Getting My Thread Stash Organized
I have been in my current sewing room since about March of this year. I love my room, but after 2 recent moves, I am still “adjusting the fit” of it.
Last week end I picked up the other 2 Ikea drawer units that I have been wanting. They replaced the file cabinets that were the base for my serger and sewing machine table.
Now that I have these additional drawers near my work space, I can arrange things so they are closer to where I use them.
-My serger thread is now in a drawer under the serger.
-The sewing thread is in a drawer under the sewing machine.
-I have 3 drawers with embroidery thread under my embroidery machine.
I used to keep the smaller spools of embroidery threads and the sewing thread in lidded plastic drawers in a plastic rolling cart.
The problem with this was that I had to pull each drawer out, open the lid, and see if what I wanted was in that drawer. The new drawers make selecting thread colors much easier.
I do still have the wall storage behind the door for the larger spools of embroidery thread and other miscellaneous threads.
The only problem I could see with the new drawers was how to keep the thread standing and organized. I had a box that was a good size for cutting strips to put into the drawers as organizers.
I started with a piece of cardboard from a box, a box cutter and my 6×24″ cutting ruler.
Strips cut 1.5″ wide for the embroidery thread drawers.
The strips keep the rows from blending into each other and help to prevent the spools from tipping over.
I also cut strips 3.5″ for the serger thread drawer.
I re-used the strips from the lidded drawers for the sewing thread drawer.
I am also organizing my pattern stash and my embroidery designs.
Having things organized and convenient makes it SO MUCH more fun to spend time in the sewing room!