|I often don't realize I've become covered in thread and fraying fabric until I'm out of the sewing room, and then need to pick it off before it spreads throughout the rest of the house. One day when I was cooking and wearing an apron, I went into the sewing room without taking it off and realized that the apron was catching all the thread and bits of fabric instead of my clothes. Aha! I have aprons for cooking and cleaning, why not for sewing? Tipnut.com has a great selection of free vintage patterns and even mentions making one for the sewing room (back when this was common in most households). You can customize with trim and pockets to hold all your little things, pin things to it, etc. and then take it off before you leave the room. The apron may be covered with thread, but your clothes won't.