So, my sewing area is really my dining room. Why, you ask? Because we don't really use the dining room and there is no room anywhere else. I actually do have a sewing table but there is not really a great place for it so it is currently in the garage. The dining room gets so little use for dining that I took it over. But, my goodness, does it get full of clutter. It seems like the large table is just the perfect spot to dump things. You have to walk past it to get into the kitchen, so everyone dumps their clutter there. On top of that, I have a hard time keeping my sewing paraphenalia organized.
Today, I decided to do something about this mess. I am going to organize it. No wonder I don't sew more than once a week. It is a mess!
Here is what it looked like this morning:
Did I mention the dog sleeps in here, too?
So, what to do? Well, I started with just cleaning it up and organizing. I found an expanding file for patterns. I stacked the plastic tubs and organized the fabric on the shelves. I put the serger on top of the china cabinet (why not?) and the sewing maching near the window. The rolls of Swedish Tracing paper are nicely stashed. But it is still not good enough. I need to get the rest of the fabric out of the tubs. I need more space for thread, especially since the thread holder I have now is broken. I need a multi-drawer bin for notions. So, I am off to Lowe's Hardware and Target to look for options.
Here is what it looks like so far!