I just got my brand new sewing area. Well, at least I feel like I do. The whole transition started unexpectedly last Friday, while I was desperately searching for a certain fabric of mine. As I was pulling fabrics out, I started to realize that it is time to sort, since I had no idea where what was.
It took me forever to go through every single piece of fabric I own, ironed it, folded it and put it on the neat pile. I loved the process though. This is when the idea of the total reorganization became very real. I knew I needed more shelves and storage boxes and .... well space ( but since there is no more, I forgot about that one right away..). The two extra wall shelves made the difference.
I took the time and searched for the perfect storage boxes for my fat quarters or any other pieces under 1/2 yard. Since my sewing corner is in our living room/ dining room/ family room and we and our guests spend a lot of time here, I needed something better than just plastic shoe box. I found these simple white photo storage boxes at Jo Ann's currently on sale. They are perfect...
All of my other fabrics are stored in these file cabinets and plastic storage boxes hidden under the table.
Projects that I am working on are on the left, everything else tucked away.
I am very excited about this new space. I am already anxious to get home from work tomorrow and put it to use.
The big (thrifted picnic) basket on the top shelf is full of scraps.
I have a few more ideas how to make this spot even prettier, but that actually requires some time behind the sewing machine... :) Soon to come though...
It is Spring Break and my plans were mainly to sew and finish unfinished projects, but this kind of change of plans works for me just fine.