Monday, March 17, 2014

Organizing Your Fabric Stash Inexpensively

Organizing Your Fabric Stash

I really LOVE fabric.  It is an addiction.  I have done pretty well so far in life and I don't have a ridiculous amount.  Mostly because I really do try to find a use for everything I buy.  But sometimes, you just have to buy a cute print!!  So I needed a great way to display and organize my fabric so I knew what I had.  So comes in my Christmas boxes!!

Organizing Your Fabric Stash
My kids got some fun things for Christmas this year and we buy tons of diapers and wipes.  So I thought, why not use what I have.

Organizing Your Fabric Stash
First, you'll need a long and fairly wide box.  I used the above box from my daughter's birthday gift.  I cut it on one side at a diagonal as you can see.  This will be my fabric holder.

Organizing Your Fabric Stash
Next, I cut cardboard strips about 3 inches wide and 10 inches tall.  They could be thicker or thinner, I wasn't trying to be real accurate.  Then I carefully folded my fabric around the strips.

Organizing Your Fabric Stash

I placed the fabric in my diagonally cut box and voila!  A very cheap and easy way to store and display my fabrics.


Organizing Your Fabric Stash
I have a shelf to display them, so I decided to do some "stadium seating" for my fabric.  I used some #10 cans to put the top layer up and then placed the bottom directly in front of that.

Organizing Your Fabric Stash

Now I can see all my fabric and it is organized!

I'd love to know how you organize your fabrics and crafts!!

19 comments:

  1. Can you come over or do I have to do my own stash? ;-) Yours looks GREAT! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

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    1. Marci, I only organize for others with payment of free fabric!! :)

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  2. I really need to stop putting off my fabric organization. It's so hard because every time I start to organize a see a fabric that would be perfect for a project and then I get distracted and start sewing.

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    1. Jennifer, I totally know what you mean! But if I can't see it I don't sew as much. So getting it organized has helped me sew more! :)

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  3. This could not have come at a better time. I'm getting ready to reorganize my sewing closet and your idea will definitely come in handy. The mountain of fabric can become overwhelming quite quickly. Thank you! Elle @ Erratic Project Junkie

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    1. Elle, so glad to help! Hope your mountain of fabric becomes a beautiful display!!

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  4. That's a really good idea. I have all kinds of boxes too (two kids in diapers) and TONS of fabric spilling out of bins...I would love to be able to SEE it! Thank you!

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    1. I'm with you! We have so many diaper boxes it drives my husband crazy! It will be nice to see all the fabric you have!

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  5. That's a great idea! I have tons of boxes with two kids in diapers and was just thinking about ordering more comic book boards - maybe I'll do this instead :)
    Amy

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    1. Amy, I thought about ordering comic book boards but thought, why spend the money! Especially with all the boxes in my garage. Have fun organizing!

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  6. This looks like a great way to organize. I am currently using big paper boxes that my husband brings home. I think my stash is breeding without permission.

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    1. I believe fabric must breed when we aren't there!

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  7. I agree that diaper boxes are great for storage--I use them for everything!
    My fabric is currently over flowing out of several cupboards, drawers, shelves, and boxes. It makes me feel better to know I'm not the only one with a fabric addiction.

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    1. Kelly, I admire those with loads of fabric! Don't worry I'll get there one day!

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  8. Great idea!! Mine is all in big lumps on cheapo wire shelves. I love that you're working with what you have around - eco-friendly and free :)

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  9. Really cute idea. Much like babies outgrow diapers I think my stash has outgrown cute functionality. I have 4 large bins in the closet and 8 cubbies on a bookshelf.

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  10. Great idea. I use open shelving, and an IKEA unit with drawers that my husband bought for me. Works pretty well, but the biggest problem I have is the SIZE of my stash. ;-)

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