Mess and clutter is manifestation of failure and stagnation. It keeps us distracted and we tend to waste our precious time in searching the tools, threads, fabrics and much more due to this derangement.
It is not about sewing room but for any room which is organized and arranged properly, it eventually eliminates half of the problems which are not even part of our work. The best way to get rid of such uninvited disturbances is stay organized now and forever.
All of you who are crazy for sewing must be looking for hacks and simplest ways to make your tailoring room organized and systematized. It is always recommended if you can maintain your things all by yourself.
The more years you have spent in sewing, the more stuff you own. If we have kept the things in a proper outline then we don’t have to struggle for things which are immediately required like scissors, fabrics, needles etc.
There are ample of ideas to prepare your room in tip top shape. We will learn about the things, patterns etc which will be needed to arrange the accessories, tools and fabrics in place.
Let’s go on a tour of the ways through which you can decorate and keep your favourite room mess free.
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Things Needed to Keep The Clutter Arranged
Deep down we all want the accessories should be placed in a manner that next time you sit you get all the tools and adornments handy and right in place where it belongs. Ultimately, the tips are not only to arrange your room but to get rid of frustration and unnecessary stress.
A place to keep your sewing machine, space to cut the long flowy fabrics and area to measure the lengths of the material. It might seem like a basic requirement but trust me it is one of the must have things.
Select a sewing table according to your space and machine that has enough workspace plus drawers or compartments for storage. A comfortable space where you can sit for hours at an optimum height and leg space.
Rather than keep an extra accessory with you, you may paste a measuring tape along the lengths of the table. If your table has space you can cut, measure and trim fabrics on it.
Health is the first challenge when you work for long hours. To save yourself from fatigue and extra bills, you need a good sewing chair with following factors:
- Cushion padded to maintain your posture and take care of your body curves while you are engrossed in work.
- Pneumatic seat height arrangement to lift your chair up to the desirable seat.
- Comfortable Backrest to maintain a decent distance to backache problems
- Casters for easy movement and fluid mobility. It helps in easy coordination with other team members.
- Armless chair gives more freedom for hand movements. It is a personal choice but generally it is recommended to opt for an armless chair for sewing tasks.
Supplies and Storage
Sewing is not just a hobby or profession, it is a complete industry in itself. You need proper space for set up, cabinets, almirahs, drawers, jars, drawers and separate shelves to avoid mixing of various button types too.
You can follow DIY steps and make a cardboard shelves or wall hangings, baskets, peg boards etc. The handy baskets can hold seam rippers, threads, measuring tapes, buttons, bobbins etc for you.
Also, you may cover one side of toilet roll to make a holder out of it and you will have a beautiful holder with you. All these are inexpensive and I have segregated all my stuff from DIY ideas and they manage all the things for you.
Scraps and Fabric Cuttings
An intelligent seamstress never throws the extra fabric, laces, motifs. We keep them safe for years and suddenly one day we use them. These are mostly used in emergencies, when your dress, quilts, cushion etc tears up or gets burnt.
Therefore, you can keep 2-3 shelves for such things. Never keep them randomly, it is always good if you arrange them according to length or colors or some pattern which ever is suitable. Save all the fabric scraps safe for your upcoming projects.
Plan Your Sewing Room Layout
When a room is untidy, you don’t remember what all the important stuff is hiding under those heaps. A clean room is itself a self motivational space to start your day. To make it perfect to carry out all your sewing and tailoring assignments, designate the places.
Firstly, prioritize the projects, related fabrics, designs and patterns. Dedicate workable zones for various tools and accessories. Make a special corner to display your completed projects, it keeps you encouraged.
From my experience I would suggest you to maintain documents and maintain files to keep track of your previous projects. When you start a project put everything closeby and make sure to keep them back after wrapping up your progress for the day.
Coming to the layout, place the shelves or cabinets along one wall. Next you can keep your sewing table over which you may place your current fabric with other supporting tools and patterns.
Along the other wall, you may put a desk for cutting the lengths and trimming the unwanted threads after completing of every project. This is a conventional layout which majority of the sewists follow. You can use your creativity and decorate the room with your ideas.
All the accessories needed for the complete sewing room setup depends on an individual. The ultimate idea is to keep your room organized and in such a position which is easy to manage.
A Few DIY Ideas For an Easy Access
Sometimes it becomes a compulsion to get the things such as cabinets, storage boxes and any other things from the market only. But a little sensibility and resourcefulness can cut out the unnecessary bills.
I have noted down a few examples of inexpensive storage ideas from my sewing room. I love using the waste material and scarcely suggest anybody to throw away empty cans, unused cartons, waste cardboard, canisters, toilet rolls, broken magnets and what not.
Let’s start another chapter of exciting and creative tips and tricks.
- Binder Clips: It is the best way to keep wires, threads, elastics etc from tangling. I call them straight curves. You will thank me later for this. Put 4-5 binders side by side and pass the thread with needle, wires etc through the loop.
- Pill Trays: Never throw your granny’s pill trays ever. It is my favorite storage box. From buttons to pills. Arrange anything you want in the perfect arrangement. The ready made compartments, take it as a gift from your ancestors.
- Jars or Containers: The things which are difficult to locate are generally buttons, needles, threads etc. the rule is when you need them you will never find them in place. Better to keep them handy in your nutella, peanut butter or jam jars.
- Toilet Paper Roll: Close one side of the cylindrical paper roll and ta-da.. A holder to keep stationary, thread spools, markers, pens and much more. You can cover it with decorative wrapping paper and give the waste a colorful look.
- Juice Straws: Paste the straws at nominal distance on a cardboard, make sure the bend is upright. Put the bobbins and this will be the last day when you lost or misplaced your bobbin. This hack will never let you suffer because of a misplaced bobbin.
Now, your job is to grow through the tips and tricks one by one and do the practical right away. None of the DIY example is difficult plus you will enjoy every bit of the article. “Stay organized, add charm to your sewing workplace.”