Hi everyone! back with some more uses for everyday items in your sewing room. Since we’re all stuck inside, this is a good time to look over your sewing space and see where you can make improvement! I am also going to include a few things in this post for people who do not have a dedicated sewing space and have to store everything out of sight when they are done.
Remember the soap holder from last week’s post? Well, don’t toss those suction cups that don’t work when using it as a catch all on your sewing table. You can use it for when you are stitching in the car!
Simply stick the suction cups on the back of the soap dish to the car window and it’s a great place to stash your scissors, thread and other items so they are easy to reach.
No dedicated sewing space? Portable design wall! Buy some foam core board from the local craft store and cover it with batting, stapling it to the back. This design wall can be easily stored under a bed or in a closet.
You can even just pin the batting to the back if it’s batting you will want to eventually use for a quilt.
Another everyday item use that will help if you do not have a lot of space for your sewing. Hang your rulers and your larger pieces of fabric in the closet!
Use clip hangers for the rulers and regular hangers for the folded fabric.
Do you have one of these lying around the house gathering dust? Or did you find one at a garage sale and still don’t know what to do with it? I bought one of these cup holders at a garage sale and wasn’t sure how I was going to use it in the sewing room but knew I would……
It’s now a scissor and rotary cutter “tree” on my cutting table!
Finally, did you ever think you could use an orange peeler in your sewing room?
I’ve actually used one as a stiletto while I am piecing. The flat end helps hold my seams down, as I slowly feed my piece under my foot, so it doesn’t get jumbled up.
That’s all for now. Leave a comment below on the items I have showcased here or if you have some everyday items you use. The drawing entry is still going for my new pattern Twinkle Twinkle! Your comment is your entry.
The drawing will be next Monday, April 13th. **We have a winner! Congrats, Margaret Wertman!**