Haus Dashwood Making

Tidying up the Sewing Room

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So the sewing/hobby room is the last room in our house that really needs tackling. Over a year since we moved in, so this one is now becoming a priority. It’s pretty much unusable at the moment because of all the crap everywhere.

These wide, three tier drawers were £20 in Wilkinsons, so I’ve now got one to organise fabric and sewing notions. The top draw is going to have all my quilting fabric in, which is currently living at my Dads. Must go and retrieve that sometime soon.

The second draw has dressmaking and general sewing tools in.

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These green baskets are also from Wilkinsons. £2 for three. Perfect width for patterns. (I have a bit of a pattern habit. I like looking at them to see how they made certain parts of a garment.)

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The Ikea trolly that we brought a while ago is still doing good service. It had some different trays in the top that didn’t really fit, but the Wilkinsons trays fit perfectly in here. Now that I’ve emptied some of it out into the drawer unit, this is going to get more of the trays.

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So I find it really handy to separate projects into their own trays and boxes. And I tend to keep a box of random tools in the top of this trolley too so that they’re easy to find whatever I’m working on.

The ‘paper’ looking white bag is also from Ikea, but I don’t think they make them anymore. They were a set of really cute bags that came in all sizes from small to GIANT and I use them to store individual projects in. It means I can keep all the fabric, pattern, and specific notions together for a single project nice and easily.