My mission to overhaul my sewing space continues; and a project that has been long overdue is sorting through my stash of fabric. I’m probably about half way through it at the moment but thought I’d take the opportunity to share how I keep my fabrics neatly stored and stacked without causing a “fabric avalanche” every time I need to take a bolt of fabric out from the middle of the pile….!
To be honest, it’s not rocket science but this way of stacking means that my piles of fabric stack exactly onto my shelving and are much easier to access and move about too. Essentially I cut cardboard inserts to the dimensions of my shelving. In this case I want to fit 2 piles of fabric side by side on each shelf. So I divide the width of my shelf by 2. Then I deduct 1/2″ from this measurement to allow for the thickness of the fabric once it’s wrapped around the card. This will give me the width of my card insert. The depth of my card insert is the same as the depth of my shelf, but again with 1/2″ deducted to allow for fabric wrapping….
Then it’s as simple as wrapping the fabric around the card insert as follows….
Pin the loose edge in place and you’re done. I find this method quick and simple and it stops fabric from flopping about all over the place when it’s piled up, and it makes the fabric easier to move about and access. Plus I can see at a glance what I have, which avoids me going out and buying more fabric because I didn’t realise what I already had!
What’s your top storage or organisation tip for your sewing space?