Sewing Storage Hacks Under $15
Transform common household items from every room in your house into creative organizational solutions.
My husband attached a utensil caddy to the unused iron rest on my ironing board. Now my tools, pincushion, and everything else I need are at my fingertips when ironing.
Keep cut fabric pieces together with chip clips. Use a marker to label each clip with the designated row for its set of pieces.
Embroidery floss, needles, and a small scissors can be easily seen in a divided lunch tray.
Create a portable English paper-piecing kit using a lunch box that has a resealable lid.
Ice Cube Tray
Let the compartments of an ice cube tray confine sewing machine needles, bobbins, and machine feet.
Shower Curtain Hooks
Hang oversize rulers, templates, and patterns from shower curtain hooks suspended from a tension rod.
I wrap small ponytail holders around my bobbins as a colorful and inexpensive way to contain the loose thread ends.
Corral fabric bundles, spray bottles, hoops, scissors, and rotary cutters with a shower caddy hung on the back of a door.
To clean up your work surface, gather items from your sewing table into an acrylic cosmetics organizer.
Fill a plastic soap case with your favorite needles, thread, and scissors for a customized travel sewing kit.
Expandable Coupon Organizer
Hold individual appliqué pieces in an expandable coupon organizer, labeling each pocket with the block number.
Trading Card Sleeves
When I am working on multiple quilts, I put fabric samples from the different projects in trading card sleeves. It keeps the project swatches separate and makes them easy to see and match quickly. When I go shopping, I fold the sleeve and slip it into my purse.
Stand marking utensils and rulers in flexible silicone grip grass.
Use a clipboard box as an appliqué kit, tracing patterns on the closed lid and storing tools inside.
Secure binding strips with cable wraps.