So I was determined to get my life organised ...
and I am starting with a little corner in my garage and transforming it into my 'craft sanctuary'... (that sounds really flashy, right?)
I am tackling one space at a time and after transforming an old filing cabinet, an organised craft stand the next step was the box for sewing!
Now I say 'box'.... but really it is just a big mix of threads, zips, elastics, pins and needles and lots of buttons.
I had to organise this little mess into something where I can see what I wanted
and I could take it anywhere in the house.
..like in the laundry when I am ironing and needing to sew on a button...or it could be stored easily in my little craft corner.
...but I had to do it on the cheap!!
I am pleased to say that this little caddy of sewing tools cost me under $10.00!
Wow!... I know!
When I priced sewing boxes at the shops they were much more expensive and a lot smaller.
My trick to organising my sewing 'bits and pieces' were these
little suction storage baskets,
that go in your bathroom and attach onto tiles.
When I saw them at our local 'cheap/dollar' shop I thought they were perfect.
Thankfully they weren't in a plastic wrapped container, so I wandered over to the plastic container section and just tested to see if these little storage baskets (suckers) would stick on plastic....and they had to be easy to get off too.
They were perfect...they stuck and they were really easy to remove just by placing my fingernail under the suction.
Best part....they were only $1.00 each !!!
I got two and then checked the price of the big container that had a carry handle...mmmm the price ticket said $14.00...ouch!
.. but then I saw those lovely little red stickers that say 50 % off.... Oh, got to love those stickers!
So, at the cash register it came to $9.00!
Yes...I was happy. 🙂
When I got home, organising all my little pieces of left-over material was easy,
as I simply wrapped them around some cardboard and stacked them in the base of the container.
I did it this way, as I can see what material and colours I had
and they were really easy to get out and put back.
DIY - Pin Cushion from a Coffee Jar
Even though I love to do 'crafty' things,
I am ashamed to say I don't have a pin cushion. ( ...that sounds like a weird admission...right?)
So using an old coffee jar, (I cleaned the sticker off
with equal parts of bicarb of soda and oil...see this post here)
I collected all the buttons and popped them into the jar.
Then went ahead and made the top of the coffee jar into a pin cushion
See the photos below to see how...
.....cute isn't she!
Putting it all together....easy!!
Sewing Box Organised...really easy !!
- Added in the material,
- Attached on the little suctioned baskets and filled them with cotton, elastic and a tape measure,
- Glued on to the side, a clip to hold my quick un-picker,
- Added a hook to one of the baskets, so I could hang the material scissors,
and that was when I hit a hurdle...where do the bobbins go?
So back to the shop I went... don't you hate it when you need to go back!
... but the good news is there was this little tray for .75cents... now that would be perfect.
and of course it was...
it held the bobbins, jeans buttons, safety pins and on the lid of the box, I stuck the needles (so I wouldn't loose those pesky things)
And ...Ta Da !!!
The best way to organise all your sewing needs under $10.00 ($9.75)
And with it's lid on, it is great.. organised and easy to use!
And it is currently sitting in my craft corner (...actually it's my garage but lets call it my craft sanctuary 😉 where it looks sooooo good!!
Pin this to remind you how easy it is to get your sewing box organised!
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Darla from HeartWork Organizing
Lovely sewing box. It's great to have everything coralled, especially if, like me, you don't actually have a sewing room. Thanks for sharing and posting over at Crafty Allie's linkup.
Great idea!! I need a better solution for my sewing storage too! Thanks for sharing 🙂 found you at on display Thursday!
Lindi @ http://www.lovecreatecelebrate.com
I've always wanted a vintage sewing basket, but until I find one, this is a great idea! Thanks for linking up at Pin-Worthy Wednesday!
Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane
Now you can always find what you need for a quick repair. Pinned to the Pretty Preppy Board (and thanks for linking up!).
Man, you are super organized! All my sewing stuff is thrown in a box. It needs some serious help. Thanks for sharing at On Display Thursday!
-Leia @ Eat It & Say Yum