Fabric Storage (Or Lack Thereof)

As I’m nearing the end of this freelance project I’ve been working on for the past few weeks, I’m getting pretty excited about having more time in my craft room. I miss hanging out down there after the kids are asleep. But before I get to spend some quality time with my sewing machine, there is a serious need for a cleaning day. I mean really, it’s scary in there. I’m about to show you an embarrassing little peek into my creative space. (Ignore the hideous wallpaper, it neeeeeeeeeeeds to come down.)

Isn’t it a mess?! That is my fabric. (And not even all of it.) Believe it or not, that all used to be neatly folded and organized in three big plastic bins. The problem is, any time I want to sew something I end up dragging out every single piece of fabric because I can’t see what’s in there! And then, of course, I never put it back. So now it resides in a giant mountain of random textiles in the corner of the room.

So yes, something must be done. And the other day I had the brilliant idea of utilizing all those SHELVES to store the fabric out in the open so I can see everything at a glance! (I am a genius I tell you.) I’ve been browsing the web looking for pretty ways to store fabric. Here are a few of the ideas that are leaving me feeling extra inspired.

1. Foam Core Boards via The Little Green Bean
I love how this fabric all looks wrapped around foam core boards! It’s like a fabric store, all pretty and organized. Then all I would need would be someone to sit at my big desk and cut the fabric for me. (Cindy, want to come visit?) I could even cut the boards from our cardboard recycling pile to save money.

2. Apothecary Jar via Prudent Baby
I see these types of jars at the thrift store all the time, and I always want to buy one but I stop myself because I’ve never come up with a legit reason I need one. Well, this is that reason! I love the way the fabric scraps look like candy. Now I just need to go back to Goodwill. (Like I needed another reason.)

3. Remnant Rolls via Just Something I Made
I really think this is the cutest way to store fabric. (I am such a sucker for the remnants bin.) And I think it would work great for me because I have so many different sizes. She even provides a PDF of her labels, they have a spot for you to write down the dimensions of each piece.

4. Chalkboard Hangers via Craft
I NEED THESE. This is the perfect way to store projects while you are working on them! Then they don’t get lost in the back of the closet. Not that that has happened to me, oh no. I don’t have ANY unfinished projects floating around in my fabric stash. But really, I need these. Where does one buy skirt hangers?

2 thoughts on “Fabric Storage (Or Lack Thereof)

  1. Could you use foam from grocery trays? It's a cute look, using the shelves.
    I love the candy jar look. I bought a clear plastic paint bucket and filled it with beads.
    I have rolled remnants. You knew that though, didn't you?
    The skirt hangers ARE a cute idea.
    Oh man. I have to get to bed! Choir is having a practice before church.