Room setup and organization is an important concept when trying to create the right sewing workspace. Determining the proper layout for sewing cabinets, cutting tables, and other work surfaces is usually the first consideration, although it should not be the only one.
Besides finding the right places to position Arrow cabinets like the Arrow 98900 Auntie Oakley sewing cabinet and other sewing room furniture, there must be a focus on organizing the many smaller items found in a sewing room.
Consider the ideas referenced below to create the most organized workspace and keep these items contained, convenient, and ready to use.
Sewing Tools and Accessories
Active sewists collect a lot of supplies, between parts for machines and the countless number of sewing accessories that are available. It is essential to keep them all well-organized so they are easy to locate when needed. While it is always a good idea to organize machine parts, tools, and attachments in bins and boxes stored inside cabinets like the Arrow 98900 Auntie Oakley sewing cabinet, there are plenty of other items that need organizing as well.
Use storage totes and caddies to keep scissors, rotary cutters, and other cutting and measuring tools handy at the cutting station. Hang rulers and larger items on pegboard hung on a nearby wall. Contain and organize small supplies like pins, seam rippers, hand sewing needles, and other notions in clear compartment boxes, glass jars, or other transparent containers that can be stacked neatly on a shelf above sewing cabinets and make good use of wall space.
A magnetic knife rack on the wall can also work well to organize lightweight metal tools. There are also many uses in sewing rooms for hardware organizers with multiple slide-out drawers. A magnet added to the bottom of small storage containers allows them to be stuck up on a knife rack as well.
Fabric and Thread
The main concept in organizing fabric and thread is to keep it clean, tidy, and visible. Although it is best to store extra thread in opaque out-of-the-way containers, thread spools currently in use can easily and attractively be organized on pegboards hung on the wall close to Arrow cabinets or sewing tables. Bobbins and smaller cards of thread can be organized in bins, baskets, and hardware organizers to keep them clean and organized by thread and spool type in some fashion.
Fabric can be stored in clear storage totes stacked on shelves, in baskets, or directly on the shelves. Organize according to patterns and solids, fabric type, fabric use, or by color. Attach a card that provides important information like fabric content, yardage, and any other important details.
There are many ways to store and organize patterns as they do not need to always be visible. Put pattern pieces back in the original envelopes and place envelopes in baskets, storage bins, boxes, or other containers. Some sewing cabinets have space to store these containers, which will help keep patterns protected and out of the way.
Pin or clip patterns to bulletin boards or or organize them into file folders inside a file drawer. Above all else, be sure to keep patterns safely tucked into envelopes that are in good condition. This will help to ensure that no parts are lost or damaged.
By using the above methods and other simple ideas, anyone can create a good-looking workspace by organizing their sewing supplies, notions, and accessories to be easily located. Be sure to get the most efficient use from sewing cabinets like the Arrow 98900 Auntie Oakley sewing cabinet by using included storage space. Arrow cabinets along with other storage furnishings and organization methods help ensure that everything will be where it needs to be when it is needed the most!