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Hi Darlings! I have been in a "clean it up or throw it out" phase and my sewing room was busting at the seams and things were everywhere so I started cleaning it up and organizing it yesterday.
I am going to walk you through the room and how I organize certain areas.
My Studio + How I Store Things
This is the corner of the room where I have my desk, TV ( which is always on while I sew) my pin board and a candle that I keep on my desk for mood and fragrance, LOL. I also have this bookshelf I bough at Ikea HERE and also purchased the doors (sold separately) HERE and it I love all the added storage space it gives me.
behind the doors are more more patterns that no longer fit in my pattern dresser
:-( I need another dresser but for now this is fine. It also hold my elastic bin, notions, snaps, fit dye and a bunch of other crafty things.
The tops shelves hold my thread bins, books I am currently reviewing/reading & my pattern binders.
My Pattern binders hold the empty pattern envelopes which I have organized by garment (dresses, pants, skirts etc) then the contents of the envelopes go into a 9x11 envelope which I mark at the top corner with the pattern company and number and then file by pattern company in my pattern dresser. (below)
This is my pattern dresser. Having my pattern envelopes in binders makes it easy to sift through them, find the pattern I want to work with and then easily find it in my pattern dresser.
Marking them at the corn makes them easy to look up because they are also filed numerically.
This plastic tall drawer hold the other stash of patterns that don't fit in the dresser or in my new cabinet, lol (it is a sickness)
Notions & Cutting Table
My sewing table with my Bernina and Serger. The small plastic drawers hold things I need while sewing. Seam ripper, needles, chalk, seam gauge etc. Buttons and fasteners are in the 2nd drawer, zippers are in the 3rd.
This is my cutting/ironing corner. I use the cork board to hold the rulers I use during pattern drafting or altering. It hold my scissors and usually my inspiration tear sheets which I just cleaned out.
Fabric & Books
This is my fabric/bookcase corner where I store my fabric on bookshelves organized by fabric type. Knit solids/prints, bottom weights, coating/wools, chiffon's and silky fabrics are in the floral bin up top and in the brown fabric containers because they are slippery and tend to fall over.
My Bookcase is where I keep most of sewing books and pattern magazines likes Burda. I often sit in front of my bookcase and read through my books until I become inspired by something.
Hope this gives you ideas that you can incorporate into your sewing space.