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Tips & Techniques > Sewing Organization: A To Buy Box

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Posted on: 1/22/06 8:08 PM
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So many times I stand before the thread and notion wall during the 50% off sales and wonder what should I buy. I decided to create a to buy box. All my empty needle containers, thread spools, bits of elastic, empty notion containers go in the to buy box. That way the next time I go to the 50% off sale or see some great coop buy, I'll know just what I am missing.

For elastic and interfacing, I put in some scraps to remind me that a) I am getting low and b) what kind I am getting low on.

The needle containers and empty spool threads tell me what I am using the most of so I can stay stocked up.

I also foresee putting little notes in there to remind me of larger tools that I would like in the future such as a thread cone stand. Etc.

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moppet said... (1/28/06 12:55 PM) Reply
A terrific idea, if only I was this organzed! I'd forget to review or take the box with me unless I was going specifically to buy such items
Ahuva said... (1/26/06 6:05 PM) Reply
Great idea.
appleC said... (1/26/06 9:48 AM) Reply
Good idea on leaving a thread on the spool. I might also want to throw in some fabric swatches of future project so I can find the right color of thread to match with.
Tov said... (1/25/06 1:49 AM) Reply
Oh, this is good. Thanks for sharing the idea.
inkyannie said... (1/25/06 1:15 AM) Reply
Good idea. Thanks
Gigi Louis said... (1/23/06 10:00 PM) Reply
I do something similar. No box, just basically keeping it all in one place until I can make out a list. I'm glad to see you leave a little thread on the spool. It's no fun standing in front of the Metrosene rack with a long list of numbers having no clue which color family to look at. :-O
sewbit said... (1/23/06 8:53 PM) Reply
What a great idea!!!!! I,m surely going to try this one.
Karla Kizer said... (1/23/06 6:47 AM) Reply
Great idea. I hate standing at the notions wall thinking "I've got to buy SOMETHING: it's on SALE"
10Ksteps said... (1/22/06 11:46 PM) Reply
Good idea; I am always looking for ways to get more organized and this is definitely a good idea that I can apply myself. Thanks.
Cloud9 said... (1/22/06 8:42 PM) Reply
Hi SewLily, What a terrific idea. I am a visual person so I can relate to this tip. Thank you so much.
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