I finished my Anorak jacket on Saturday morning (it will be on Mood Sewing Network Monday Morning, February 24th).
I took one look at my sewing room and knew it was time for a good cleaning. After a couple of hours of cleaning shelves, drawers and countertops it was looking better. I have been wanting to buy some storage containers to keep all my interfacing, so a quick trip to Dollar General for several sizes. I order several yards of interfacing in different types and keeping track of the various ones was difficult. Not too mention when your pieces get small. I needed a solution!
Here is what I did, placed the interfacing (Fashion Sewing Supply) in the container. On the top, I put the fusing instructions and on the front of the box the type of interfacing
and if I had smaller amounts, I used a zipper bag
I added more storage containers for more interfacing and ribbing
Rick rack and foldover elastic
Quilting projects, this was a big need, Meredith and I both have projects going. This leads to small pieces disappearing. The storage container keeps all our quilt projects safe and together. The green container holds my snaps for my press.
Here is the bottom shelf.
I did tidy my stash, too
A short description:
The top left piece is a red wool, which I had hoped to make a new winter coat. That will wait till next year. Under the red wool, a brown plaid wool (Mood), then a teal ponte (Fabric Mart) and a blue shirting (Mood) The next pile is from a friend, little girl prints mostly corduroy, they will be good for a granddaughter someday. The next stack on the top row is knits, just arrived in the sewing room from Fabric Mart and Mood.
Now the second row, the first two stacks are knits for the little guy. Well, except for the black houndstooth, it is a leftover yardage from my dress. The last stack is from Mood, a blouse and pants are planned.
Yep, that is my stash.
What are your storage solutions?
Oh, one more thing, don't forget to enter the giveway , the first of 6 leading up to my August anniversary.