Sewing Storage Tips

To help organize your sewing room, here are my best tips and suggestions for storage. A tidy workshop allows more time to sew as there’s no need to look for the items. Everything is at hand when everything is in plain sight. Here’s how I store my sewing items.

#1 PINS: There are several kinds suitable for different fabrics. A magnetic Janome Pin Pal allows pins to be collected and stored securely next to your machine. In addition, it facilitates the collection of pins that have fallen on the ground or on the fabric. As a bonus, Janome’s name is printed on the side so you can share more of the Janome love.

Part #: PIN-Janome

#2 J BOBBINS: Janome offers several colours of Janome “J ” bobbins, which fit most Janome sewing and embroidery machines; clear, red, pink and blue. Clear bobbins are available as a set of 10 in a blister pack and the coloured bobbins are available as a set of 25 in clear plastic cases.

To keep your bobbins tidy without constantly unwinding threads, rectangular storage is ideal. Janome also has the convenient Janome Bobbin Saver2, which is made of a flexible material to grip the bobbins in place. This is ideal for travel and to keep your sewing area tidy.

Janome Bobbin Saver2 Part #: BS2

#3 THREADS: There are so many types and weights of threads we use; thread for the sewing machine, threads for the serger/overlocker, threads for embroidery, threads for quilting, etc. They all must remain untangled and ready to use whenever needed. These elegant fabric boxes contain two plastic trays with removable thread holders which keep your threads tangle-free and organized. Why not a box to store the same kind of threads while decorating your sewing room? These are ideal to take to class or a retreat, too! Check with your Janome Canada dealer to see what thread storage solutions they may have.

#4 SMALL SEWING ITEMS: Keep your everyday sewing items like scissors, screwdrivers, stiletto, etc. organized and at your fingertips with in this convenient Tools and Embellishment Holder from Tutto. It is also very convenient to take with you when traveling to sewing classes, a retreat, to the cottage, camping, etc. They’re available in many colours, too. Contact your Janome Canada dealer for details.

#5 FABRICS: I like to store my fat quarters by colour in a bag with a transparent vinyl window, as it allows me to see at a glance what’s inside. I have several of these bags for different fabrics; stretch fabrics, 100% cotton fabrics for quilts, silks for my most luxurious projects, printed panels, and a bag for fabric scraps of each kind from my completed projects.

Fabric storage bag with clear window: ideal for fat quarters

As for my fine fabrics like organza, strips, borders-prints, fabrics cut on the biases of various widths, ribbons, etc., I prefer these white, corrugated plastic boards. They are stiff, but lightweight, and come both wide and narrow. The tabs help hold the fabric in place when I start winding. I store them in a drawer or I hang them by the top hole that is already in the board.

The key to organization is to classify everything in a logical, easy to find and easy-to-use way which works for you!

About Céline Ross

À cause des imprévus de la vie, j'ai changé de carrière très tôt dans ma jeune vie d'adulte. Toute mon éducation scolaire, du primaire au secondaire et jusqu'au professionnel, m'a été enseignée par les religieuses CND qui étaient... très exigeantes. Ces professeurs m'ont inculqué le goût de bien apprendre, l'appréciation du travail bien fait et l'envie de toujours me perfectionner. Je n'aurais jamais osé ouvrir mon École de couture sans cette formation ni cette certification. Lorsque je deviens revendeur autorisé Janome en avril 1982, la compagnie poursuit ma formation côté machine à coudre et je deviens Éducatrice. Mon travail est varié; je donne des formations aux marchands Janome pour l'Est du Canada et d'ailleurs. Je participe à des Salons, à Janome Institute, je publie un cyber bulletin, j'ai fondé un 'Club de broderie' à Montréal en 1994 et, depuis l'année dernière, chez d'autres marchands. Je confectionne des échantillons avec les nouveaux produits que Janome ne cesse de développer. Et, depuis aujourd'hui, je blogue ! Après toutes ces années dans ce domaine, je garde toujours le même enthousiasme à apprendre et à transmettre mes connaissances. Janome est à la fine pointe de la technologie moderne et ne cesse de me faire progresser.
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2 Responses to Sewing Storage Tips

  1. Sandra Creaser says:

    Dear Celine,
    I have used pink bobbins to wind thread for FSL embroidery. Easy to see the thread.


    • janomeman says:

      HI Sandra!
      Thank you for sharing your tip for using the coloured Janome bobbins. I like keeping my embroidery bobbin threads separate from regular thread, too. It’s less guesswork whenever it’s time for the next project. Happy Sewing!


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