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How to keep your sewing space organized

By Guest Blogger Helen Spencer from the Blog “HelloSewing

You can’t expect to be efficient at your work if you aren’t organized properly. If both your work area, tools and materials are in a big ridiculous pile of mess without heads or tails, you won’t be going anywhere soon. And don’t try to justify that behavior by saying it’s a creative mess. You’re not fooling anyone.

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve been really tidy, strict and methodical. All of my toys had their place where they’d stand when I weren’t using them, I never allowed myself to be greasy or stained and I always responded seriously when someone would talk to me. Since that kind of behavior is something very atypical for a small child, people would usually find it funny and laugh. As I grew older, it turned out that my peculiarness came in very handy in various situations. The diligence helped out in school, the tidiness helped when I started living alone and the systematization helps me with my work on a daily basis.

Anyways, you don’t need to be weird like me but as a sewing enthusiast and practitioner, you should definitely be well organized. If you don’t know how, fear not, for I am here to come to your aid! Having said that, allow me to help you keep your sewing space organized with these useful tips and tricks. Let’s begin!

Use Binder Clips

These bad boys provide you with an easy solution for all those things that just love to get tangled all together and make your life a living hell while you desperately try to unravel them. From elastic straps of material to narrow strips of fabric, just roll them up into a circle and clip them with the binders and you’re done. Now you can put them anywhere you like and they won’t intertwine as soon as you avert your eyes from them.

Use Jars or Pill Trays for Buttons

Buttons should be stored together in a sealed container because you don’t want them rolling around your house causing mayhem. So, you should choose either a jar for that, or a pill tray. Jars are transparent so you can put all of your buttons inside of them and you’ll still be able to choose certain ones with ease since you’ll see them right away. But you can also use a pill tray and sort your buttons by appearance. For example, put all of the red ones in one tray, all of the metal ones in a different tray, all of the big ones in another tray and so on.

Use Cardboard for Trims

We all have a ton of leftover trims from various sewing projects because it would simply be a shame to throw them into the garbage. They can be used for to sew something cute in the future after all so keeping them around is a logical thing to do. But if you just toss them into the drawer or a box, they too will probably get tangled together. Besides, you can’t really see all of them clearly if they’re in a form of some big ball.

That’s why you should cut out a small piece of cardboard, wrap the trims around it and secure them in place with a pin needle. This way you can easily store them and you’ll be able to see all of them individually without even touching them.

Use Canisters for Tools

This one basically explains itself. Get some cups, jugs, mugs, small plastic cases or something similar and put your seam rippers, scissors, needles, and other tools inside. Not only will they be more accessible this way, but you’ll also improve your sewing workspace safety by avoiding accidental injuries while searching for them.

These tips should be enough to make your workspace decently organized. Trust me, as soon as you implement them, your efficiency will improve and with it, the quality of your projects as well. Let me bid you farewell with some wise words from Benjamin Franklin. “For every minute spent organizing, an hour is earned.”

Galaxy Star Dishes

Create your own dreamy dishes to hold rings, office supplies, and other trinkets

I recently went to a good friend’s wedding that was so beautiful, I was totally inspired. They’re both aerospace engineers who work for a company that builds rocket ships, so there was a lot of space themed things going on. The tables were each named after constellations and the place markers were little star cookie cutters. I decided to make use of those cookie cutters and create these space themed jewelry dishes.

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Clay Photo Dishes

Transfer photos onto clay dishes to store jewelry and trinkets!

Ever since I discovered Mod Podge Photo Transfer, I’ve been super interested in testing what I can transfer photos onto. The idea to try out air dry clay has been intriguing to me for a while. I was hoping I would get a nice, worn look from the transfer with slightly textured clay. These little clay bowls were just what I wanted. They’re perfect for rings next to the sink or little office supplies!

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Dyed Wood Tea Boxes

Store all your tea next to your kettle with brightly colored wood boxes!

At my house, we have so many types of tea that when it’s offered to guests, they panic from all of the choices. We’re huge believers in the power of a good cup of tea. Whether it’s peppermint for an upset stomach, chamomile to help you sleep, or even just the need for a caffeine jolt, we’ve got you covered. I needed a place to put all of this tea that’s easily accessible to the kettle and pretty. I decided to add a little organization too since we have so many different types.

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Nursery DIY: Adorable Animal Storage

By Guest Blogger Monica from MonicaRichards.tv.

Monica Richards is an Eco-Baby Expert who is on a mission to keep your Little Ones safe in the only environment you can control – your home! With Eco-friendly products and beautiful nursery design for Baby, as well as natural beauty and green lifestyle hacks for You, Monica’s flipping your home into a chic, healthy one. Because Healthy equals Happy, and Happy starts at Home.

Baby stuff is tiny! So, why not stay organized with these adorable mason jars?!! You can customize them any which way you’d like: ANY color, ANY animal (or insect) for the lid!

It only takes 2 steps. And you only need 4 things: Mason Jars, Spray Paint, Hot Glue Gun, Plastic Toy Animals

These jars also make the sweetest gifts. And they’ll even look super chic on that gold and white desk of yours (think unicorns and metallic).

So press play, have fun & enjoy the cute outcome! X