One of my goals for 2012 is to get more organized. I am fed up with wasting my time trying to find a pattern, a book, a piece of fabric or a pair of scissors that I know I have somewhere.
Just last week I almost became frantic when I misplaced some important templates for one of my designs. I tore the house up looking for these patterns only to find them underneath a pile of other stuff on my work desk. By the time I found them I was in quite a state, almost convinced that they had been accidentally throw out with all the excitement over Christmas. The stress I felt was only relieved when I finally discovered them, so I vowed then and there that things had to change.
I am pleased to report I have started by doing some research to find some suitable solutions. The except below is just the start, which I have included here in the hope that it can also help some other disorganized sewing soul such as myself.
Vintage and contemporary fabric storage:
- Stacked on shelves by color or randomly
- Folded and stacked in wire rolling bins
- Scraps mixed in open bins like laundry baskets
- Folded and piled in enamel or ceramic vintage bowls and basins
- Rolled and put into cubbies
Mary Hettsmanberger uses shelves and cubbies
to house her jewelry and quilting supplies.
From Inside the Creative Studio.
Quilting thread storage:
- Hung on wall pegs
- Contained in glass jars
- Held in printer or cutlery trays
- Stacked on spice racks
- Sorted in see-through bins or specially made drawers
Quilting tools storage:
- Scissors laid in segmented drawers, stored in vintage flower pots, and hung on pegboards
- Paintbrushes stashed in recycled cans, vintage pails, and flower frogs
- Stamps and stencils laid in flat baskets and blueprint drawers
- Dyes and paints held in colorful dishpans, plastic cutlery totes, and on shallow picture shelves
I have also enjoyed finding the most amazing studios on Pinterest. You can check out my finds by clicking the link here:
Here's hoping that all this inspiration rubs off on me.