Organizing my sewing room

I have slowly been revamping my sewing space and upgrading it over time. One of the bigger remaining areas that bugged me was how I organized my upcoming projects. I had one basket and all projects (well the materials) stacked in that basket. So, I had been looking for a while for some way to organize my sewing projects. I was thinking about some kind of shelving + bin mechanism but in keeping with the rest of my sewing room.

I have fixed my problem and I love it. I bought a basket wall hanger from PBTeen last week, which was 20% off + free shipping (yippee!!). It arrived yesterday and installed it last night.

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Projects from left to right: Pouches/pencil cases , Chair Bags/Pockets + Christmas Stocking, the last two bins are the Cross Quilt (with low volumes+Kaffe Fassett fabric)

ProjectStorage_1Larger view of my storage with scrap bins, zippers, books, linens.

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View from the other side, with my sewing table (well chair) in the background (all ready for our cleaners to com.

The basket I was using for my projects came in handy, as I used it to pack my projects for our vacation which starts today….all ready to leave to Charleston.Β IMG_7896

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19 thoughts on “Organizing my sewing room

  1. mindingmomma

    I love the new basket shelf system. It looks perfect for keeping things at hand. Have a wonderful time on vacation.

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    1. mlwilkie Post author

      I am obviously enjoying the vacation, I can’t wait to get back though and check out my new projects. I think I got a 5 minute look before packing and leaving…at least I can look at the photos and think about the projects that got left behind.

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    1. mlwilkie Post author

      I purposely left my cutting table out of the picture as it is complete chaos right now. I must have about 100 fabrics piled up and bits and pieces everywhere πŸ™‚

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    1. mlwilkie Post author

      It is great – I love it already. I am sure PBTeen will have a sale soon too (like free shipping), or some vacation weekend sale.

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    1. mlwilkie Post author

      I know, and reasonably priced for the high quality of PB…I paid $89 for it after the discount and it was delivered to my door. What more could you ask for πŸ™‚

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  2. carolinelarnach

    That is AWEOSOME. My projects are in one box/basket, so its sometimes a bit of a treasure hunt to find the pieces I need. And I never really get the satisfaction of having an empty to-do box. But with this solution, you get a very visual cue “job done, basket empty!”. Have a good holiday πŸ™‚

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    1. mlwilkie Post author

      I love the rack to, how perfect right…I love the constant reminder, stay on task feature with it being very visual. Maybe it will help with concentrating on the task at hand to see what I could be doing next πŸ™‚

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    1. mlwilkie Post author

      The boxes are a great idea. I needed a constant reminder and I thought seeing them in this all the time will keep me focused πŸ™‚

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  3. sarahschraw

    That is awesome! I love that you’ll be able to see the projects and decide which one is calling to you each time you sew! And I love the hexies in the last pic. Great fabrics.

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    1. mlwilkie Post author

      That is what I love about it too – the ability to see what I can start on next :-). The hexies seem to be an ongoing project but I am hoping to get another couple of rows done while on vacation/road trip πŸ™‚

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    1. mlwilkie Post author

      Thank you, I try. It does not always happen but I get to the point where I will spend a coupe of hours cleaning up so I can actually feel less cluttered. I have a couple of other ideas which I am hoping to finish this year to make additional storage.

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