Sewing Room Organization

Hi, What is the best way to organize a sewing room? I've been at it for months. Dbf and his college age son gave me his room for use as a sewing room last year and I'm still working on sorting through some junk, and good things. I'm working on a crocheted afaghan for dbf's

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  1. #1
    velinabowen
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    Hi,

    What is the best way to organize a sewing room? I've been at it for

    months. Dbf and his college age son gave me his room for use as a

    sewing room last year and I'm still working on sorting through some

    junk, and good things. I'm working on a crocheted afaghan for dbf's

    mom. What is a good way to store the yarn? I have about 6 skeins of

    yarn to store. I don't want to keep buying plastic storage containers

    and I don't want to put shelves on the walls. The wall space I would

    like to reserve for hanging pictures, etc.. How does one keep from

    getting discouraged when organizing a sewing room? The room is about

    9'x11' and will be a combination of exercise room, spare bedroom for

    guests and sewing room. Late this year I plan to get an air mattress

    for when guests come. We have a piece of exercise equipment that can be

    put-up as soon as I have the room organized. The closet space is

    limited. I'm open to suggestions and do not want to keep putting money

    out for this if it's not necessary.



    Thank you.

    Velina










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    Pamela Bossarte
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    One of the best ideas I have for my craft room is using small non-handled baskets. I also use them to store a few items that I don't want in the rubbermaid that I have like, sewing notions, yarn balls or fabric scraps for quilting. I found a bunch at the dollar store and bought eight, the nice thing about these is that they stack! I can stack them in one pile putting the one with yarn at the top and it doesn't take up a bunch of room, I use handled baskets found at our local thrift store and garage sales for current projects so I can take them from my craft room to our living room when I am watching TV etc.


    I also use butter tubs and other assorted containers for smaller items. For my yarn, I actually use the plastic containers from comforter bedding. They usually come in a zippered pouch of sorts and I use them for my yarn scraps, they work great for the scrap balls I have that don't quite fit into the larger containers.





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    Hi,
    What is the best way to organize a sewing room? I've been at it for
    months. Dbf and his college age son gave me his room for use as a
    sewing room last year and I'm still working on sorting through some
    junk, and good things. I'm working on a crocheted afaghan for dbf's
    mom. What is a good way to store the yarn? I have about 6 skeins of
    yarn to store. I don't want to keep buying plastic storage containers
    and I don't want to put shelves on the walls. The wall space I would
    like to reserve for hanging pictures, etc.. How does one keep from
    getting discouraged when organizing a sewing room? The room is about
    9'x11' and will be a combination of exercise room, spare bedroom for
    guests and sewing room. Late this year I plan to get an air mattress
    for when guests come. We have a piece of exercise equipment that can be
    put-up as soon as I have the room organized. The closet space is
    limited. I'm open
    to suggestions and do not want to keep putting money
    out for this if it's not necessary.

    Thank you.
    Velina







  3. #3
    Lori
    Guest

    Default Sewing Room Organization

    My sewing room sounds like yours. It's really a multi-use room, but I do have the whole closet for my sewing stuff. It's lined with shelves. Some shelves are just stacked with fabric, some hold storage bins. I use the bins forstuff that isn't very stackableand works in progress. I have a sort of mini chest of drawers for tools and notions. But most of it is just stacked up on the shelves for easy access and being in the closet helps keep the fabric from fading. The actual sewing area is a desk with a drop leaf and a keyboard drawer. The drawer holds rulers, notebooks and tools I use all the time. When I'm actually sewing the ironing board is set up perpendicular to the table at the same level and i just turn in the chair and roll closer to use it. Otherwise it hangs on the back of the closet door. If more room is needed for other uses then I can put the drop leaf on the desk down and store
    the sewing machine and cutting pad under the desk and still push the chair under it so it only takes up about a 3x3 or maybe 4x4 area. My books and such are stored on the bookcase that holds all our other books. Lori.

    velinabowen <velinabowen@yahoo.com> wrote: Hi,
    What is the best way to organize a sewing room? I've been at it for
    months. Dbf and his college age son gave me his room for use as a
    sewing room last year and I'm still working on
    sorting through some
    junk, and good things. I'm working on a crocheted afaghan for dbf's
    mom. What is a good way to store the yarn? I have about 6 skeins of
    yarn to store. I don't want to keep buying plastic storage containers
    and I don't want to put shelves on the walls. The wall space I would
    like to reserve for hanging pictures, etc.. How does one keep from
    getting discouraged when organizing a sewing room? The room is about
    9'x11' and will be a combination of exercise room, spare bedroom for
    guests and sewing room. Late this year I plan to get an air mattress
    for when guests come. We have a piece of exercise equipment that can be
    put-up as soon as I have the room organized. The closet space is
    limited. I'm open to suggestions and do not want to keep putting money
    out for this if it's not necessary.

    Thank you.
    Velina




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  4. #4
    M F
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    I have a bottom of the old iron sewing machine. My DH bought me a 4 ft counter top and is going to attach it to the legs of the sewing machine. It will give me enough room for the quilters table and then some. I use the plastic bags from quilts and linen to store fabric pieces in. I use plastic jars (recycled) to store buttons and small items in.

    Melissa



    My sewing room sounds like yours. It's really a multi-use room, but I do have the whole closet for my sewing stuff. It's lined with shelves. Some shelves are just stacked with fabric, some hold storage bins. I use the bins forstuff that isn't very stackableand works in progress. I have a sort of mini chest of drawers for tools and notions. But most of it is just stacked up on the shelves for easy access and being in the closet helps keep the fabric from fading. The actual sewing area is a desk with a drop leaf and a keyboard drawer. The drawer holds rulers, notebooks and tools I use all the time. When I'm actually sewing the ironing board is set up perpendicular to the table at the same level and i just turn in the chair and roll closer to use it. Otherwise it hangs on the back of the closet door. If more room is needed for other uses then I can put the drop leaf on the
    desk down and store
    the sewing machine and cutting pad under the desk and still push the chair under it so it only takes up about a 3x3 or maybe 4x4 area. My books and such are stored on the bookcase that holds all our other books. Lori.

    velinabowen <velinabowen@yahoo.com> wrote: Hi,
    What is the best way to organize a sewing room? I've been at it for
    months. Dbf and his college age son gave me his room for use as a
    sewing room last year and I'm still working on
    sorting through some
    junk, and good things. I'm working on a crocheted afaghan for dbf's
    mom. What is a good way to store the yarn? I have about 6 skeins of
    yarn to store. I don't want to keep buying plastic storage containers
    and I don't want to put shelves on the walls. The wall space I would
    like to reserve for hanging pictures, etc.. How does one keep from
    getting discouraged when organizing a sewing room? The room is about
    9'x11' and will be a combination of exercise room, spare bedroom for
    guests and sewing room. Late this year I plan to get an air mattress
    for when guests come. We have a piece of exercise equipment that can be
    put-up as soon as I have the room organized. The closet space is
    limited. I'm open to suggestions and do not want to keep putting money
    out for this if it's not necessary.

    Thank you.
    Velina

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