My sewing room is really small, and I have far too much stuff in it! Having said that, the new floor to ceiling shelves are making a massive difference. I didn't take any before photos, out of shame, so here are the after ones.
These are organised by colour. The left hand stack holds squares of denim in the sizes I use most frequently - 3", 4", 6" and 8".
Back to the shelves. The second shelf from the top is my project shelf. It looks a bit scary all in one place!
On the right, the blue box holds lots of different, smaller projects, each one in its own zipped wallet. The baskets hold smaller projects still - square purses, flower pieces, straps, strips for flower bags and so on.
The next shelf down holds all my "notions".
Here you see my threads. I would really like to get a wall mounted spool rack - I'm intending to start hunting for one large enough for all my threads. Beyond the threads, the small boxes hold my button collection - now sorted by colour!
Under this shelf are more boxes.
Three hold scraps of denim which I am using to make crazy patchwork. I just can't bear to throw them away! I also have two large boxes of card making equipment which I now have plans to take along to Legends Youth group at some point.
Under the window is my sewing area:
I have my sewing machine in the centre, my embroidery machine to the side and a cutting area to the left.
Behind the left hand side is my glory hole...
Hmmmm.... I do know what is there, honestly! Under the cabinet are my stores of wadding and interfacing. In front are my scraps of fabric. I did clear a lot of this while watching the gymnastics yesterday - I cut out lots of owl wings for phone cases and purses, and lots of flower pieces. There is a lot left still!
On the floor at the other end of the shelves, hidden from the door by the stacking units of drawers, are two more crates:
There you go. Oh, and I know the floor looks disgusting. Believe it or not it was hoovered yesterday. Making bags from denim is a really mucky business at times.
What I haven't shown you are the boxes of fabric in the hall and the stocks in the garage. My intention is to make those disappear by cutting them up into more projects. I'll let you know how that goes!
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