I thought I would share a little about my fabric storage since one of my favorite things to do is look at how people store their fabric.
This cabinet holds most of my fabric. I arranged by pattern instead of color because I kept looking for patterns. I can tell at a glance if it is cotton, denim, or upholstery grade since I don’t have too much.
Here are my polka dots, stripes, paisleys, and toiles. I used comic backer boards for folding, and you can find all kinds of tutorials on how to fold. If I had fabric that was bigger than what would easily pin, I used some twine/rope to secure it.
I lined up my chevron, houndstooth, and check patterns. As best I could, I put like colors together.
Florals, and one thing I like about the comic book boards is that the fabric is relatively the same sizes and stacks nicely. I gave my husband the dimensions based on this type of fold. I think the book lover in me finds this attractive.
This is the top shelf, and the fabric here is fabric that is either thick or contains more yardage and folds best this way. Some of it will be used for skirts (if I can muster the courage to try that), and some will be used for home dec projects.
My holiday stash is on the bottom shelf. I have small yardage for pillows, aprons, and other small crafts on my to-do list.
This basket contains felt for small projects. I have yardage felt stored in a drawer. These small pieces are wonderful for applique and cutting with my cuttlebug.
The basket next to the felt holds fabric that matches for aprons. I don’t want to use it accidentally on a different project. I don’t have much time to sew while going to school, but the aprons are a top priority when I graduate.
These last two baskets hold fat quarters and similar pieces and some sample felt pieces for small projects.
I have two drawers that hold fabric I want to make sure gets protected – satins, minky, etc.
I sewed the liner for this huge basket, and it holds stuffing and foam. Sorry for the quality of the picture, but you get the idea, I think.
I hope you enjoy looking at my fabric as much as I have enjoyed looking at storage and folding techniques.
Have a happy day!
Wow! What a fabulous cupboard – I work in a library, like Michaele, and the glorious way you have organized just sings to me! Thank you so much for sharing. X
Thank you so much, Deborah. I work in a college, and my favorite space is the library. I love how books look lined up on shelves!
Wow, look at all the fabric and all so pretty organized! Wonderful space!
Thanks for sharing!
Thanks, Diana! I try really hard to keep it cleaned up so that I am always ready to create, but it doesn’t always stay this neat!
Oh, the former library employee in me LOVES how you’ve organized your fabric, Shannon! I can see why you chose to organize by pattern instead of by fabric type, and having them standing straight up probably makes it MUCH easier to pull out what you want, instead of having to pry a piece out from a stack. Thanks for sharing!
I love libraries, and you’re so right – that kind of organization is appealing. I like seeing things in a place that makes sense!
I am in AWE of how you store your fabric. I realize I’m late visiting, but I couldn’t miss this opportunity to see your beautiful and creative fabric storage. I don’t really have enough fabric that is large enough for this type of storage, but I sure like how yours looks. I thought it was wonderful. Thanks for sharing your lovely fabric storage. Wish I knew how you folded those fabrics to get them so AWESOME.
Comic book board! They are cheap and the fabric folds right around them, easy peasy!
Wow amazing fabric storage! You have done a great job getting so much contained and organized…love it, thanks for sharing.
Thank you, Sandy! thanks for stopping by!
Love all those fabrics. I glad to see those wire baskets. I love them and wondered how well they held fabric. Now that I’ve seen your I may get some. Thanks for sharing great space!
They are perfect for small pieces of fabric. The only thing I would like to do is protect them from the dust a little better. Still, it’s awesome to pull the basket down and dig out what I want without having to dig too hard! Thanks for stopping by!
fabulous! love your fabric cupboard.