I love to sew. I taught myself how to sew after my daughter was born and loved making clothes for her. I eventually learned how to make draperies, pillows and other things for the home. As the years went on, I was so busy with other things that I didn’t have much time for this hobby. I’m finally making the time. Now I have to get my sewing and craft room set-up. I love designing this type of room. Since this one is for me, I can indulge a bit while still making it functional. In searching for inspiration for my room, I discovered lots of creative ideas for organizing sewing supplies. And you know how I love to organize! I find it so much easier to be creative when my workspace is free of clutter and I can find what I need. Here are 20 super simple ideas I found for storing and organizing all your sewing supplies.
Organizing Sewing Supplies
1 Pegboards are a great way to stay organized while keeping things close at hand. They’re extremely versatile and can hold just about anything. Love the pops of pink on this one and the painted gold frame. Both add style to a functional organizing workhorse.
2 Straw dispensers keep ribbon from unspooling and the clear glass keeps them visible.
3 I love these magnetic organizers. They’re perfect for all those tiny little notions and embellishments. You can find these small stainless steel containers at Ikea.
4 Have your sewing supplies ready to go by organizing them in a toolbox. I’ve used toolboxes to store craft supplies, make-up, floral supplies and sometimes even tools.
5 This is such a cute way to store and organize buttons. Sort them by color in mason jars and stamp the color on the lid. Love the basket idea, too.
6 Those metal spice organizers for the kitchen are also the ideal size for storing small sewing notions. You can find these at Ikea, too.
7 Use candy jars to organize buttons and ribbon. They make an artful display when you group them by color.
8 Vintage muffin tins make useful organizers. Drop in a pin cushion and you’ll always have everything you need to replace a button.
9 This is such a clever idea from guest poster Karen and it’s so simple! Use golf tees to keep the matching bobbin on top of the spool of thread. Glue a flower or some other cute notion on top to dress it up.
10 Repurpose a drawer unit meant for nails to keep your embroidery ribbon organized. Add small labels on each drawer so you can easily find the right color.
11 Here’s another smart idea from Karen. Those tiny little scrunchies fit right over a bobbin and keep it from unraveling. I am getting some of these right away!
12 And Karen also came up with this one! Organize your bobbins in daily pill boxes.
13 Place removable hooks on the inside of cabinet doors to hang scissors and other items. Pull-out shelves help keep everything accessible.
14 Make a portable cutting table by adding locking casters to a metal shelving unit. Then attach a flat surface for cutting.
15 Here’s another pegboard idea. Use the long pegboard hooks to organize your serger thread cones.
16 Outfit a closet with shelving and drawers to keep your sewing supplies organized and out of the way when not in use. Taking off the doors and hanging curtains softens the look.
17 Cover an unattractive table with a cute table skirt then use the space below to hide your supplies while keeping them handy.
18 This adorable sewing center started out as a discarded denim skirt. A few well placed seams and some decorative trim and it’s a cute way to have everything right at hand. Follow the link below the picture to see the easy tutorial.
19 Keep track of your small sewing templates and rulers by placing them in a three-ring binder in clear zippered pockets.
20 Cover a piece of galvanized metal with decorative wallpaper to create a stylish magnetic board.
All these wonderful ideas for organizing sewing supplies really has me excited about working on my own room. I’m not sure how long it will take, but when I’m done I promise to share it with you here on the blog. In the meantime, which of these ideas do you think will help you the most?