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How To Organize Your Sewing Room

Organize your sewing room. Get all 30 days of organizing plus some extra printables to help along the way. Time to take back that space and sew!

A year or so ago I took it upon myself to do 30 days of Organize your sewing room challenge.

Every day there was a new topic to explore and hopefully find solutions for your sewing area.

Since we have moved into the house a year or so ago….and the basement is finished and I’m all moved in, a quick recap and getting a little bit reorganized is needed.

I kind of just tossed the boxes and hurriedly unpacked and stuffed shelves.

Since then I have been taking it a little slow – but I’ve been making progress!  There are still a few spots in the closet that need to be tackled, but overall it’s a workable space finally.

The hardest part about it all right now is USING the drawers and cupboard that is in the sewing room and not toss the little things or whatever in the closet.  I really need to decide what I’m going to put in the drawers and start loading them.  There is a lot of space in there and I’m having a hard time figuring out where to put things!

Organize Your Sewing Room

You’ll find all the topics covered as well as links to check out the info below.  I might be adding to the list, now that I’m working again in the sewing room!

how to fold fabric
2 keeping track of your sewing machine feet
3 ways to store thread
4  trashing your sewing machine needles
5 using fabric bins for storing supplies
6 ribbon and spool storage
7 junk drawers and dividers
8 magazines and books
9 Sewing machine needles storage
10 Make your own Quilt Kits Printable
11 rulers and rotary cutters store and find easily
12 Sewing room Art & Printables
13 batting storage
14 ways to set up your new room. ideas, inspiration and layouts for using your space
15 Decorating- sewing room walls
16 hanging quilt tops in the closet- how to fold them to protect them
17 track printable for projects and progress
18 printable labels for storage containers
19 Declutter your Sewing Space
20 furniture for sewing spots
21 project printable for the year
22 project printable for year in review
23 storing your little bits of fabric
24 Unique storage solutions
25 how to store tall supplies
26 DIY craft and sewing room tables
27 keeping projects together
28 Ironing board stations
29 when to get rid of it

Just how I like it -

Sewing Room Layout–

My sewing room is a long room.  It’s lovingly called the ‘hallway’.  The layout I decided for it is kind of tight…but the tables and desks are opposite each other with a walk way in between.  It’s nice for piecing, cutting and pressing.  Not a whole lot of travel happens.  Simply do what you do, turn around and the other station you need is right there!  Super handy.

You might want to consider that kind of a layout if you have a little bit of a long space to deal with.

Sewing Room Video Tour–

it’s not finished, but it’s getting there!

Right now the problem that I have is I’m just not sure or haven’t decided where to put things.  If I have a collection of zippers in a container all together– do I put the container on the shelf in the closet? or in a drawer in the sewing room?

Why is Declutter your sewing room so hard?!

I also need to tackle the ribbon drawers.  They are seriously bursting at the seams and while the drawer is nice…it’s a jumbled mess and simply not working at the moment.

organize your sewing room 30 day organization series
30 Days of organizing your sewing room

Have a problem spot when it comes to organizing your sewing room?

Little things make a big difference when it comes to your sewing room.   Making your space your own is sooo important to being creative.  To help you with sewing room ideas and organization projects, tools and tutorials here is all I’ve got so far.  You’ll find anything and everything to help you get that creative disaster under control and take back your sewing room.

Other than the pincushions, I find that fabric storage buckets, clear bags so I can toss a whole project inside– see what it is, and find all the parts easily, come in real handy.  There are a few travel sewing kits hanging around too…..just in case I need to grab a project as I’m walking out the door, knowing that I will have a good amount of time to work on something.

Here are a few posts to help you get your sewing room back into order, so you can start creating sooner!

organize your sewing room and creative space. 30 days of ideas and inspiration storing your fabric scraps and bits
organize your sewing room and creative space. 30 days of ideas and inspiration unique storage solutions for your sewing room
sewing studio
Organize your Thread
sewing studio spotlight tour
new sewing spot in the sun room. light and bright!
My Indoor Digs {during the winter}
Organizing My Sewing Room
Organize Books and Magazines
A few before and after shots
10+ ways to keep your bobbins under control | patchworkposse | easy sewing projects and free quilt tutorials

Now that you have everything under control– or not.  Here are some projects you can make in your new organized sewing studio just for fun and all in the name of organization!

20+ Sewing Studio Projects to keep you Organized~


pin cushion tutorial using your orphan quilt blocks / #pincushions #tutorial
Make kitchki pincushions -a tutorial / #pincushions #tutorial #kitchki
Wool Pincushions Tutorial / #pincushion #tutorial #wool #upcycle

Needle Books & Pins:

Needle Keeper Tutorial using your fabric scraps / #tutorial
Posie Flower Pin Tutorial | patchwork posse #needles #pins #quilt

Sewing Machine Covers:

sewing machine cover

 Ironing Boards:

portable ironing board tutorial | easy and great for sewing retreats | patchwork posse #ironing #tutorial
mini iron case tutorial / patchwork posse

Project Bags & Storage Buckets:

clear bag tutorial with zipper top | patchwork posse

Travel Sewing Kit Bags:

Zipper Pouch Tutorial using the quilt as you go techinque | patchwork posse #freepattern #zipperpouch #quiltasyougo

Binder & Notebook covers {for all your inspiration}

quilt as you go binder tutorial | patchwork posse | #quiltasyougo #bookcover

Keeping your Studio Organized:

Keep your Studio space organized. Create and Sew More! patchworkposse #sewing #organize #sewingstudio
organize your fabric with fabric bundle warp printables 3 designs | patchworkposse #printable #fatquarter
back to school supplies for your sewing studio / #backtoschool #sewingstudio
fat quarter folding- 2 different ways, patchwork posse

How do you keep you studio or creative space organized? I’d love to hear what kind of things you make for it and use it for.

4 thoughts on “How To Organize Your Sewing Room

  1. Mindy

    Your links for the 30 days of organizing your sewing room challenge do not work.

  2. Linda

    I truly appreciate your blogging style! You get right to the point without excessive chatter.
    The list of 29 topics relating to organizing a sewing room is very helpful. I’ve inherited my mother’s quilting room and need to move it to my place where I hope to honor her by learning how, and finishing her many projects. I used to make clothes, but never considered quilting until now.
    Thanks for your work here!

  3. Mea Cadwell

    I turned my tiny dining room into my craft room (the only place I could do it) and needed as much storage space as possible.

    Took the broken legs off my old metal ironing board top – which has holes spaced evenly on it. Made a new fabric cover for it, used an awl to poke holes in the fabric that matched up with the holes in the ironing board top, and applied fabric glue to the fabric holes.

    Then I hung it upright on the side of a metal 5 shelf unit on wheels that’s storing my fabric. I put hooks through the cover /holes of the ironing board top. Made assorted shapes and sizes of matching fabric bins and hung them on the hooks.

    Viola – a very inexpensive ‘peg board’.

  4. Jennifer @ Inquiring Quilter

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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