How-To: Sewing Notions on Display

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As our Make Space for Crafting series so clearly shows, a well-organized work space is inspirational and motivating, albeit perhaps tomorrow’s ambition. But for those times when your craft nook is tidy, it can be easy to forget what you’ve packed away so neatly in the drawers. Haylie B. Waring shares this wonderful DIY on how to display your sewing notions without creating a mess. Haylie writes:

Due to the lack of space in my studio, I am constantly forgetting what notions I have packed away in my organizer containers that I keep hidden in a storage closet, or up on my highest shelf. When you don’t know what is in those containers, it is hard to know where to begin, and I am often tempted to just go out and buy more supplies. This DIY project is the solution to that problem, and it seconds as art work on my work-space walls. I have used “swatches” of ribbons and buttons as an example, but this can also be done with beads, fabric and decorative papers to make it easy to keep track of your materials on hand. I have provided you with two 8×10 design templates to use for your own collection.
Other useful tips: If you don’t like the idea of wasting your precious notions on the swatches, you can always scan ribbons, papers, and fabrics. While the buttons can easily be removed and used for a project. Also, I like to tag each board with a number that will match up with the storage container where you keep your coordinating back-stock, so things are easily located.

You can find the project in it’s entirely, complete with step shots and templates, at Design Sponge.

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