- CREATE MORE SPACE: If space planning is not your strong point, these fabric storage bins will meet your different stockpiling needs through giving you additional storage room and well sort out the mess. They're fashionable, with delightful looks and can be used to decorate any room. Regardless of whether you need to store clothes, toys or useful tools, these storage containers can enable you to keep things perfectly colors of Purple, Yellow, Blue, Red, Green organized
6. Use Hangers
If you’ve got spare closets at home, this idea from House of Jade Interiors is perfect for you! You can even arrange them by color for better organization and to look easier on the eyes.
7. Hang Through Curtain Rods
Another brilliant way to store your fabric is to hang them from curtain rods. Use clothespins to pin your folded fabrics to the rings, just like what Craftaholics Anonymous did. This way, you can easily see what fabrics you have on hand.
8. Rolled in Baskets or Boxes
For your smaller scraps of fabric, you can roll them and store them upright in cute boxes. You can seal them by tying ribbons around them, like how Inspired Barn did. Putting labels can be pretty nifty, too!
- 【DIMENSION】 Comes with 6 Storage bins, each Fabric Bin with Dimension 12"x12"x12', maximum storage weight of of 5kg (11lb).
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- 【KEEP THINGS IN ORGANIZE】 A label holder and the side handle on the front side make it easy to find out what you need.
- 【LIGHTWEIGHT】 The Magicfly Closet Storage Cubes Made with Non-woven fabric, lightweight but sturdy for using, perfect for bedroom, closet, office, nursey,etc.
- 【GOOD GIFT】 It meets different storage needs, best gift for family and friends
9. Fancy Glass Jars
Get some medieval apothecary vibes with this glass jar! Keeping your fabrics inside this will not only keep your sewing room organized, you’d also be taking your aesthetic to the next level. This lovely idea from Pretty Prudent is just magazine-worthy!
10. Store them in Dressers
Fabrics can attract lots of minute particles like dust, bugs, and even small rodents. Keep your precious fabric safe by storing them in dresser drawers! Just like what A Pocketful of Licorice did with her fabrics. Store yours in a beautiful dresser that looks very boho-chic.
- Art Storage Box: this portable box has 2 to 8 removable, extra-deep compartments for bulk storage and east organization of art and craft supplies such as threads, ribbons, paint tubes, card making supplies, punches, templates, and more
- Material: this craft supplies box is made from acid-free polypropylene. It is durable enough to resist wear & tear. The dividers offer maximum room to customize the space, making the storage more versatile
- Design: this art supplies container features one open core compartment that can be segmented with the help of the dividers. The core compartment offers multiple storage options for keeping dies, vinyl rolls, photographs, craft sheets and fat quarters
- Smart Closure: this craft supplies storage box comes with reliable latches to keep the contents secured inside. Plastic handle makes it easy to carry the satchel. You can easily stack these storage containers at home, office, or at a hobby class
- Specifications: the satchel box measures 15.25 x 14 x 6.25 in. This clear with gold accent box is compatible with 6901AB, 6828AG, 6939AB and 6826AG ArtBin accessories
11. Keep Fabrics in Plastic Tubs
Fold your fabrics neatly and store them in stackable plastic tubs. You may also keep the cotton fabrics in one tub, the linens in another, and so on. This genius organization idea from Sew Can Do is definitely one for the books!
Learn more about sewing room organization tips by watching this video from WendyByDesign:
Never miss out on your beautiful fabrics again! With these 11 brilliant sewing room organization hacks, your fabrics will always be ready for your next big sewing project!
Do you know other sewing room organization tips in storing fabrics? Let us know in the comments section below!
Editor’s Note – This post was previously published on August 23, 2017, and has since been updated for quality and relevancy.