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WHAT’S YOUR BEST TIP FOR KEEPING YOUR SEWING ROOM OR SEWING TOOLS ORGANIZED?

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    Mar 11, 2014, 03.07 AMby nothy

    I bought a case from the toy department at Walmart that is intended to separate and organize Hot Wheels. I use them to organize my thread. I use the small wooden crates that Mandarin oranges come in, to house my odds and ends (which are usually in small jam or baby food jars to begin with). I bought a coat peg rack for my scissors. And I think I own every type of plastic pin from the dollar store for patterns and other things I haven’t returned to their proper place.

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    Mar 5, 2014, 03.23 PMby Meldbombs

    I am a 16 year old sewing enthusiast from Brooklyn, NY. I use pillboxes to store small items like buttons, hook and eye, and ribbon remnants. I also wrap my bobbins in ponytails to keep the thread from coming out and put them in the pillboxes. Melissa D.

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    Mar 4, 2014, 10.06 PMby purplegoat

    Hmmm I could definitely fall into the “before” category of organisation – my sewing room is an absolute complete disaster – so thanks all for sharing your tidying tips!

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    Mar 4, 2014, 12.25 PMby Sabrina Wharton-Brown

    I use a pedicure toe separator to hold my bobbins and stop them from unraveling. My mini sewing box used to be a manicure set until I emptied it for my sewing things. Most of my haberdashery is in the box room (in boxes) because I have too much to keep it in my bedroom. : )

    I keep my pattern rulers on the curtain hooks because I don’t have tie-backs. It saves a lot of shelf space and save their falling on the floor when I get something off my bookshelf.

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    Mar 4, 2014, 03.09 AMby Karen Mitzel

    Regardless of the equipment we use to organize our fabric collection or how large or small our sewing area, editing and purging our stash is a chore few sewists look forward to with relish. When I decide to take on this semi-annual task, I try to bear in mind that by keeping it under control, I can actually enjoy my studio and be more productive. When I make the difficult decision to give away yardage that is languishing in my collection, I feel good about being able to find just what I want to complete my next project, and having the uncluttered space to work. Karen Mitzel – Ann Arbor, MI (see “about me” for photo)

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    Feb 20, 2014, 07.40 PMby Rebekahrjk

    A place for Everything. my sewing area is tiny however I have decorative boxes stacked on top of one of those cubby storage things to store patterns i make and fabric scraps, and in the cubbys I store my smaller amounts of fabric and I wrap my large amounts of fabric around mailing tubes and have my notions all in jars and my scissors and rotary cutter are all at my cutting table and I keep my thread in my deck drawers

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    Feb 18, 2014, 06.54 PMby quiltnut851

    I had my husband build me studio furniture so that everything has a home now. Including a lovely fabric cabinet with glass doors so that I can see my fabric stash all the time.

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    Feb 18, 2014, 05.10 AMby Vivi Smith

    What I would like to know is when I’m getting my copy of Burda Style U.S.? I received the premier issue and that’s it.

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    Feb 18, 2014, 05.10 AMby Vivi Smith

    What I would like to know is when I’m getting my copy of Burda Style U.S.? I received the premier issue and that’s it.

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    Feb 18, 2014, 05.09 AMby Vivi Smith

    What I would like to know is when I’m getting my copy of Burda Style U.S.? I received the premier issue and that’s it.

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    Feb 18, 2014, 05.09 AMby Vivi Smith

    What I would like to know is when I’m getting my copy of Burda Style U.S.? I received the premier issue and that’s it.

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    Feb 18, 2014, 05.09 AMby Vivi Smith

    What I would like to know is when I’m getting my copy of Burda Style U.S.? I received the premier issue and that’s it.

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    Feb 18, 2014, 05.09 AMby Vivi Smith

    What I would like to know is when I’m getting my copy of Burda Style U.S.? I received the premier issue and that’s it.

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    Feb 18, 2014, 04.11 AMby yelmore

    I now live in an RV. It is only 24 feet long, so I need to be organized. My husband ‘gave’ me the extra bed over the front seats. I have everything in large rubber maid tubs. My patterns are in zip lock bags by category and in one container. My embroidery, crochet, knitting supplies are in Ziploc bags, as well as my lace, ribbon, trim, and bias tape. Those are in one tub. My material is in another. My iron and extra purse handles (and odd things like that) fit into my tub of patterns. My sewing machine and serger are wedged safely in between two tubs. When ever I need something I just have to reach for it. It works pretty good. :)

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    Feb 17, 2014, 02.52 AMby wanderingmuse

    I salvaged some vintage framed pegboards that are about 6 feet tall by 1-1/2 feet wide, put in 6" metal shelving hooks in rows, and have all my serger thread cones organized by color along with their matching woolly nylon. They stand propped up against a wall so they hardly take up any space and they’re pretty to look at. I highly recommend something like this for anyone with a large thread collection! Lisa S. Portland, Oregon.

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    Feb 14, 2014, 05.19 PMby Grandcarr

    I used an 8′×24″ ruler to fold all my fabric into 8 inch squares. Then stored them in my linen closet (which I took over) by fabric type and color!

    I added crafting storage system (which has drawers and cubbies) under the shelves for ribbons, elastic, interfacing, stabilizer, zippers, etc. I am in love with the outcome! No more containers of fabric!

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    Feb 13, 2014, 11.35 PMby cashmerette

    Hi! I use clothes hangers and a clothes rail to store my pattern pieces (I use the hangers for pants that have clips on them) – that way they don’t get creased, and I can find what I’m looking for easily. It works really well! Jenny R Boston, MA Username: Cashmerette

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