Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Organizing the Sewing Room


Organizing the Sewing Room


I guess by now you all know I jump from one project to another. Well today I was so tired of hunting for things in the sewing room I thought I would get started on this BIG JOB of organizing. I'll be showing pictures of everyday progress, at least one drawer, one shelf or just one piece of fabric folded, it's a step. Hope to give some ideas on storage and using what we have. Maybe by Christmas you can see the whole sewing room. LOL. If anyone wants to join in I'll put a list on the sidebar with the button. You can add the button to your blog so every time you look at it you'll have to put away something. Maybe we can encourage each other to keep it organized.

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I have antique armoirs in my sewing room for storage. I love having these. You can't believe how much I can cram fit so nicely into them. (New me)
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The picture above is not how it will look, but I wanted to show you the jars I'm loading up. You don't have to have old antique jars. You can take a pickle jar and cut a piece of fabric to decorate the top of it. I know you have some fabric. If you look at the top of the armoire I took an extension curtain rod and loaded it up with ribbons. I like to wrap packages with them. You can also do this in the top of your closet.

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So here is a little button (at the top of the post) you can grab. If you are already on top of things you want need this, but I need a little shove.

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Keep Stitchen'

13 comments:

Sharon said...

Have fun cleaning up that room. I cant wait to set up my new room, then keep it clean. lol

Shiree said...

Hi Bonnie,
I have l my buttons in jars just like yours, all colour grouped...my sewing room however, needs a lot of organising n tidying n stuf ( it it really rowing man's study that I have taken over!!). I am just leaving it all 'til we move....

Rebecka said...

Bonnie,
Love all your buttons. It looks like you have a good start on organizing. Great idea! I will add your button to my blog. I need help. :)

Sew Many Ways... said...

Love all your jars of goodies. I just cleaned and rearranged my sewing room too. The biggest mess is always the cutting table!
~Karen~

Stephanie said...

Multiple amoires? I couldn't fit one in my sewing space...right now I can hardly walk in my sewing space. Time for tidying up! Like the extension rod idea! I have a crystal cookie jar full of buttons...well there is a wee bit of room for more.

Debbie said...

Nothing feels better than when you are all finished organizing! I love the jars. Have fun!

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

There's nothing like having a room that is functional AND pretty! Have fun organizing. ; )
~Michele

StitchinByTheLake said...

Hi Bonnie, Spring is always when I get the urge to clean and organize and this year is no different. The problem is that I'm not at home! I have my buttons in jars, and also a jar of thimbles and one of safety pins, and...you get the picture. Last week I got a 4 drawer file cabinet at a yard sale and next time I get home I'm going to put my books and patterns in it to keep them organized and out of the dust. I'll sort them by, redwork/embroidery, applique, and piecing. The piecing books might take 2 drawers! I can't wait to do that to see how it works. On the shelves in my sewing room I have old gym baskets salvaged from a school throw-away and they are perfect for holding projects, fat quarters and other things. Happy organizing! blessings, marlene

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I love the jars. They add so much charm to a sewing area. I have one with antique sewing notions stuffed into it. Fun stuff. I wish you well in your organizing endeavor.

Dawn said...

It looks great!! I have been purchasing a bunch of jars lately to put some of my treasures in. Thanks for sharing!

YankeeQuilter said...

Buttons in jars are one of the most fun things to have in a sewing room! Yours look great. I started using the little pimento jars so I could separate them into categories but have started filling the mason jars again....

Kaaren said...

Excellent idea for ribbon storage! I have lots of mason jars filled with leftover binding, antique spools of thread, scrap ribbon pieces, buttons, selvedge ends and anything else that will fit in one. Not only do they look great, they make great organizers.

Good luck with your mission Bonnie. You'll be a happy camper when it's done...trust me!

Carrie P. said...

Isn't having a clean room nice? Ready for another project. Thanks for sharing your storage ideas. I use jars myself.

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