Once upon a time I used to be organized. Now with a 7-month old baby, a husband, a dog and 2 jobs I will admit there are some things around here that just don’t (and won’t) get done. I used to stress over it and now I just accept it. If you can relate to this… don’t be ashamed! I’m sure you do a lot more for your family than keeping everything spic-and-span.
Fortunately for me I have a mother and a younger sister who like to clean and organize. Well, maybe they don’t like it but they always help me out when they come into town. They were here this past weekend and the room in need some serious Niecy Nash loving —-> my sewing room! Are you surprised?
Anyway… I’m constantly working on so many different projects that I don’t have time to tidy up after each one or else I would never get any work done. So, with not a lot of (comfortable) storage space in my sewing room… (and by comfortable I mean I need to be able to see every piece of fabric I own and be able to access it at the drop of a dime without having to move boxes, open bins, and scavenge for it.) When I had a very small fabric stash I would just keep all my small pieces in plastic baggies and toss them all in a bin. I would sort through the baggies without having to have fabric all over the place. Then I read somewhere that storing fabric in plastic baggies isn’t recommended because if there is any moisture in there it will mold and rot (ew, gross.)
My genius mother came up with a fabulous idea and here it is! We sorted all my fabrics by color and then tied them up in cute bundles and store them in a big plastic bin. Now whenever I need fabric I simply grab the bundle with the color I need! You could use this idea and sort by whatever you want, floral prints, retro fabrics, etc. This idea definitely helped me stay better organized and it takes up a lot less space than putting each piece of fabric on shelves.
How do you store your fabric? I’m curious.