How To: Make Your Sewing Room Look Like A Fabric Shop
Storing fabric can be a bit of a hassle. I have bins and bags full of the stuff - but even when the container's transparent, it's hard to get a sense of what I have on hand.
That's why I love this idea from Maggie at Smashed Peas and Carrots. Using the acid-free boards comic book shops sell to help protect collectors' Golden Age Kirby back issues, she creates a fabric storage system that could make your sewing room look eerily like your favorite fabric shop.
All you have to do is wrap the fabric neatly around the board - and then arrange however you like. I'd go with color - Maggie has hers set up according to manufacturer (very practical when you need to extra fabric on Etsy or Ebay!)
Plus, since everything's out in the open - or as Maggie's organized things, inside a cool, glass-doored bookcase - you can choose fabrics for projects all the more easily. You can get these boards at any comic book shop - may I suggest Gosh!, in London?
I think I would be even more excited about sewing if my craft space looked like a mashup of Purl Soho and the crazy fabric shops I love to hit in London and India - what do you think?
Is this over the top - or a sewist's dream come true? Let us know your thoughts, in our handy comments section.