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Thread: My Favorite Sewing Rm Organizers

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    My Favorite Sewing Rm Organizers

    I have tried and tried over the years to keep all of my sewing paraphernalia neat and tidy. When we moved a few yrs ago my sewing room shrunk to half of the size. lol.. So I finally came up with a great solution that works for me. I have everything stored in this nice wall unit from buttons, beads, zippers, patterns, CD's... to my Simplicity Bias Tape Maker & Bias Tape Cutter... Spray Starch cans, WIP etc etc. This has truly been a lifesaver for me to keep organized in a much smaller room. I purchased the 2 units,(stacked one on top of the other) at Lowes along with the colorful Fabric drawers. This unit also has the option to add white doors to each cubicle and separators for each cubicle to create 4 separate units within one unit. I love how this has made my sewing room not only neat and tidy but totally functional! I will be embroidering name tags for each drawer unit which will make it easier to remember what is where.

    My 2nd favorite organizer is an ordinary bookshelf that holds all of my Sewing/Quilting/Embroidery books and Various Sewing videos. It may be ordinary but it sure works so I don't have to take up valuable space in my closet where my fabrics are housed!

    Which brings me to the 3rd item which is how I store my fabrics in my closet. The closet also shrumk to half it's size when we moved! This is a simple but heavy duty shelving unit that slips into the closet and stands free. Although it isn't perfectly tidy in this photo...you can see how it has tons of space for all my different fabrics, and sewing paraphernalia. I have since made it look much neater!! lol On the door is a simple sheet of pegboard that I painted, hubby mounted it on 2x2's then it is mounted on the door with velcro removable strips. I have my embroidery hoops, templates, rulers and many small notions hanging right within my reach and easily visible. Ironing board is hanging on a simple bracket created for that use on opposite door. Hope this inspires someone who is scratching their head wondering how to organize their special sewing space.
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    Looks wonderful....makes it easy to sew when you know where everything is......
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    Nice job. I like the colored cubes.

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    What a good use of space. You did a great job on it.

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    What great use you have made of the space you have. I also don't have a lot of space so I know how it feels. I love the coloured fabric drawers in the cube unit
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    I have the same shelving - two of them - they work so well to put WIP and storage bins on.
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    I really LOVE the use of a piece of foam insulation board on the closet door to hang those hard to store items. I made a design board out of a large piece and now have a place to use the small leftover section I've kept.

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    This is super nice, you could go into the sewing room redesign business. I would be your first customer.

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    Thanks for the great idea! I have been reorganizing too and I like the idea of the "baskets" in the case.

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    Very nice!! Gives me inspiration to try something new for organizing, I like the bins, just would like to see what is inside. My memory isn't that great! Thank you for sharing, it is wonderful.
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    The 3 most important words in a sewing room are-
    Organization!
    Organization!
    Organization!
    Not sure about the cubbyhole baskets, pulling them down everytime you need something. (?)
    Not being able to see whats in them. (?)
    As long as it works for you, happy quilting!

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    You really made good use of a smaller space.

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    You go girl. When I'm back home I think you need to come help me get BETTER organized. You are good. Thank you for sharing.

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    you are so well organized. super job.

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    Well aren't you the innovative one. J J

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    How can tell know what is in each box? are they color coded? I would go crazy looking for things, I have clear stacking shelves and wire basket racks from Joann's, walmart and IKEA. and two large glass sliding door cabinest with wood shelves (adjustable) 76" by 68" from IKEA. you can stack about 12 to 15 fabrc's on each shelf and there are a total of three rows of fabric on each shelf and 5 shelves per unit. I have about 2,000+ yards of fabric in the two of them then I used 2 pantry or clothing cabinets from IKEA (on sale for 29.00) and took the doors off them and nailed them on the back for support and that is where I have about 90 bolts of batik fabrics. I have only one wall that I could use to hang things and that is behind my quilter. I have converted my large two car garage into my quilting room, no roomin the house was big enough to hold the quilter set up. I wish I had a bigger space and had it organized better. so I love to hear and see everyone else's, gives me hope to do better... thanks for sharing. pw6

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    Looks like it brightens up your sewing space too with all the color!! Very inspiring.....My sister uses one of those racks in a closet too! Have fun!

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    Great use of space! Good thinking! LOL

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    Looks very beautiful and all so easy to locate.

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    You have done a great job with your space! I like the looks of the white units with the colored boxes in it, they are enclosed enough to keep out dust and light. Very nice, I bet you enjoy it.
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    Very nice job, thank you for sharing.
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    You did a wonderful job organizing the space you have!!! It drives me crazy when I can't find something.
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    Necessity is indeed the mother of invention with so many baby boomers are downsizing either by choice or forced to not by choice. Learning how to make any space work individually is sometimes a challenge, it looks as though you have made this space personally yours. This works for you and that's what is important, thank-you for sharing which is where many find inspiration!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ksdot417 View Post
    What a good use of space. You did a great job on it.
    my sentiments exactly. Love the closet
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