If you do any sewing and feel like a kid in a candy store when browsing for fabrics you can probably relate when I say that storing fabric can be a challenge. So today let's take a look at these clever fabric storage ideas and see how to store fabric so you can keep your fabric organized and enjoy your time sewing more!
I keep my fabric in a drawer in the built in I created in my office, but if you don't have a built in, there are still so many fun and beautiful fabric organization ideas that allow you to hide or display your collection!
7 Fabric Storage Ideas To Inspire You
Organizing fabric can be as simple as folding it a certain way and filing it in a drawer, but if you want to see your fabric on full display, there are fun and organized fabric storage ideas too. There is not one best way to store fabric. It will all depend on the space you have and how you want to do it.
Hanging fabric to keep it organized
This is one of my favorite ideas for storing fabric because you can see all of the fun colors and patterns.
This hanging fabric storage from Ish and Chi is my absolute favorite idea! Not only does it look beautiful, it would be easy to quickly find what you are looking for. It's a great way to use an existing closet, just add skirt hangers with clips and your fabric stash!
You can even use pant hangers as a fabric holder to hang multiple pieces of fabric from one hanger like a reader at I Heart Organizing did. A total space saver and perfect for larger pieces of fabric.
This simple idea for storing and organizing fabric stash is another of my faves.
Out of sight fabric organization
Almost all of us have a file cabinet and hanging file folders. Simply hanging your fabric over the metal hangers creates instant fabric storage like Lauren at The Thinking Closet did. And again it makes it so easy to see what you have!
You could even add a post it to the folder to tell you how much of each fabric you have.
Folding each piece of fabric neatly and putting it in a drawer so that you can see each piece is another great, and really easy way to organize your fabric, and what I do in my workspace.
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Shelving For Storing Fabric
Simple book shelves can act as a fabric bolt holder and is another one of my favorite fabric storage ideas.
Wrapping each piece of fabric around mini bolts (thick pieces of cardboard) and putting them on a bookshelf like they did at Smashed Peas and Carrots, will make for one colorful display! And using comic storage boards makes for the perfect little bolts for fabric!
How about cubbies as shelving for storing fabric?
I just love the idea of having all of that fabric out so it can be seen all the time don't you?
As you can see there are so many great fabric storage ideas to choose from. Whether you're trying to figure out how to organize fabric in a sewing room or looking for sewing closet organization ideas I hope these fabric storage ideas help you create a space to sew that you love and are inspired by.
Organizing your sewing space
I think we can all agree that it would be a dream to sew in any one of these spaces. And I'll be the first to admit that I have a tendency to let my sewing and craft supplies get out of hand but I recently completely transformed my office/ craft room into an amazing space to work by simply getting rid of a lot of stuff that I didn't need. Even the best fabric storage ideas aren't going to keep you organized if you simply have too much stuff.
Yes I may have shed a tear or two letting go of some fun fabrics but I had to be honest with myself about the amount of fabric and other "stuff" that I really needed and was realistically going to use.
It all boils down to creating a home we love and using my decluttering method, I've been able to take back entire rooms of my home and turn them into rooms we actually can use and love to spend time in.
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