Sewing Organizer

The Efficient Organization First. Will An Awesome Sewing Organizer Change Your Life For the Better?

A sewing organizer shows up even before needles and thread. Who has ever tried sewing knows that organization is everything. 

We know it as well. 

That’s why we brought you the best hacks for choosing an optimal box for your sewing supplies.

Sewing organizer
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Storage for sewing supplies: cute or useful?

There are a couple of fundamental questions that everyone has to ask themselves. 

    1. Do I want to organize my sewing stuff in a way that enhances my sewing room ideas aesthetically?
    2. Or do I want to aim at total efficiency by putting my sewing scissors, sewing pins, and other sewing supplies in an outstanding order?

You know what? You should go for both!

Our goal is to guide you through the best path to invest in a sewing kit organizer that has it all!

Sewing box organizer
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Sewing box organizer, purse bag, or Mason jars?―what are my options?

We’re glad we got here. 

There are plenty of ways to turn your sewing mess into an elegant pile of sewing tools. 

And let’s face it: before you choose your favorite, you should get to know them all. 

Sewing storage
Image source: Diary of a Quilter 

Here’s our share of your future sewing success. We made this guide to help you choose the best alternative for your sewing workspace. 

To help us put ideas in order, we reached out to Sewing, who had written this article. 

It’s titled “7 Clever DIY Sewing Organizers That Will Leave You in Awe.” 

It presents to us some useful options for the skillful organization of our sewing supplies

Sewing supplies organizer
Image source: Sweet Red Poppy 

To help us put Sewing ideas in order, we created the table below: 

A type of sewing organizer


Sewing purse bag organizer

Make your sewing bag by yourself and bring it with you anywhere (including a weekend trip to the mountains). It’s handy, and making it boosts creative thinking. Everything depends on you:

    • its size, 
    • patterns, and
    • colors;

Bag organizer

There is something about bags that keeps us coming back. So here’s a Sewing tutorial to make a colorful and light bag to store sewing accessories. It’s perfect for the summer! This item will let you keep all your minor sewing tools in one place. 

DIY pouch organizer

These are easy to make, even if they may not seem like it at first. Keep in mind the exact sewing tools that you want to place inside. It will help you adjust the pouch and its pockets accordingly. 

Egg crate sewing kit organizer

Who would have thought that we would arrive here? Egg crate as a sewing tool box? As you see, opportunities for creatives are endless. Make it happen with:

 Here’s how to make a cute sewing purse bag organizer:

    1. follow HandMaDIYa for the complete step-by-step guide, 
    2. see also Suzy’s Sitcom for another set of instructions, or 
    3. go to The Spruce Crafts for 15 ideas for a sewing purse bag organizer. 

Sewing storage box
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Did you like our tips? 

Hold still; it was just the first part. 

It goes without saying but let us underline one thing. 

When you’re working on a DIY sewing storage containers project, you should invest in: 

    • quality fabrics, and 
    • quality materials;

The last thing you aim at is having your meticulous work torn after a month or two. 

It would be heartbreaking. 

Storage for sewing supplies
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Let’s discover more forms of sewing accessories storage in the following chapter. 

Other types of sewing organizers (that will also leave you in awe) listed by Sewing are:

A type of sewing organizer


Mason jar

Have you heard about one of the most adorable pincushion recipes? Decorate the top of your Mason jar with a pincushion. Collect your burlap scraps and make wonders happen. This sewing storage type can make for a fantastic gift as well. Seasoned Homemaker knows how to guide you through the process. 

Plastic containers organizing bin

There are (at least) two fascinating features of a typical plastic sewing box:

    1. You see what’s inside because they are transparent;
    2. You can put labels on them to see everything clearly, from sewing fabric to sewings supplies;

Pegboard organizer

Why is the pegboard so fantastic? It utilizes the space on the wall that would remain empty otherwise. You also get rid of the “clutter” from the surface of your sewing table and sewing cutting table. What’s more, you’re still holding your sewing kit at hand. So screw a pegboard on your preferred room wall to have 24/24 easy access to your favorite sewing tools

For a wooden “DIY Thread Hanger & Organizer,” check out this YouTube video. It explains how to perform this stunning project:

Colorful thread spools diy sewing organizers
Image source: Sewing 

Sewing pouch: how to make this simplest sewing supplies organizer?

Are you eager to learn to sew one of these items? We can’t wait to lead the way!

Have a look at how to prepare your DIY cosmetic bag that can also be a marvelous sewing container (by Sewing):

First off, prepare these textiles:

    • floral print fabric,
    • 9″ Zipper,
    • two 10″X14″ canvas fabric,
    • one 10″X14″ fusible interfacing;

Then, gather these sewing tools:

Sewing container
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It doesn’t seem so hard by now, does it?

Now, let’s see what the step-by-step instructions to follow are:

    1. Mark and cut the fabric
    2. Apply fusible interfacing
    3. Stitch the edges of the fabric
    4. Sew the zipper
    5. Sew both ends
    6. Give the bag some depth
    7. Turn the bag inside out
    8. Your sewing notions organizer in the form of a pouch is ready!

Sewing kit organizer
Image source: The Spruce Crafts 

Sewing box: neat and tidy

Another brilliant idea for the flawless organization of your sewing tools? Check out this solid sewing storage box.

We researched the topic with Rambling Renovators and found out that it isn’t the hardest!

Wanna go for a ride? Let’s do it! 

How to make your DIY sewing box organizer?

You won’t believe it, but Jen’s idea was to use a Fishing Tackle Box (Amazon). 

You get it right, and trust us; we are just as surprised!

But think again. Isn’t it actually super handy? The tackle box has many tiny compartments, and to tell the truth: 

Oh boy, Hunny! That’s what Tiggers like best.

Sewing tool box
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This sewing tool box is great for:

    • needles
    • threads
    • bobbins, and 

other sewing things that you can think about; 

What adds to the experience is that you can put a lock on the box.

A lock will keep away your toddler, more and more eager to discover the world that surrounds him (good for him, though).  

Another advantage?

You don’t have to worry if you’re on the budget. Getting yourself this product is barely a 50-bucks adventure.  

Customizing it to your needs is free. 

Sewing notions organizer
Image source: Rambling Renovators 

How to make a bobbin rack to organize your thread? 

“Dao Shows You How” shows you how, so be sure to pay attention. 

Sewing storage―tips to follow

We came across an impressive number of helpful hacks on how to deal with sewings supplies

It was hard to excavate the most effective set of tips, but it looks like we got to the core. 

Stay with us to discover the wonderful world of organizational hacks. 

It’s going to add to your set of skills in sewing room arrangements and sewing in general.

Sewing notions storage
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Since we’re talking about an instant uplift, do you know what else will take your project to a higher level of expertise in fashion?

Try out different types of woven labels for your clothing and accessories. Read about woven labels here. 

When it comes to the material they are made of, there are:

    • taffeta,
    • damask, and 
    • satin woven labels;

They all have their pros and cons listed meticulously on the page, so go and check. 

But Super Label Store is not only customized woven labels

You can also go for:

All tailored to your needs and desires!

Design your own clothing label group

Now let’s get to the suggestions shared by the world wide web.

How to organize your workplace at its best?

In the table below, created with the help of Diary of a Quilter, we share ten smart tips. They aim at arranging without error sewing supplies in your sewing room. 

Read also these sewing room ideas to see the issue from a (literally) bigger perspective. 

Tip Description Good to consider

sort and store your quilting tools by use, 

store them near your work area;

Quilting rulers go together, sewing scissors together, etc. 

Or you can hang your tools on a bar above the sewing cutting table

Try to figure out how to follow this plan. Having your favorite tools within reach will help you stay super productive.


think about how you use your patterns

If you come back often to several patterns that are close to your heart, keep them nearby. 

You can store them, for example, in a three-ring binder. Look for them in:

    • office stores, 
    • Walmart, and 
    • Target; 

Add tabs to keep them organized, and you’ll never have to look for any pattern in your life.


Don’t lose your fav patterns from the sight. 

You can permanently save a backup of the PDF pattern on a thumb or hard drive. After you print them, you can store them, for example, in cardboard magazine holders.

sort your books and magazines

Limit your magazines and book to one single shelf—a maximum of two. Come on; you don’t need to have all of them always around! 

If there are any magazines or books that you’re not so much into anymore, give them away or donate. It’s kind and fashionable to pass along books and magazines.

We aren’t done yet, but we now want you to sit comfortably on your sewing chair and enjoy the video. 

Just to get some of the famous creative juices flowing. 

5-Minute Crafts Girly prepared these “33 Sewing Tips to Make Your Life Easier,” and we know you’ll love it:

Best sewing organizer
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How to sew if you don’t know the best tips?

It’s hardly possible. It will do you good if you get to grips with a few valuable ideas. 

You may also want to check this inspirational and perfect “The Ultimate SewingBox!” on Create Room’s YouTube channel. 

Watch out; this one is a machine! 

Sewing storage containers
Image source: Sweet Red Poppy 

Here are a couple of extra hacks if knowing your sewing basket organizer is not enough for you. 

Learning is a life-long experience. We put our hearts into ensuring that you:

Most efficiently and comfortably. 

We reached out to Diary of a Quilter for a few extra suggestions:

Tip Description Good to consider

your favorite magazine patterns

You have your beloved magazine patterns, that’s for sure. Mind that you don’t have to store the whole magazine every time. 

Simply tear out particular pages and store them in page protectors in a three-ring binder.

fabric storage

At this stage, you’ll have to rethink your decision process. How do you choose fabric when you start to sew? Is it by:

    • designer, 
    • color, or maybe
    • style?

Store your fabric according to how you use it. For example, if colors most often stimulate you, store your fabric accordingly. It will help you to enhance your creative processes. They don’t like too much analysis. 

storage bins

Corral your fabric storage in bins. Every size and shape that fits your space will do! 

You can move your storage bins around and stack:

    1. on shelves, 
    2. in closets, or even
    3. under the bed; 

After you take your stuff, you click on the lid and put the bin back on the shelf.

Storage seems crucial, doesn’t it?

If you’re working on the craft and sewing room makeover, be sure to check with Sweet Red Poppy

Her collection of sewing room ideas regarding sewing accessories storage is unique.  

Sewing basket organizer
Image source: Magdaline Nicole z Pexels

Also, it’s lovely to watch Akiya Handmade when she shows us how she storages sewing supplies.

Watch out; it’s too much cuteness per square meter!

But now, let’s get back to our list of hacks by Diary of a Quilter

There are three of them left:

Tip Description Good to consider

sort scraps

Sorting your scraps is not about being so correct. It’s a matter of being able to find everything, anytime you need it to work. 

You can store your scraps by color or size; it’s up to you. 

Whatever works, as Woody Allen says. 

store your projects

Remember to store all the stuff related to one project together. 

The easier it is to track all pieces of the puzzle, the more likely you’ll get back to working on your project. 

keep track of your projects


    • a planner, or 
    • a tracking sheet;

They can be hard copy or virtual. It will help you to keep track of your projects.

Ideally, no project should be left behind. 

There are two advantageous options to keep up with your otherwise-floating ideas:

    1. The Quilting Organizer Pack from Maker Valley, and 
    2. The Quilt Project Planner free downloads from Hello Melly Designs;

If you keep your projects organized, you’re more likely to finish them.

By the way, some sewers find it fun to dig through a bin of scraps. (We are not sure if those who find it amusing declared themselves adults, though). 

You dump the whole bin out and make a mess like a child. Also, you can try to be spontaneous with your actual kiddo. 

Clean-up is easy. You stuff everything back in, and you’re good to go.

When it comes to digital and hard copy being of projects, we should say a few words about the difference. 

    1. a digital form is helpful for a purely visual reference, 
    2. a hard copy works best for having your fabric at your fingertips;

Box for sewing supplies
Image source: Mood Fabrics 

Reach out to Mood Fabrics for an incredible set of organizational tips. 

Some of them are over-the-top useful:

    • invest in floating shelves to gain extra space
    • attach a bicycle holder to the ceiling; it will help to hold dress forms or rolls of batting;
    • organize wooden DIY thread storage; it’s easy to make using a couple of nails and wooden pegs;
    • use wonder clips to organize elastic, ribbons, velcro, etc. 
    • looking for another clever idea to organize patterns? Use a paper tray with multiple shelves;
    • get yourself a fabric rack; as an experienced DIYer, consider repurposing furniture in your home (for example, the side of the baby crib), 
    • create a swatch book for easy access to fabrics (both digital or a hard copy will do);

Sewing accessories storage
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