Back to basics tip #22: I have been working on a few sewing projects. Yup. That means more sewing tutorials coming your way! Anyway, I have been collecting fabrics. Gorgeous fabrics. So I thought I would give you a tip as to how to organize your fabrics.
Here’s what I do with my fabrics. I gather a bunch of them and wash them with like colors in the washer. Then dry them to prevent shrinking after I use them to sew my projects. If you don’t prewash your fabrics, it will affect whatever it is you are sewing. Only exception to this is specialty fabrics and home decor fabrics. Most of those will be dry clean only.
After washing and drying, the cut edges will look like the picture above, tangled in frays. So I go through, cut off the frays and fold them. Finally, I organize them by colors in clear plastic bins. Once a certain color bin gets full, I know I have to use up some of this fabric before I can purchase more. No matter how cute the fabric maybe. I also have a bin for the scraps.
The bin systems works well for me because the fabric won’t get dusty or dirty in the bins. It also limits the amount of fabric I can collect since I don’t have a craft room. I have a craft closet.
» Tell me… How do you organize your fabric? Do you organize them by fabric type? Do you have a dresser or closet where you keep your fabric?