Hi everyone! Â This month Spring is finally arriving and after a few long days in my sewing studio – The Sewing Cottage, I have decided that it would be a lot of fun to show some sewing room ideas – tips, tricks, hints and how to’s on Spring Cleaning your own Sewing Studio. Â Now, whether you have a studio, or room, or nook, or a dining table there will be something for you to use. Â I am sure that you have collected a few sewing notiongs, fabric, thread and maybe even sewing machines! Â Everything about this hobby is addicting!
I am not the most organized person in the sewing community– far from it! Â But I do try to keep my studio picked up and have some ideas or ways that I do things that might help you out.
Every Wednesday during April there will be a new post on Spring Cleaning your Sewing Studio. Â I would love to see a few shots of your sewing studio and how you are cleaning up your space.
Even if you space looks like mine did at the beginning! Â I sure wish I had a photo of everything spread out on the lawn…… you have to purge before you can fit them back in. Right?
I am thinking that by the responce on facebook page that everyone can relate to it!
How to Organize Thread in Your Sewing Studio
This week we will be working on THREAD!!! I am really quiet glad that thread comes in smaller packages than other notions and fabric. Â I have a lot of it, and it does take up a bit of space around here.
Depending on what your collection is- dmc floss, sewing machine thread, or fancy thread- metalic, clear, fuzzy….. this will determine how you will store them.
Most recently I decided to use the things I had and hang my thread or display them, on the wall. Â It sure it nice and keeps them out of the way.
However, I still have a nice little over flow collection of thread in baskets. Â These are threads that are multiples of ones I already have out really. Â I hit a thrift store that had all of these for around 50 cents each. Â Couldn’t pass them up, but couldn’t store them on the wall either. So, they hang out all together in a basket.
For the smaller machine threads hanging about I stuff them into drawers. Â There is a mish mash of a collection in the sewing studio- size, color, style, thickness. Â I even have some wood spools in there. Â I can usually find something in there that matches what I need for a certain project. Â I do find that a few of them don’t have much thread left on them…..not very useful anymore, but I just can’t seem to toss them. Â You never know!
Sometimes the threads get out of control and seriously the only way to get them back, is to put them into a ziploc baggie. Â Nothing in the world will touch them and tangle them more than they already are. Â They just sit all stuffed together waiting for their time to be used. Â Plus, the clear bag lets you see what you really have inside. oops- looks like there are a few that have escaped!
I am not that big into color organizing them. Â I just kind of toss them up and out of the way. Â I also have a collection of DMC thread that has been de-packaged and then wound on a thread keeper of some sort.
I obviosly need to sit down one night and wind a bunch of those ziploced threads and place them in the portable container. Â There is space for them now!
Now, what about those bobbins! Do you curse these as much as I do? Â I have this handy little case that I really do love, however…..see the thread tails?! Â They seem to jump out when anything remotely comes close to them. Â They are always tangling up amongst themselves. Â I have a few that I use all the time hanging on the wall thread organizer…but their tails are constantly growing too!
How do you get these thread tails under control?! Â Someone had mentioned bobbin tamers…..and I love them. I love them the most when I use them too. Â The idea is to wrap a hair pony around the bobbin trapping the thread ends so they don’t grab onto everything they touch.
So– how do you keep your thread organized in your sewing studio? Â Do you have a different method than me? Leave a note in the comment and tell me-