Pick one of these inspiring ideas for clutter-free and stylish storage to update a sewing room or work area.
Create a sewing corner anywhere in your house with a work surface and storage. For a colorful inspiration board, glue a fabric remnant to a magnetic chalkboard. Slide a woven basket under a desk to hold fabric scraps, and place a small wire shelving unit in the corner to stash larger pieces.
To expand your storage area in a colorful way, paint pegboard and mount it above stock cabinetry. Hang shelves, hooks, and containers from the pegboard to keep supplies within reach. For an easy place to stash fabric swatches and other bits of inspiration, add clipboards to the pegboard.
Pretty fabric panels hide this space’s hardest worker: a closet lined with assemble-yourself storage components. These stackable boxes and drawers organize everything from fabric to notions. Pegboard puts even the smallest wall space to work stowing tools and essentials so they are orderly yet within reach. Best of all, you can close the panels to conceal the creative clutter.
Furnish a sewing space with a flirty-legged vanity, comfy chair, and wall-hung cupboard that’s the perfect size to hold ribbon, patterns, and stacks of fat quarters. Drawers in the vanity and boxes on the table hide scraps.
Decorate boring drawers with pieces of punchy wallpaper. Stash buttons, ribbons, and other notions in vintage candy dishes for easy-to-rifle-through storage.
Unwind yarn or ribbon with ease by stashing the rolls in an empty sugar dispenser and threading the ends through the hole in the lid.
Utilize shelf labels to identify stacks of sorted quilting fabrics and house notions and supplies in the 18 spice drawers. The drawer pulls, designed to hold labels, ensure that everything can be easily found and easily returned to the proper place.
A bank of 7-inch-deep cabinets allows for creative storage ideas, including this magnetic memo board. To make your own, cut a piece of galvanized metal to fit your space, then screw it to the cabinet back. For a pretty finish, cover the metal piece with wallpaper.
Mount cafe rods on a wall or the side of a cabinet to make great hangers for fat quarters. Organize fabric by color or by designer to make finding the perfect piece a breeze.
For visible storage, line up jars housing small embellishments and notions in a spice rack.
Create a work area out of a table, a hutch, and a rolling cart. Add pegboard to the cabinet doors to provide extra space for hanging supplies. Let the rolling cart hold heavier equipment and transport projects from work area to another.
Contain rolls of felt or fabric using this quick and thrifty idea: Cut a fabric measuring tape to size and sew on a colorful snap.
Display a collection of pincushions nicely within reach on this pretty pedestal. Keep yours on a counter for fun decor, or hide it in a cabinet to keep your work space neat.
Fill straw dispensers with towers of ribbon spools and watch them rise to the occasion. Not only are unruly ribbons kept in check, but they’re also visible. To get the spools inside, remove the top of a dispenser insert and slide ribbons onto the rod.
Make a simple storage container out of a toolbox to take your must-have supplies on a vacation or retreat. Separate notions and other supplies into the compartments in the tray and hide fabric and scissors in the larger space underneath.
Choose candy dishes and glass vases to hold buttons, ribbon, and fun embellishments in style. Organize by color and group them for a pretty tabletop display.
Store small craft items, including clear jars of ribbons, beads, and buttons, in a shallow hanging cupboard and slide rolls of fabric out of the way behind finials on top.
Keep supplies out of the way by employing vertical storage. Pegboards on a wall easily hold anything that can hang, such as these thread balls. Scissors and ribbon also hang perfectly from pegs.
Corral supplies for a current project in an old lunch tray. Each section of the tray can hold a variety of notions, from pins to thread, for easy-to-see storage.
Sort ribbons or buttons in glass candy jars to add delightful color and texture to an open shelf or tabletop.
Eliminate the need for a bulletin board with a cork-covered shelf. Trim a shelf with corks in different sizes for a funky look, then use pushpins to hang inspiration from the corks.