Organize Sewing Room

Attempting to organize sewing room equipment and materials can be very difficult, especially if you are one of the sewers who like to have everything on hand. Organization does not necessarily mean that everything has to be out of sight or a completely tidy room, but it does mean that everything has a logical place and you can access the sewing equipment that you use regularly with ease.

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One of the biggest reasons to organize materials is that it can be hard keeping track of all the different projects that you might have going at any one time. Using storage ideas, you can sort everything according to what you are currently using, what you will use for a future project or interesting bits of thread or fabric that you might want to use some day. Modular organizational storage is the way to go if you do not have much space, and the best brands to consider are:

  • Whitmor –The Whitmor, largely made out of wire frames, is at the lower end of modular storage systems in terms of price. The popular options are the storage cubes, which stack and clip together in just about any combination you can imagine. With this system, you can organize sewing room materials as well as make aesthetically pleasing designs.
  • Foremost – if you are looking for something a little bit more solid and robust, the Foremost product is made out of hardwood to support heavier weights. This makes it ideal for heavier items like your sewing machine or iron and you can still buy each shelf cube separately to stack on top of each other or near each other.
  • Sandusky – if you want to organize sewing room equipment with a little more color and a modern design, check out the Sandusky choices. They tend towards brighter pastel colors and use plastic boxes inside metal frames. The frames come in a standard size, but you can put the dividers wherever you like to customize your organization.

The size and number of modular units you require will depend on the size of the room and the amount of equipment you have. You may find that one large storage system against a wall for all of your large pieces of fabric works well in conjunction with several smaller units on your desk and workspace for your tools such as needles, scissors and bags. You can then take out just what you need for your current project.


To organize sewing room workspace is incredibly hard to get right. When it is done well, it can double as storage space and when it is done badly it can waste vast amounts of usable space in your room. Your workspace tables should have some of the following qualities:

  • Castor wheels – Having a table on wheels means you can move around the room with ease instead of being pinned to one place.
  • Swing arms – These fixtures fold out from the main table to give you extra space for those longer projects. You will need to check that they are strong enough for your heaviest machine.
  • Flexible height – Some people prefer to sew sitting down while others prefer to stand. For a bit more money, you can get workspaces that have extendable legs to allow you flexibility in your work height.

When you are looking for a workspace or any sort of storage that will help you organize sewing room equipment, check out and first. They will give you the widest range of brands and prices as well as giving you a good set of pictures for each project so you know what you are buying. You can also look in any decent home store for modular storage, as most sewing stores will carry equipment rather than furniture.

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