I’ve moved some previously featured projects to this page as well as added a few new goodies. Many of these ideas for organizing craft & sewing supplies (and the rooms that contain them) are quite clever and make the most of the space available. Get ready to drool, the example sewing rooms (or craft studios) I’ve included for inspiration are very beautiful and well done! Bonus: Many are inexpensive or easy enough to put together.
Craft Room Tour: Lovely room with everything tucked neatly in place.
Sewing Room: I like the cube shelving unit and bought one for my home office, you would be surprised how much it can hold!
Sewing Room Closet: Is a closet all you have for storing supplies? Here’s an example of what you can do with the space.
Small Quilting Studio: Offers some nice suggestions for making the most of a small room, I like the wicker chest of drawers idea, they pull out easily so you can pick through your fabric.
If you’re lucky enough to be in the planning process of creating a new craft or sewing room, check out this wish list: Sewing/Work Room FAQ.
Have the workstation of your dreams without the big price tag by making your own…here are a few ideas to get you started. I’ve moved all previous features for craft tables and sewing desks to this page for one handy project sheet (with a couple new goodies added).
Ikea Cabinet Makeover: This clever project is made with Ikea cabinets and topped with glass.
Studio Table Redo: The project uses modge podge and wrapping paper to finish the top table surface then fabric is stapled around the table underneath.
Craft Work Station: Simple project that reuses an old laminated desktop secured to two wood pedestals and uses fabric baskets for storage.
No money in the budget for a sewing table? See Creative Little Daisy – Evolution, she uses plastic stacking storage drawers and a piece of shelving board on top.
To help keep your fabric stash organized, see these great tips:
- Happy Zombie’s Fabric Folding Technique and Creative Organizer’s Video Demonstration for fabric folding.
- Make your own bolt cores to keep fabric pieces neat, see how to make them with foam core board here.
- Fabric Organization Challenge, page is loaded with ideas and products to use.
- Wall Fabric Rack: Hang pieces of fabric on wooden dowel rods that are attached to a wall with screw hooks. Also has a felt board tutorial.
- Paper Wrapped Core Boards: Wrap fabric around repurposed squares of cardboard that have first been wrapped with paper.
Projects & Ideas
- DIY Craft & Tool Station: Who would have thought you could repurpose an old crib rail into a hanging wall craft organizer! Attach a couple wooden dowels to hold spools of ribbon and a roll of paper, add decorative hooks to hang supplies and voila! a very efficient (and charming) craft tools and supplies organizer.
- Make Your Own Thread Rack: Nice job! You’ll be able to keep your threads organized neatly in one place with this rack and see at a glance what you have on hand for thread (very convenient when you’re looking for that certain color). Made with pegboard and a few dowel rods.
- Wrapping Paper & Ribbon Organizer: Clever wrapping paper center and it really doesn’t need a lot of room, sneak it behind a door and it works out just fine. Lots of pictures and instructions provided, supplies needed for this project aren’t too extreme and you can whip this up in a weekend (and use it for a lifetime).
- Upcycled Craft Storage: Here is a great way to upcycle any old bookshelf hanging around (or you can find one in a thrift store for super cheap). By adding tilting bins you can keep stuff tidy and out of site, but still have quick access to all your supplies. A couple of dowels helps to keep all those pretty ribbon organized while still showcasing your collection.
- Thread Organization, shares various products and ideas you can use to keep those spools tidy.
- Needles and Stabilizers
- Pattern Stash
- Coffee Can Cubbies: Screw empty cans of coffee into the wall (covered with paper first so they look nicer) and then use them to hold your yarn stash. The nice thing about this is that you can see at a glance what color of yarn is where.
- Thread Organizer/Caddy: Neat DIY! Made with used ball-point pens, pieces of hardwood and wood glue.
- $5 Ribbon Organizer: Easy peasy and you can see what ribbons you have at a glance. Made with a slotted tupperware bin and wooden dowel rod.
- Organizers & Storage Gear For The Home: Here’s a nice collection of free patterns and tutorials for making organizers and storage solutions for the home, many would work well in the craft room.
- 34+ Gadgets & Goodies To Make For Crafters: Another bunch of goodies to browse through.
- Sweet Twine Keeper: Here’s a clever idea, use a sugar dispenser to keep your craft twine handy.
- Vintage-Tin Crafts Supplies Organizer: Learn how to make a tiered organizer using large round tins, great for holding crafty bits.
- Peg Board Craft Space: Not a step-by-step tutorial, but there are enough pictures and details to work that out.
- Ribbon Jars: Ribbon is wrapped around wooden clothespins then held in place with a glass head pin. Store in glass jars so you can see at a glance what you have on hand.
- Pillared Jar Storage: Ideal for holding buttons and other small notions, these decorative containers are made with glass jars, old candlesticks, spray paint and a hot glue gun.
- Magnetic Catch-all: A magnetic knife strip is covered with fabric (using spray adhesive) then mounted on a wall, will hold scissors, thimbles and other metal notions.