Scrap Storage...

Sunday, 29 December 2013

Does anyone else feel like they are drowning in fabric? I know a lot of you will feel my pain! I seem to be constantly sewing, and the stash only seems to be getting bigger, and gaining momentum. Getting the fabric for my Minerva makes probably isn't helping matters, lol!

I'm sitting here trying to reorganise some of my sewing stuff... ( and of course trying to assimilate Christmas presents into my already full flat!). There's a decent amount to fit in, but I'm so happy I put a budget on Christmas this year! Although my sale shopping didn't do my any favours. Whoops.

In the spirit of stuffing things in spaces, I'm trying to change how I store my fabric scaps. Up until now they have been stuffed into a bag (although recently I have been sorting through all the scraps to see which bits are big enough to be useful before I store them). I have thought about giving them away, but as I'm thinking of starting some quilt blocks, I'm hesitant to. 

This evening I started putting them into empty washing tablet boxes. I kind of love how much I can stuff in, the fact I can see through to see which scraps are where, and if you keep all the right scraps together, it looks really cool! Kind of like soil levels! And you can really stuff them, as the clips are quite strong - seen as they are supposed to be child resistant and all that. although i popped a it of tape on the edges of one as it was straining!

I wish I got through washing tablets faster now! I had been using them for notions too, zips and threads and all those sorts of things before this. And I split the next box by accident, grrr. 

Well I'll leave you with my soil level scraps :) let me know if you guys have any other ideas!


  1. cute idea! I'll have to try it out. I love how you can see through them. :-)

  2. That's a brilliant idea! I put one of these boxes in the recycling box this morning, and now I am unashamedly going to go bin hoking to get it out again! Lynne

  3. Good idea to use washing tablet boxes! I have masses of scraps - at the moment they're sorted into vague colour groups in different bags but I've been meaning to get some clear boxes to keep them in for a while. Maybe I'll just have to do lots and lots of washing to get the boxes instead!

  4. A Stitching Odyssey29 December 2013 at 23:04

    Yep, I feel your stash has been out of control for a while now! I love this idea by the way, what great use of those empty tubs!!!

  5. I recently cleaned up my scrap stash too. I put them all in separate gallon size ziplock bag and then put them in 2 big under the bed storage boxes. I like that I can slide the storage box out and then rummage thought the scraps without having to unfold. They all stay nice and neat as I rummage for the perfect scrap!

  6. Great idea! I've really got to get my stash under control and can see me spending some time in January sorting it out. Scraps are the biggest problem for me but I'm now able to donate the smaller ones to a friend. She is a teacher and wants them for collages.


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