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Posted on: 3/19/11 7:25 PM
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My existing sewing box was starting to get rather full. Although it's a lovely box sewing boxes aren't cheap. So instead of paying the same amount for a new one, I bought a pretty (but much cheaper) jewelry box. It has a movable tray (handy for threads) and even space for pins (where the rings would go).

Apart from the price it is very pretty too.

I was getting fed up of staring at the left over fabric scraps I had put in to plastic carrier bags. I know many people store them in boxes but I have a lot of storage already in my bedroom. So I bought a small (extendable) shoe rack (3 layers) and rolled up all my fabric and put them in between the bars. Again, cheap and also it is tucked away discretely behind my door so you hardly even notice it when you come in the room. Plus I will have a daily reminder that I must find some use for them and not just forget them in the attic!

I have looked with envy at other people's sewing rooms, but alas do not have the space to do this myself.

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SandiMacD said...
I am the same. I like to see and be reminded of the fabrics I have so I will use them before going out to buy more. I like your shoe rack idea. Thanks.
3/22/11 2:45 AM
Natures Retreat said...
That's a great idea on the jewelry box. I had my fabric in a Rubbermaid bucket, it is now all on hangers in a closet being shared, I was amazed at how little fabric i had after getting rid of two large rectangle buckets' which will now be turned into storage ottoman
3/22/11 7:57 PM
 
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