Friday, April 17, 2015

Easy Fabric Storage

As we have been remodeling our house over the past two years, my sewing room has undergone many facelifts.  I am currently waiting for the new laundry room to be put in so I can take the space from the old one and hopefully add it to my sewing room. We still need to check to see if the wall is load bearing. In the meantime, I want to share a super easy and super inexpensive method for storing fabric.

As you can see in this before photo my space was a complete mess!  Of course we were using this room as a staging room for all of our new flooring so there is that too, but look on the left side as that messy, piled up fabric!

Zoomed in to my fabric storage mess!

So here is what I came up with! I got these clips at Walmart and they were very inexpensive. The wire clips can be found in the area where the curtain rods are located, the white clips can be found in the laundry section, where you find cloths pins and irons, not the detergent section.

The wire clips can be opened up and slipped onto the plastic clip. 

Slide the wire clips onto a rod. I used a shower curtain rod. For added support we bought these things from the hardware store. I wish I knew what they were called. Normally they are used to support closet rods so I found them in the area of Home Depot that sells closet systems.

And you are ready to hang any smaller amounts of fabric you have.
Additionally, we went to Joann Fabric and at the cut desk I asked for all the cardboard bolts they have and they happily handed them all over to me for free!  I had to go back and get more two more times, lol.

And here is the result!  I cut some of the bolts into four pieces to create mini bolts and left a few at their normal size for the fabric which I had several yards of.

Another view of a (mostly) cleaned sewing room, complete with new flooring. YAY!