Transform your tired sewing room into an organized sewing oasis with sewing room organization ideas at Missouri Star. We have craft room organization items to keep all your sewing notions in check. Pick up sewing room storage bags, thread racks, spool organizers, pin cushions, and more to help contain the clutter. Shop sewing room organization ideas and storage below.
What’s the current state of your sewing room storage? Are there bins buried in the depths of your home filled with quilt fabrics? Are your quilting tools and sewing notions scattered everywhere? We’re here to help you find sewing room organization ideas to work with your space. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we get about sewing room storage and organization.
How do I organize my sewing space?
The first step to sewing room organization is the toughest part. Here’s a good sewing organization idea: start by pulling out all your bins, boxes, and bolts and put everything in one big heap! Seeing all your fabric in the same place will help you imagine better sewing storage ideas and remind you of how much fabric you actually have. Making your fabrics more visible allows you to “shop” your stash more. Imagine starting your next project with confidence and feeling inspired as you look at your neatly organized sewing room.
How do you organize and store fabric?
Once you’ve gotten out all your fabrics, decide what kind of sewing organization works for you. It all depends on how you like to use your fabrics. Do you keep collections together? Or do you sort according to color? There are many ways to do it. Here are some sewing room ideas for quilters:
Organizing your stash visually is a good way to begin. Use your shelves for your prettiest precuts and stack them up nicely. Try out acrylic bolt boards or pieces of foam board to wrap your larger pieces of fabric around. Then line them up on your shelf like mini bolts of fabric.
Another option is hanging up your larger pieces of fabric in an easily accessible closet on sturdy hangers.
If you have a lot of scraps on hand, sort fabrics into clear bins or baskets of like colors and keep them within easy reach. Fabric scraps that are too small can be used as stuffing for other projects like filling pincushions, pillows, pet beds, and so on.
How do you store sewing projects?
Try a paper sorter or clear stackable bins to keep your projects separate and visible. Keep notes on what you need to finish on each project and put the note with the fabric so you know right where you left off.
How do you organize a sewing room on a budget?
If you think that a beautiful sewing space costs a fortune, don’t worry! We have a great tutorial to help you create your own sewing room storage boxes from scraps. And if you want sewing organization ideas for small spaces, go vertical! Add shelves and use your wall space to your advantage.
Once your fabric is sorted and your projects are ready to go, take the time to organize your sewing notions. Keep scissors and rotary cutters accessible in a glass jar or a shallow tray where you can reach them. Gather up loose spools of thread and display them on a thread rack or in a thread box. Store needles in a safe place. Keep one pincushion for hand sewing needles and another for quilting pins and yet another for ballpoint pins. There’s almost no such thing as too many pincushions!