Whether your sewing space is an entire suite or a tiny corner, these hacks can help you make the most of it.
Glue a measuring tape to the edge of your cutting table – this is mine, and I use this all the time! I just hot glued it right on.
Don’t have room for a big cutting table? What about a Murphy style one that folds up onto the wall?
Or maybe just a drop down cutting table.
Fabric Storage Ideas
Stumped with fabric storage? Here are a few unconventional ideas.
File Your Fabric
Fabric Stored on the Wall
Use Pants Hangers
Hide Your Scrap Fabric
I’ve gotten a new desk chair, but I still manage scraps this way.
Ironing and Pressing Hacks
Add some storage to your ironing board like I did.
Or keep your iron right by your machine like this.
Pegboard Belongs in the Sewing Room
Pegboard is easy to paint and can be used in many different ways in the sewing room.
Painted a bright color it’s decorative and functional.
If you can’t do a big board, a small framed one works just as well.
So Do Magnets
Use a magnet board and metal containers to store buttons, snaps and other small notions.
Add magnet board to a door with fabric over it for pretty storage.
Magnet strips are also good to hold bobbins.
Or use kitchen knife holders to hold scissors and tins like I do in my studio.
Keep Your Thread Untangled
Golf tees can be used to keep same colored bobbins and thread together.
Or make a framed thread rack.
Embroidery hoops also lend themselves to thread storage.
Or use a scroll saw and really personalize your thread rack, like mine.
And Your Scissors Handy
A mug tree can be a great way to store scissors.
Or hang them on the wall – they can be functional art.
Store Things Where You Can See Them
This is why pegboard and magnet boards are so handy.
I use curtain wire and clips to store my buttons on the wall for easy browsing.
And a corkboard showcases my zippers.
Always Have a Place for Trash
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