5 DIY Sewing Corner Organizing Solutions for 2012!
January 6, 2012 in Tips & Tricks
Do you live in a situation where you are slightly afraid to stick your hand in your sewing notions catch-all drawer because you may just lose it on that rotary cutter left in the no-no position or pins left free from cushions? Well I am done living in fear of my craft corner, and if you feel the same way, I have some solutions for you thanks to my keen ability to surf the web and amazing bloggers that share their great ideas!
1. Use glass jars to store small things in plain sight!
Make your drawer full of loose buttons, fasteners, bobbins, snaps and rings be gone by gluing the tops of glass jars to the bottom of a shelf and voila- you have them separated, organized and in clear sight!
2. Make a magnetic pincushion from a pretty dish!
Sure fabric pincushions are fun to make and can be really cute, but they can be kind of annoying, right? And you can’t sweep a regular fabric pincushion over a bunch of pins and have them stick to it, right? Head on over to Honest to Nod to get her great tutorial on how to turn a pretty dish into a functional magnetic pin cushion!
3. Sew a hanging pocket organizer for a wall or the inside of a closet door!
What-do-ya-know, we have just the tutorial I was looking for, a place to stash all of your scissors, trims, marking tools, cutters and more all tucked behind a fabric or vinyl pocket and NOT loose in a drawer. Of course, the sharp tools will still need to be kept out of reach of the tiny humans in the house!
4. Save all of your tutorials, all in one place with Pinterest.com!
If you aren’t addicted already, you will be soon! This site acts like a visual bookmark tool, so that you can keep track of all of the websites, stories, tutorials and pictures you find interesting all in one place! Pinterest is sure to keep your organized when trying to find that one tutorial you found that one day with the pink ribbon thing. Baby Lock is already on-board and has begun “pinning” all of its projects as well as those from here, and their other partner brands, so make sure tofollow Baby Lock on Pinterest and start pinning away! To learn more about Pinterest in general, click here.
5. Make your own thread spool organizer with a picture frame!
Grey Luster Girl hit the nail on the head with this aesthetically pleasing design-wise, yet extremely efficient organization-wise thread spool organizer how-to. It is just all around wise! Click here to head over to Grey Luster Girl’s picture-loaded tutorial for this project!