My sewing machine cabinet has this little side cubby that really intrigues me.
It opens up from the front with hinges in the back and it has this handy little mirror. Handy for what, I’m not sure yet. It’s not big enough for me to stand back and see myself full length. And I don’t often check my makeup while I’m sewing… But I’m sure it will come in handy sometime.
Anywho… this is only about a tenth of my sewing thread, needles, and other notions. These are only the absolutely necessary items that I must keep right next to my sewing machine so I don’t have to stand up to go get them :). My favorite colors of thread (w/matching bobbins), most-used sewing machine feet, and lots of needles, etc. Until today it has just been one pile of stuff. Good thing the lid closes.
So I decided to try Noodlehead’s adorable fabric tray tutorial and see what kind of little organizers I could make. The link to the tutorial is above and on our ‘Home Love’ page in the site archives.
So much fun! I made four of the smallest size trays using scraps of fabric and interfacing that I had lying around.
I had some single sided fusible Peltex (that’s the really stiff stuff) and it worked really well to make give the bottom of the trays shape and stability. I used some single sided fusible fleece (Pellon, I think) for the outer layer of fabric and it worked great too.
Super quick, super cheap, and now I’m organized! At least for a little while. This makes me feel more ready for my sewing marathon that will start the Monday after Thanksgiving. Do you do a sewing marathon every year? When does it start? 🙂
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