Hallo, Hazel from Sunny South Africa again and today I’m sharing fabric storage ideas. Now, I’m a hybrid crafter – for me it means that I buy the minimum, recycle, reuse and repurpose as much as possible and I craft in ANY medium. My mom used to make all our clothes and I do mine as well and therefore I can’t resist a beautiful piece of fabric.
They are quite bulky to store so I’ve made a deal with myself – with clothes I don’t store anything – I only buy once the previous item has been made. However, I do indulge in my little secret pleasure – a beautiful piece of fabric. My rule is – if it is not for clothes, I’m only allowed the minimum yardage they sell. It works very well – I always have beautiful fabrics to choose from for my hybrid fancies and I don’t go overboard and buy stock that will never be used.
Anyway, it still has to be stored and I went to my friends Google and Pinterest for some tips. Want to see what they came up with?
First up: Recycle, reuse and repurpose the furniture you’ve got.
A chest of drawers:
Now that we have covered my favorite options, what about a few new ideas?
Gift wrap rack:
What a great idea that you can make yourself.
Wall mounted racks / hangers:
And now for my favorite – storing scraps! If you only buy the minimum yardage I think that most of the time my fabric stash is categorized under scraps. This is what I found:
If only we could find these in Sunny South Africa, this would be the one for me.
Look at the banner made out of vintage patterns. I love it!
Closed plastic containers:
Now, this one is for me. Not the one that looks the best but at least I can see what is inside and don’t have to chase dust bunnies as I go.
And something I stumbled upon that I think is a GREAT idea:
Why not tag your fabric? Name and yardage. I can’t tell you how many times I had to roll down an entire roll to re-measure and when I have to re-order ……………… well, I don’t because if you buy the minimum, you don’t get the print on the side with the name, repeat and color. Mark my words, in future I’ll write it down when I buy!! (and I’ll tag my fabric)
I hope you have enjoyed my extended tour around blogland to see what is out there for storing fabric. If you have a system that works for you or an excellent one you found online PLEASE send me a comment – I would love to look or hear from you.
That’s it from me. Have a great day and see u again soon.