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!
11 Sewing Room Organization Tips in Storing Fabrics
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 much 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 fabrics! But don’t worry! We’re here to show you 11 brilliant ways to keep your fabrics organized!
1. Rolled onto Cardboards
Most of our spare fabrics are usually thin enough to be rolled onto cardboards. 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 on shelves is always a good idea, especially for organizing fabrics. You can arrange them by fabric type or color like Maureen Cracknell Handmade did.
3. Upcycled Racks
4. Filing Folder
You might think filing cabinets are only for papers 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 preview 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!
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 through curtain rods. Use clothespin to pin your folded fabrics to the rings, just like what Craftaholics Anonymous did. This way, you can easily what fabrics you have on hand.
8. Rolled in Baskets
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!
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 take your aesthetic to the next level! This lovely idea from Pretty Prudent is just magazine-worthy!
10. Store them in Cabinets
Fabrics can attract lots of minute particles like dust, bugs, and even small rodents. Keep your precious fabric safe by storing them in cabinet drawers! As A Pocketful of Licorice did with her fabrics, store yours in a beautiful cabinet that looks very boho-chic!
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 sewing room organization tips by watching this video by WendyByDesign:
Never miss out on your beautiful fabrics again! With these 12 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 below!
Editor’s Note – This post was previously published on August 10, 2016, and has since been updated for quality and relevancy.