Well! You are fed up with looking for your things here and there! Whenever you want a red thread, you have to look for it in all the drawers! The place for needles and measuring tape is all jumbled up with various ribbons and buttons! So as all the things are haphazardly placed, you end up in making more mess.
The sewing room is a real mess in short. You are frustrated with this unorganized place for sewing. You have finally planned to organize your sewing room. Here’s a step by step guide to help you stack and pile up all your needs for stitching under one roof.
So mental peace and relaxation while creating a stylish and trendy looking outfit is just an excellent feeling. So, a bit of time, some extra energy and money spent will not go into waste. Just gear up for a well-spent time for reshaping your sewing room.
Prerequisite for organizing the sewing place
Of course, there will be lots of things already in your room, from a sewing machine table to measures tape and from a set of needles to randomly lying thread rolls. It may have ribbons, buttons, laces, and some fabrics. Some of them may be for use, and others were left for filling the pillowcase.
Your organization plan is tailored according to your requirements. If you work for yourself, you will need some necessary help, whereas some professionals with a couple of helpers have to alter their plan a bit. Below is a basic layout that can be customized as per your choice. You should have:
» A desk for holding the sewing machine:
This is a very fundamental necessity. The table selection is essential. Its height should neither be very long and not too short. It should preferably be used with a chair of adjustable height.
This table should have some drawers with separate sections for holding different things. It should be placed near the socket and away from the door. This is to avoid machine noise going out.
» A flat cutting surface:
Once you have put your sewing machine on one side, next is to arrange for a dull spacious place for cutting purposes. You can make arrangements for some folding table. Since cutting space is used a lot and at the same time, it’s of no use once you have finished your job. So foldable is the right choice.
You can put it near your sewing machine table when needed and wrap it away any time you are done with cutting. This will save lots of space and also give a spacious look to your room.
» Some space-saving storage compartments:
Yes, definitely a lot of pegboards, compartmental boxes, movable racks with drawers, and wall hanging storage pieces come in handy for saving lots of space and mess.
» Make several name tags:
Measure and cut the labels according to the available space and sizes. The name tags will help you find your things quickly. Plus, they will also help your new assistant to locate the items and put them back at their places.
For big things like a book rack with stitching books and machine manuals or designing magazines, just one tag is enough. How if you are putting more than one thing in the pockets of a wall-mounted piece.
Just get some trendy pictures, cut-outs, and paste on them. After all, this is your creative world, and things should look as stylish and well placed as possible.
After getting some of the main items in hand, now is the time for getting the best out of them.
Steps for sewing room organizing:
Now is the time for de-cluttering everything. Let’s start;
♥ Task One:
Put your sewing machine along the wall near the socket. Place the chair along. Put the device in the middle to avoid any damages in case of tripping off from the edges.
♥ Task Two:
Put the foldable table in one corner along the wall if you are using a fixed cutting table. Then you can use it as an iron stand too. This table must be having drawers. Now put all the cutting supplies in this table.
One drawer labeled scissors should have all sizes and types of scissors from small to big. Put the cutters in it too. In the lower drawer, put the measuring tape, ribbons, laces, etc. Label it too.
♥ Task Three:
Organize all the essential books, manuals, magazines in the top rack. It can be kept open. The lower compartment of the bookshelf is kept for keeping all the clothes, fabrics, and matching linings. It can be covered in front with a glass slider.
This helps in keeping them away from slipping down on the floor. Besides the books and fabrics, utilize the same racks one part for keeping the print outs, order books, reminders, or notebooks. Thus, all your paper and materials will be spaced on one side.
The small unwanted fabric cuttings can be collected in a cloth bag, and you will see instead of wasting these, you ended up in making a boxing bag. An excellent gift for your younger brother fond of boxing!
♥ Task Four:
Organizing the threads: You can buy a ribbon holding sheet, or if you are in a crafty mood, you can design one yourself. Put all the threads on it. You can label or paste a sticker of a particular tone in each row.
This will save your hassle of finding a specific tone thread. When all shades are in one place, it becomes easier for you to make the perfect match.
♥ Final Task:
Now put all the remaining stitching accessories in separate sections of the movable shelf. You can put essential safety and maintenance tools in one part. Bobbins in one place. Sewing machine oil on one side.
Thus, you may spare some extra space for putting in some more things that you have in addition to the basics mentioned above.
Well, to cut the long short. Remember, all your organization and space storage hacks will go in vain if you and your sewing room users don’t follow a simple golden rule.
Curious to know what it is? Yes! Always put the things back from where you took. So, organize your sewing room with the best storage racks. Clean your room before leaving it.
Taisha personally working at home in sewing, embroidery machine & Others. She created this blog to share her experience.