So, the hardest thing about getting my sewing room organized is that my old basement sewing area was and continues to be in total and complete disarray. The great thing about this process is I’m finally seeing just what and how much I have. For instance:
I have seven automatic buttonholers.
I am not really sure how this happened…. I think a combination of factors have led to this. Mostly, I had two already, some came with machines as I purchased them, and I have no inventory control. I honestly didn’t know I had this many. I thought I had, like three. Maybe four. Maybe I’m a hoarder? No, I’m not. Peter seems to have the same ‘problem’. How psyched am I that I can still put my hands on the eyelet template (umm, have never used it)?
Next? Still folding fabric. Remember, my original idea was fabric would go in all the drawers. But, I have too much for all that. But, I am trying out my harder to fold fabric there. Liz got the idea to put these knits away using archival foam core (thanks for the suggestion!). Here are some poly and silk jersey knits. I just want to run my fingers over these!!
For now, I’ve also just dumped all my silks and slippery lining fabrics in the drawers.
Liz, more patient than I, also started sorting out my lace trims in bins. These are on the comic book magazine boards. Fits perfectly!
These bins are now on the shelf. And, I need to track down one more.
So, still sorting through my 20 years of sewing ‘stuff’. Slow going, but truly, worth it.
Remember that scene in Sex and the City when Carrie said she really was the Old Lady Who Lived in Her Shoe? I’m the Old Lady Who Lived in Her Sewing Room. Just 30 more years until retirement :-)