Sunday, September 5, 2010

Creative & Thrifty Organization Ideas for My Sewing Space

I have been working on re-arranging my sewing room and organizing everything for easy access. I wanted to share some of some thrifty and creative organization solutions I have found useful. When my room is finally in order, I will post pictures of the entire room.

I made these "pin pillows" from my scrap bucket. I wanted more than one so I can have one at the sewing table and one at my cutting table. Pin Pillow Cost: Free

My favorite Brighton tin holds my quilting pins. Tin Cost: Free
Originally a utensil holder, this basket I found at a resale store holds everything I need at my cutting table in one place. Cost: About $1 
I found my counter height cutting table on Craigslist for $20 and got the large mat on top at JoAnn's on sale for 50% off. The little black table holds the fabric and supplies I am using without taking up much room. It was less than $5 at a warehouse sale. The IKEA shelf above the cutting table will hold sewing books (and the computer router, hence the cords.). It was free in the free section of Craigslist. It was even brand new! The other items on the wall are just hung with nails. 
I also found this at a resale store, although I have seen them at Ross cheap too. I believe this hanger is for belts or ties. The right side opens so that spools of ribbon can easily be loaded. I haven't loaded all of mine, but you get the idea. You can even cut the ribbon from the hanger without taking off the entire spool. Cost: 3 for $1.99.

I found this jewelry holder at a resale store and knew it would be a great thread holder to replace the expensive acrylic one my daughter broke. It is actually double sided. I hung it beside my sewing machine for easy access. I love that I can keep my thread, and the bobbins with the same thread color loaded, where I can easily access them. They also don't unravel easily in here. Cost: $1.99.

I would love to see your unique organization ideas as well!



  1. Oh my goodness, Courtney, those are some awesome ideas, and you sure can't beat the cost! You've really given me some inspiration! :o)



  2. Such great ideas! Glad I found your blog-I'm now a follower!

  3. The Brighton box wasn't free! What did you have to buy to get it? J/K I Love You! B

  4. My wonderful husband bought me the Brighton jewelry, so it was free to me. :)

  5. Those are all such great ideas! I can't wait to see the whole room!

  6. Hey! Thanks for the tips. I was not aware there was a free section on CL!!! Wow! Good job organizing!!