Tips for organising and storing fabrics, including ideas for making the most of a small space.

Posted by Joe Dinsley on

If you're a fabric lover, then you know the struggle of trying to organise and store all of your beautiful fabrics. Whether you have a large stash or a small collection, keeping your fabrics organised and easily accessible is crucial for keeping your sewing room or craft area clutter-free.

Here are a few tips for organising and storing fabrics, even in a small space:

Sort by type of fabric: Start by separating your fabrics into different categories such as cotton, wool, silk, etc. This will make it easier to find what you're looking for and will also help you to see if you have too much of one type of fabric.

Fold and store: After you've sorted your fabrics, fold them neatly and store them in clear plastic bins or fabric storage cubes. This will keep them dust-free and protected, while also making it easy to see what's inside.

Use shelf dividers: If you don't have enough room for storage bins, try using shelf dividers to keep your folded fabrics separated and organised.

Use clear plastic bags: For smaller scraps of fabric or fabric scraps that are too small to fold, store them in clear plastic bags with a label indicating the type of fabric.

Invest in a rolling cart: If you have a limited amount of space, a rolling cart is a great solution for storing and organising your fabrics. You can use it to store your fabric bins, thread, and other sewing supplies, and easily move it out of the way when you need more space.

Get Creative with patterns: patterned fabrics can often be hard to organise, but using them creatively can help you organise them, and also can turn them into fun gifts. Use them to make fun and unique zipper pouches, pencil cases, or even a colourful quilt.

Create a Fabric sample book: take small samples of your fabrics and create a fabric sample book. This can help you easily see what you have on hand and make it easy to match fabrics for future projects.

Organise by the project: if you have a big stash of fabric, another way to organise it is by project, have a separate bin or bag for each project and store all the corresponding fabrics together.

These are just a few tips for organising and storing your fabrics. With a little bit of creativity and some simple organisational tools, you can easily turn a cluttered and disorganised fabric stash into a beautifully organised and functional collection.

By following these tips, you'll be able to make the most of your small space and keep your fabric collection looking great. And don't forget to make the most out of your fabric by creating fun gifts and projects, it can be a great way to use your scraps, organise and have a purpose for your fabrics.