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Our Top Tips for Organizing Your Sewing Room Fabric

Karen Flournoy

Posted on February 25 2020

Our Top Tips for Organizing Your Sewing Room Fabric

Is tossing all your fabric into (or near) a basket on the floor your grand plan for organizing your sewing room (ahem...Karen) this year?   

Well, it's a new year, and time for a new, more organized you, and we're here to help. 

We've asked our team of experts — the ones who help keep Chateau Sew & Sew SEW very organized — (!!!) for their tips and tricks for successfully corralling fabrics.


First, in my defense, I’d like to say that the basket on the floor plan is highly strategic. But, beyond that, I like to categorize fabrics by color or genre, and hang them on five rung pant hangers. That way,  I can easily see what I have and the side release on the hanger makes it super easy to access them without pulling them all down.


I keep scrap pieces in plastic baggies sorted by color, and then keep these baggies stored in a box. And then I keep my yardage by color, in clear plastic boxes, mostly by color, but also by theme (holiday, cats, apparel, etc). And I keep fabric stacked vertically like Marie Kondo says,  so I can see it all! 


I use comic boards!  They are sturdy and great to wrap your fabric on and allow you to store  your fabric vertically! 


I store my fabric in a file cabinet draped over the dividers. And sorted in alphabetical order by your preference, theme, color, patterns. 


As for me I use the t-shirt method -- I  fold my fabric on a flat core and then separate it by color and motifs. 

How do YOU keep your fabrics organized? Have a hot tip?! Share it with our Chateau Sew & Sew Community! 

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