So today I’m going to share with you the first major *reveal* of my office/craft room: our fabric storage solution!
Here’s how I used to store my fabric. Stuffed in a drawer. Um yeah. Not so much. I pretty much had to pull it ALL out just to find one fabric. And, since I couldn’t actually see the fabrics, I was starting to buy multiples of certain fabrics. We won’t even talk about how many yards of purple linen I have. Clearly, I needed a solution that would keep my fabric organized AND visible.
Of course I turned to Pinterest. I often wonder what I did before Pinterest. You know … last year. 🙂
I learned quickly that there’s really not a lot of talk about fabric storage out there. And, I think there should be. It’s TOUGH. The two images above are gorgeous, and along the lines of what I needed, but not EXACTLY what I was looking for. So using them as inspiration I got a little creative. And, came up with this:
Fabric *storage* + art wall! I love it. Besides being lovely to look at, all my fabric is visible and easy to access.
How did I do it? We had a set of IKEA’s DEKA curtain clips on hand and a HUGE blank wall, which was my starting point. We (in our home *we*= jenn giving directions + handy husband chris making it happen) hung the curtain clips in a *s* shape on both sides of the bulletin board.
Once up, I went through ALL my fabric. It was not pretty.
After paring down the fabric, I took small samples of each, and hung them on the clips, mostly by color. The result? Fabric storage + pretty awesome art wall.
The one thing I would add to this project is labels. I can’t tell from the wall samples how many yards I have still stored in the drawer. So, my plan is to create some sort of sticky label that contains yardage and manufacturer information.
I do love that the clips make it easy to grab a sample to compare to others.
Or pull a bunch of fabrics off the wall to compare. And then easily put back when you’re done :).
View from my sewing spot. Pretty + inspirational.
So, let’s talk fabric storage. How do you guys store your fabric? I would love to hear!