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Sewing Room Organization

Does Sewing Room Organization Influence Your Professional Development? Make It Smart with Our Tips

We can’t stress enough how vital a sewing room organization is for the success of your creative doings. 

Ok, let us put it straight: Organization is everything.

You have to 

    • cut, 
    • sew, 
    • stitch,
    • store,
    • plan, 
    • create, and
    • feel good

all in one place!

It means that your space has to be as efficient as possible. It also implies that you have to adapt it to your desires and needs. 

Let’s have a look at a couple of sewing room organization hacks

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Sewing room organization ideas

For starters, let’s have some fun and glance at these five clever tips in one video on sewing room organization by Craftsy. 

Cardboard fabric organizer? Mason jar pincushion? Filing cabinet for fabric? 

Follow also these “Genius Tips On How to Organize Your Sewing Room” by Decluttering School

It will help you to tidy up sewing tools and sewing fabric in your space in a chic manner. 

Organizing craft buttons
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You may also want to re-read several sewing room ideas that we published before. Or the new ones, presented by Somewhat Simple

Just to wake up your creative side! 

After all, sewing is only in part a set of strict rules. The rest is a pure artistic pleasure. 

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How to organize a sewing space?

Before we put our knowledge in lists and tables, let’s answer the fundamental question:

What should the best sewing room be like?

We’ve reached out to Stitching Mall to answer this one. 

There are three main features that a good sewing room should provide you with:

    1. be spacious and have enough sewing room storage to accommodate your

You can get loads of inspiration from All People Quilt. Dig into these valuable ideas on how to arrange your space:

      • Dream Closet
      • Chalk It Up
      • Creative Castoffs
      • Pull-Out Storage

They sound like movie titles, don’t they? Let’s turn these promising ideas into reality!

Which items are convenient to store sewing stuff? (by Clutter Keeper)

      • storage bags
      • clutter keeper deluxe gift wrap hanging organizer
      • sewing cabinet
      • giant pegboard
      • wire baskets
      • spice rack
    1. be easy to manage daily 

Cleaning and organizing stuff in your sewing room should come with no effort. Be sure to arrange your space in a way that makes the whole process smooth and intuitive. 

Check out also these “5 Ways to Spring Clean Your Sewing Room” by Blossom Heart Quilts.

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    1. have the potential to wake up your imagination and sewing creativity

Sewing is not a mechanical production of outfits. To design and sew with success, you have to get your creative juices to flow. 

For taking your sewing pins in hand and letting the magic happen, you have to feel it in your bones!

What does your sewing space have to do with it?

Ensure that your space gives you the freedom to:

      • move around, 
      • plan, 
      • execute projects, and 
      • daydream about your future projects; 

It’s crucial not to feel “at work.” You need to be attracted to your place, relaxed, and motivated. You need to feel like spending time there, not only working.

Organizing your sewing space
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How to organize a sewing room―tips

Now, we know what your sewing room space should look like, but how to make it happen?

We gathered a few helpful best sewing tips and tricks for outstanding sewing room organization. Have a look at the table below (created thanks to DIY Projects): 

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Fabric box

Your fabric needs to sit calmly in one place, so why not build it a cozy shelter? 

The fabric box idea rocks when it comes to managing a sewing organization storage. You can fold it and tuck it away with ease when you’re not using it.

Take a look at this tutorial made by Mad For Fabric. The concept is even more clever, as this box for fabric is also made of the fabric itself. 

Giant pegboard

Fumbling for what you need in plenty of boxes and cabinets is pretty tiring. But having all your sewing supplies exposed on the peg attached to the wall seems incredibly effective for finding it anytime. 

Go through the tutorial by Ginger Snap Crafts and discover more. 

Fun button organization

Same people like sorting out buttons; it’s a form of meditation. Yet, most of us want our button collection to be around handy and ready to use at all times. If you’re one of those, think about providing them with a transparent casing.  

Research these sewing hacks and the unique button casings project by Blog.Consumercrafts.

With only these three examples, we’ve learned a few organizational tips for managing:

What about learning extra YouTube hacks? Take a look at this presentation by sewing enthusiast Bernadette Banner. She turned the space of her house into an elegant and efficient sewing room. Why stay away from brilliant minds from the industry if we can borrow their ideas:

The most important lesson from this video is not to let your reality limit your imagination!

Diy fabric box
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Sewing room storage and organization products

Now, let’s try to put sewing scissors, sewing pins, sewing fabric, and co. in order, as they deserve.

Always looking for sewing tools around the sewing room is unproductive and distracting. 

To create this table, we reach out to One Crazy House

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fabric

It’s best to develop a personalized, reliable system, where mounds of fabric are:

    • easily visible at a display, and 
    • always at hand. 

 

There are two methods to store fabric:

    1. put multi-pant hangers in a closet dedicated to holding fabric,
    2. fold each piece around its board to make “mini bolts” and storing them in:
      • DVD racks,
      • bookcase shelves, 
      • hanging canvas shoe organizers;

patterns

Having wads of crumpled tissue and patterns around the sewing room is the worst. How to sew if paper, PDF, or envelope patterns are so hard to track?

 

 

For starters, clean up the mess and put your patterns into different categories. 

Ideas for categories? What about:

    • quilts,
    • children, 
    • men
    • women, 
    • shirts,
    • dresses, etc.?

buttons

Continuously looking for the right button when you most need it is frustrating, isn’t it?

How to manage this issue? For example, by putting them in different jars by color. 

You can also purchase magnet boards with metal tins. It will look chic on your wall.

How did you like the first part of sewing room organizers storage hacks?

Arranging a sewing room is a complex issue. A sewing room is supposed to be both a working and storage space. As an extra, it often becomes a daydreaming area.

Not surprisingly, it has to be versatile and well thought of. 

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Let’s see what we can do with other sewing accessories (One Crazy House came in handy):

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thread and small items

Sewers have tons of little odds and ends to store. It’s a constant battle to put them in order. These sewing supplies are easy to lose and hard to find: 

A handy, pretty, and easy-to-customize pegboard will do the job. What’s more, it takes over the wall, which we wouldn’t benefit at all otherwise. 

Keep around a bobbin donut and a magnetic sewing pin cushion as well. These two are tiny but excellent for storage purposes.

 

 

ribbon

When out of their usual fancy use, ribbons can become a colossal clutter.

 

To keep them organized, you can use:

    1. a ribbon storage rack, or 
    2. an under shelf basket (use a mesh one to protect your ribbons from falling through);

Mind that there is no one right way to arrange your sewing room. 

It all depends on your taste and the way you’re using the space you have. 

Work on conjuring up a relaxing sanctuary rather than a stressful cluttered mess.

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Sewing organization ideas for small spaces

Do you feel that your sewing place is too small even to call it a sewing room?

You’re not alone.

Check up with Stitching Mall. You’ll find an exhaustive litany of tips for organizing your sewing space despite how tiny it is.   

Take a look at these sewing room ideas:

    1. Make L-Shaped Sewing Room – Enhance Efficiency
    2. Create I-Shaped Sewing Room – Super Space Saving
    3. StairCase Sewing Room – Beautiful and Modern
    4. Study Table Sewing Room – Compact Workstation
    5. Minimalistic Sewing Table – Well-Lit Space
    6. Full Usage Sewing Room – Fully Optimized
    7. Spacious Sewing Room – Relaxed and Organized
    8. Craft Room cum Sewing Room – Multipurpose Small Space
    9. A Beautiful Sewing Room – Cozy and Colorful
    10. One Corner Sewing Room – Neat and Tidy
    11. Quick Set-up Sewing Room – No Time to Sit Idle
    12. Sewing Room Organizer – Keep Tools Handy
    13. The Artistic Sewing Room – Sewing is an Art
    14. The Cute Girly Sewing Room – Cleanliness Lover
    15. The Lively Sewing Room – Colors and Light

Inspiring, aren’t they? 

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The main idea behind arranging a small sewing room is to: 

    1. set up a flexible and large enough surface to be able to work there,
    2. light the space up to enlarge it optically and to avoid eye strain,
    3. get enough storage and drawers and group the similar things together

Make the best use of the small surface of your sewing working space with these hacks. 

Crafting and sewing don’t need so MUCH space. These activities need an intelligent space to make you feel comfy.

Whether you fancy 

    • making patterns, 
    • dresses, 
    • bags, 
    • patchwork, 
    • quilting, 
    • embroidery,

the sewing supplies (and their amount) that you will have to have at hand differ. 

The same with the space needed to move around. The work is  different, depending on if you try to manage:

    • bolts of materials for bride’s dresses, or
    • pillows’ hand-made embroidery;

How to organize a sewing space
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Get inspired by this enthusiastic article by Age Berry. This girl really knows how to make something out of nothing in her little space! 

This blog by MissOurIquiltco is also for those who don’t have a large surface to manage but want to do it well.

Sewing closet organization ideas are a significant point when dealing with tiny surfaces. The Little Mushroom Cup knows a lot about it.

Sewing closet organization ideas
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Sewing room storage―steps to take

By now, we’re full of precise, exciting ideas and tips on how to organize our sewing rooms. 

We’ve also prepared a couple of tips regarding the general organization of your place. 

Sewing enthusiasts and specialists wrote them. These points work great despite the size or style of your particular working surface. 

Be sure to follow them to climb on the efficiency ladder without effort. 

Take a look at these authors’ suggestions: 

Andreas Notebook proposes to:

    1. utilize vertical space
    2. keep your frequently used supplies at hand and store the rest.
    3. think outside the box
    4. fold up, fold down, store away
    5. multipurpose is your friend

It already sounds like an adventure, doesn’t it?

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Clutter Keeper advises us to:

    1. prioritize
    2. establish fabric storage solutions
    3. throw away or donate unused items
    4. establish workable zones
    5. display finished projects

He also thinks that it’s useful to:

    • use binder clips to keep ribbons and elastics together
    • create a measuring/cutting table that folds into the wall
    • fold the fabric around a comic book board
    • glue the measuring tape to the cutting table
    • stack threads and bobbins together
    • use hanging organizers
    • store current fabric in a filing cabinet

And, if you’re on a budget:

    1. reuse things from around your house
    2. remove unused items for more space
    3. rearrange furniture 

Organization ideas for sewing room
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Maybe She Made It tells us to:

    • wrap your fabric on mini bolts
    • put the things you use most, closest to you
    • use bookshelves as table legs
    • create a space for your works in progress
    • divide things into spaces that make sense to you
    • utilize separate spaces for different functions (cutting, sewing, pressing, storage)

Whichever of the tips above you decide to follow, feel free to experiment!

Run a notebook with the sewing space ideas. 

Create a mess, tidy up, refurnish, change, throw away, buy new items, give them away.

Keep it dynamic, most importantly, at the stage of preparation. Adjust your sewing room so that it works best for you.  

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