By: Amanda Mae Heintz
Did you ever wonder how you can get that sewing room organized where all your fabric is going to go so it is easy to access and view? A solution is at hand! With a little extra time, a few trips to the fabric store, and a good storage place you will have no problem with this solution.
We all have that stash which, at times, seems to grow larger rather than shrink with use. I am one of those people who, when out shopping for notions, supplies, and random sales, always seems to find the perfect material for a project or a perfect fabric which I can just not do without. The problem I am starting to have is WHERE DO I PUT IT ALL? A solution is at hand!
I was recently hired at a fabric store in my area, a second job and just for fun, and it has opened my eyes up to the sewing world and all the possibilities. I love hearing what projects people are working hard towards finishing and getting inspired by others. It has also made me realize how many empty bolts become available and are thrown out at the end of the night. The solution is this: do not to be afraid to ask your local fabric store if they have any extra bolts, as I can guarantee you that they do and will be more than will to let you have some or all of them. They might even be willing to run into the back and grab all they were holding to throw away at the end of the evening. This is a NO COST way to organize your fabric. Every time you are at the fabric store, which for me is quite often, collect a few empty bolts. When you get home, take a few minutes and roll your fabrics back on the bolt. If you have the time you can even take labels and write or print out new labels and place them over the existing label. The new label can contain the name or brand of the fabric, how much you have, yards or inches, washing directions, and the project for which you want to use this particular material. Before you know it your fabric stash will be displayed neatly on a shelve or in a bookcase where it is easy to view, accessible, and organized!
This is an easy, organized and no cost way to make your fabric stash, or as I like to call mine, collection, visible and more like shopping right at the fabric store in the comfort of your own home! ENJOY!