Our Top Tips for Organizing Your Sewing Room Fabric

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!