Sewing needles are essential for crafters but they can easily get misplaced. Tired of pricking my finger when another needle fell out of the paper package I came up with a yarn needle case to store my needles safely. Using yarn, plastic canvas and fabric this case will keep your needles in place in a fashionable way.
Was one of your New Year’s Resolutions to get more organized? It is definitely a great resolution. Why not start with all the cords in your living space and use up some of the scraps of fabric you’ve been hoarding at the same time? We all have tons of electronics and it seems like everyone has a different cord. I can easily take over multiple drawers. Make this Cord Keeper Roll-up and get all those cords organized!
I think all of us can admit that we have way too many craft supplies. I have tons of leftover odds and ends from finished projects, projects I gave up on, and things I just had to have. Going into the New Year gives us a chance to look at what we have and improve. I’m hoping to clean out my craft space for the coming year, but I don’t want all of those scraps and materials I have saved to go to waste. So, I went on the hunt for some great stash busting projects, no matter what you need to use up.
When I was growing up, I spent part of my summers each year at my grandmother’s house where she taught me how to sew. I spent hours in her sewing room learning to press seams, turn hems, baste, rip out, add buttons. Her sewing room was a well organized space, simple, but with everything she needed within arms reach. Once of these days I’d like to have a similar space for my machine so I’ve been busy collecting ideas to help make it into a place of beauty, organization and function. Here are a few of my favorite ideas.
My sewing machine (ahem, one of my machines, I have four, but mainly use one) is a vintage singer and while it runs like a top, I dread filling the bobbin a little, so one of these days I’ll invest in a bobbin winding machine and have a rack like this to hold thread and matching filled bobbins. Plus it will keep me from buying yet another spool of the same yellow thread since I’ll know exactly what I have at a glance!
Once upon a time I had a whole room to myself for my crafts and I can tell you, it was pretty dreamy. Paint bottles all lined up in a row, different weights and colors of papers neatly filed, it was beautiful. These days my craft storage is a little less grand but I’m still always on the hunt for clever and useful craft supply organization. In fact, with less space comes the need for even better organization, it’s all too easy to let a small craft closet to descend into chaos. To that end, I’ve been collecting fun craft organization ideas and I wanted to share a few of my favorites with you!
Brilliant! How many times have you ended up with a tangle of twine when trying to unwind a section for a craft? These funnels hang on a well organized (and cutely painted) pegboard making the best use of tight spaces.
I’m not the best at putting my pins back into the pincushion as I’m sewing. Instead, I set them down on my table, just waiting for me to accidentally stab myself. They roll around, sometimes end up on the floor, and leave me searching all over my craft room to make sure I didn’t miss a pin. So, in the spirit of spring cleaning, I decided to create myself a small go-to dish for my sewing notions. It’s the perfect place to store things I might need like bobbins, extra pins, a measuring tape, and maybe even some small scissors for snipping threads. No more looking for dropped pins, extra bobbins, or a pair of scissors, they’re all in once place!