Back in the spring, as part of the One Room Challenge, I re-decorated my home office / craft room. And I love it! (You can click here to see it if you missed the makeover.)
However with the big rush to get the challenge done, I didn’t get to finish all of the organizational things that I wanted to put in the space. So now I’m finally getting around to doing that!
The first thing I want to tackle is the pile of fabric that is usually in my sewing area…and is currently hanging out on the settee in my guest room…good thing my guests are understanding :)
I wanted to find some way to store and organize fabric that would make it easy to find and get to (as opposed to searching through a pile), and also look good.
And storing the fabric in a pile doesn’t work so well in my house…it immediately gets turned into a cat bed :)
After sorting through the pile, I decided that I have 3 different sizes of fabric that would each benefit from a different storage tactic…so my one fabric organization project has turned into three (which I’ll be working on over the next couple of weeks):
- This week I’ll be tackling all of the leftover scraps from previous projects. These are mostly partial widths that vary in length, and usually have more than one piece that needs to be stored together.
- Next week I will be storing my larger pieces of folded fabric. These are usually fabrics I bought for some project that never happened (or I haven’t go to yet)…so they’re full width pieces of fabric that are a few yards in length. You can find that project here.
- Finally, I’ll be dealing with the rolls of fabric I have hanging around. Some of these are actual bolts of fabric from the store (sometimes those sales are to good to pass up!), and some of them are party decor fabric that is just easier to store on a roll. Click here to see the post.
Read on to find out ways to store and organize fabric scraps.