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Sewing Room Organization

May 8, 2012 Leave a comment

At long last, here is Ruth’s presentation about sewing room organization!

Sewing Room Organization (PDF)

Ruth also shared photos from her sewing room (photos 1-9) and her mother’s sewing room (photos 10 & 11). Click a thumbnail to see a larger image.


Download a Chapter for Free

August 28, 2011 2 comments

If you haven’t bought 1,000 Clever Sewing Shortcuts & Tips (compiled by and would like a sneak peek, you can download a chapter of the book for free!

Chapter 2: Set Up Your Sewing Room (PDF)

Free book chapter

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Watchmaker Tins

July 18, 2011 Leave a comment

Disclaimer: I haven’t bought anything from Lee Valley, nor have I seen their tins in person, but don’t they look nifty? 😉

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Watchmaker tins from Lee Valley

Originally made to store gems, watch movements and jeweller’s findings, these glass-topped aluminum containers are ideal for organizing seeds, beads, bugs, buttons, or anything else small.

I saw these tins in the following Flickr photo. She added magnets and hung the tins on the wall in her sewing room.

Magnetic Memo Boards

Photo by brenda-seamsfitting

I bought similar tins from Ikea. They differ from the Lee Valley ones in that they come in only one size; the lids are plastic, not glass; and magnets are already on the base. I like them, and one of these days I’ll get them mounted on the wall!

Ikea tins

Grundtal containers from Ikea (not available to buy online — must buy in the store)