I thought I would throw in a less lengthy post than usual. It’s not related to a specific project, but centers around how I organize all of my various sewing STUFF.
But first … I got a random email yesterday from my favorite pattern review site. The subject? “You have been featured on PatternReview.com!” What on earth does that mean? I wondered to myself. I went to the site and thought I might have missed whatever featuring had occurred, until finally, I looked on the right hand side of the page. Check out the bottom right of the screenshot below under “Featured Member”…
It’s me! Crazy. I am not sure that this does too much for me. I have never noticed the featured member area before, and have never clicked on it myself so who knows if others do. But if people click on it … this blog URL is available to them, and maybe they will wind up here! Kinda neat 🙂 I have no clue how they decide who to feature, probably just random. I have been a member for less than a year and only done 6 pattern reviews. I do love this site for its content, but boy could they use a usability & design overhaul …
Back to organization … I recently had a long day at work and decided to spend money by heading to Walmart. I left with this nice plastic rolling set of drawers. I have since placed my fabric in it. Some of it. I will admit that all of my fabric does not fit in this contraption. I think I need to cut myself off for a while, don’t you? Where is the rest of my fabric? In a plastic bag from Hancock. Classy, I know.
When I open a pattern, it gets its very own gallon size ziplock bag to call home. I keep the envelope and instructions here as well. It looks something like this.
I am currently trying to find a good way to store the bags. Maybe a box or something would be appropriate. But I have not gotten there yet.
Since I tend to haul my sewing machine to different places, such as Elizabeth’s house, I have a case for the machine.
I also have two boxes of stuff. The polkadot one holds odds and ends such as bias tape and tracing paper and a tracing wheel and cord, etc. I got it from my friend Suzanne for my birthday last year.
The other one I got for Christmas. It has four smaller containers inside to hold things like thread and bobbins and presser feet and the like. And it has a handle and a catch all compartment at the top.
All of this has really made me understand that I need to get myself a whole room to dedicate to crafts. In our current house that will never happen as I refuse to go upstairs where it is hot. But someday. Dare to dream!
That’s all I have for you today … told you I would keep it short! 🙂 Toodles!