Conquer Craft Room Chaos! 35 FREE Sewing Patterns to Organize Your Stash

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Ever feel like you spend more time hunting for supplies than actually crafting? An organized space can seriously boost your sewing and crafting mood! Plus, making some pretty storage solutions yourself adds a fun twist to organizing, and who doesn’t love a touch of handmade charm in their craft corner? This way, getting organized becomes part of the creative process itself!

Here are 30 sewing projects to keep your sewing and craft supplies clean, neat, and organized. You’ll find easy baskets and pouches and structured fabric bins that are strong enough to hold everything in your cubbies and closets. There is a free sewing pattern or sewing tutorial for each one!

The Amazing A-Frame Organizer

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This free organizer caddy pattern opens and closes with magnetic snaps at the top. You will love the handles for easy carrying and pockets all around.

Easy Peasy 10’’ Baskets Made with 10’’ Fabric Squares


Sew an easy basket with 10” squares. This layer cake leftover sewing project uses pre-cut fabrics and is fast and easy to sew. Another wonderful thing about this basket is that it is also reversible. This sewing pattern is great for sewing newbies.

Cute Drawer Organizer Bins

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These are the cute fabric trays I used to organize one of the drawers next to my sewing machine. They are so fun and easy!

Project Pouch with a Vinyl Front

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This zippered bag with a vinyl front is perfect for organizing your hand-sewing work, unfinished quilt blocks, or embroidery projects to take on the go. My quilted handle technique is totally new – you won’t see it anywhere else! Don’t miss the free Project Pouch Pattern.

Mug Caddy

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I keep my mug caddy next to my small sewing machine to keep all of its extra feet and accessories handy. It’s also great for taking with me to classes and retreats!

Yarn Project Bag

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Sew up a roomy bag that’s perfect for carrying balls of yarn and your knitting or crochet projects, too! This half-barrel-shaped bag has an easy-to-install eyelet (or grommet) on top through which you can draw out the yarn.

Twice as Nice Zippered Pouch

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Pouches like this one are great for organizing. This zippered case has two compartments that hold more than you would think. The inside of the pockets is sewn with vinyl so you can easily see what’s inside. The Twice as Nice Organizer Pattern is free.

Easy Pegboard Organizing Basket Free Tutorial

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Find all kinds of materials easily by putting them in a basket. This organizing basket is an easy sewing pattern you can try with any fabric, not to mention that it’s fat quarter friendly, too! The best part is that this cute basket has a small loop at the back, so you can hang them on a pegboard if you want to.

Cord Wrap For Your Sewing Machine Cords

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With all the electric sewing tools I have in my sewing room, there are lots of cords too! This easy cord wrap sewing project will help you organize your cords!

Scrap Fabric Rope Bowl

We all want our craft areas to be beautiful as well as functional – it inspires us to be creative! Use up fabric scraps and inexpensive clothesline to make a beautiful fabric rope bowl! I love this for holding bobbins that I’m not ready to put away yet.

Big DIY Closet Organizer

Does your craft room have a closet? This closet organizer pattern has so many pockets and will help keep so many supplies organized and clean.

Easy DIY Scissors Keeper

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Keep your best scissors safe and protected with an easy scissors holder.

Easy Ribbon and Vinyl Zipper Pouch Tutorial

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Easily see your things even when it is inside an enclosed pouch with this ribbon and vinyl zipper pouch. This zipper pouch is super quick and easy to make and it makes the perfect gift to give. It may look intimidating to sew vinyl, but it’s not! Learn how to sew vinyl with this free sewing pattern.

Larger Pocket Pod Basket

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This fabric pod basket pattern will help you organize things in every room in the house! I love these storage pods in my sewing room for notions and tools. They make great craft containers and look adorable on a pegboard.

Choose to sew the pockets to the inside of the basket or the outside of the basket. OR, make two rows of pockets and put them on the inside and on the outside.

Mini Fold-Up Basket Pattern

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If big baskets are too bulky for your needs, why not try this mini basket sewing pattern? This mini basket is a fold-up basket that’s easy to sew. It’s reversible, too! How cool is that? With just a little fabric and some stabilizer, you’re good to go.

Miracle Caddy That Holds Everything

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The Miracle Caddy will be the miracle to your messy craft room. It is a multi-purpose organizer that also makes it easy to take all your supplies on the go. This free sewing pattern has different-sized dividers to keep your things better organized. This caddy has 10 pockets all the way around, which makes it good for teachers, too.

DIY Case for Crochet Hooks

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Don’t lose your crochet hooks. Keep them organized in this DIY case for crochet hooks. It features a vinyl shield to protect and keep them from falling out. This case has piping around the edges, which is easy to sew on and hides any mistakes. If you don’t crochet, it’s fine! This case can be used with pencils, paintbrushes, markers, and more.

DIY Hang-Up Organizer

This easy-to-make organizer has five pockets to help you keep all your things right where you need them and easy to find. There’s a large eyelet at the top so that you can hang it on a peg board, a metal hook, or anywhere else with a removable Command brand hook.

Colored Pencil or Paintbrush Roll from Pretty Burlap and Lace

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This colored pencil roll looks super pretty and sophisticated. Using regular old burlap, some muslin, lightweight cotton duck cloth, and with an added vintage lace and a button, you can sew your own case roll to keep your kid’s colored pencils. This tutorial is a fun sewing project that can also be made with regular quilting cotton.

Cute Quilted Desk Cups Sewing Pattern from Fabricmutt

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Making these cute quilted desk cups is a great way to practice sewing circles. If you have cute fabric scraps, now’s the time to use them. This free tutorial from Heidi Staples’s blog Fabricmutt is a must-see.

Hanging Organizer with Pockets for Your Car or Home

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Let this hanging organizer be your next sewing project. This free tutorial will make you sew each pocket separately first before sewing them all together in a column and make your organizer as long as you want. You can also use fabric, mesh, or vinyl for the front pockets if you want. You can also add a grommet panel to the top so you can hang it wherever you want.

Easy DIY Bookmark for Journaling

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Looking for the perfect gift for your favorite book-lover friend? Sew your friend a DIY journaling bookmark. This fast and easy project will help you always have a pen and pencil ready when you want to write or draw. It’s so easy and uses small scraps.

Fat Quarter Friendly DIY Fold-Up Basket Tutorial

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If you loved the mini foldable basket mentioned earlier, you will want to try making this medium-sized version using 2 fat quarters. This medium fold-up basket is easy to handle, fast to sew, and doesn’t waste any fabric. And yes, this basket is reversible, too. In this tutorial, see what kind of stabilizer and edge-finishing method works best for you.

Hangable Basket with Chalkboard Fabric Label

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Are you looking for another fat quarter-friendly sewing project? This hanging storage basket is what you should try! This free tutorial is super easy! Making this cute basket will only take 2 fast quarters – one for the exterior and one for the lining. Add a chalkboard fabric on the front, too, to put some labels to make your craft room more organized.

Purse Organizer Made Out of Felt

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Organize your craft supplies in a purse with this free sewing felt purse organizer pattern. It has two exterior pockets with pleats for more dimension and another additional two pockets on the side. Made with a double layer of felt, this organizer is durable and sturdy.

Free Boxy Pen Case Pattern

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With different fabrics, make this cute Zola pen case. It is a fun-to-make sewing project. When unzipped, you can see all your things. When zipped, the zipper snaps to the bottom of the case to make the handle.

DIY Sturdy Storage Totes

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Save space and keep annoying moths and bugs away from your stuff. Store your craft things in these DIY-sturdy storage totes. This free sewing pattern comes in two sizes. These totes are made from high-quality quilting cotton fabric, sturdy foam stabilizer, wide handbag zipper, and some gauge vinyl for windows.

Ironing Board Cover With Handy Pockets

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Yes, ironing can be part of making crafts. That’s why you need to make this ironing board cover so that you’ll be more organized. Having a clean board makes it more fun to press your fabric crafts. Sew a cover that fits rightly to your board with some additional handy pockets to keep your other pressing tools.

IKEA Cubby Baskets That You Can Sew

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Still got bigger things to store? Now, you’ll need these fabric storage baskets that fit perfectly on IKEA shelves and fold up when not in use. This 10”x10”x12” basket is sturdy and reversible. See how to make this with this free tutorial.

DIY Hanging Organizers for Craft Room or Kitchen

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Add useful decor to your craft room with these DIY hanging organizers. The half-circle baskets can hold all kinds of things, and to make them sturdy, you can use a canvas for the back of the organizer or add a stabilizer to hold whatever you put in there without sagging.

Pretty DIY Sewing Machine Cover

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Protect your sewing machine from damage so that you’ll be able to make more sewing crafts. This DIY sewing machine cover protects your sewing machine so that it will last longer. It has rounded sides and three pockets and can be sewn with pre-quilted fabric, quilt fabric, and foam stabilizer.

Bigger Sewing Machine Cover with Customizable Pockets

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You’ll need an even larger cover if you have a large sewing machine. Here’s a sewing machine cover pattern that’s customizable for size and the kind of pockets that you might want.

Divided Drawer Organizer

Sew a divided bin to help you keep your drawers and shelves organized! This free divided drawer organizer pattern includes step-by-step photos to help you make it in your favorite fabrics.

Adorable Square Organizing Trays

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A better way to organize drawers is to use these petit four baskets. With just a little bit of fabric and stabilizer, it is easy and fast to sew. Don’t worry about the baggy linings; you can totally ditch them. Just see how it is done in this free tutorial.

Fabric Storage Bins with a Fold Over Lid

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If you would rather have a fold over lid on your fabric storage bins than a zippered top, try this pattern. It also has a vinyl window to help you see what’s inside and is great for organizing closets.

Make a DIY Sewing and Cutting Table

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Of course, a craft studio wouldn’t be complete without a big, beautiful table. This DIY sewing and cutting table is made with storage cubbies underneath. You will love it!

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