Are your fabrics taking over your craft space? These Fabric Storage Ideas are sure to inspire you to store your fabrics in a creative way.
FINDING THE BEST STORAGE SOLUTIONS FOR YOUR FABRIC WILL HELP KEEP YOUR CRAFT SPACE CLEAN AND ORGANIZED.
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Regardless of the space you have to work with, there is a fabric storage solution idea for you. I’ve rounded up some of the best out there to help inspire you to create a space that’s not only clean but also makes it easier for you to craft in.
FABRIC STORAGE SOLUTIONS COME IN MANY SIZES, SHAPES, AND FORMS.
Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need a huge craft room dedicated to all your crafting stash. As you’ll see below, sometimes all you’ll have to work with is closet space or space underneath the bed. And that’s certainly enough to work with.
DO I NEED TO INVEST A LOT IN FABRIC STORAGE SOLUTIONS?
Absolutely not! You’d be surprised by what you may already have lying around your home that can be refurbished into some type of storage solution.
By using dollar store or thrift store finds to sort your fabric collection – you can save more money to spend on more important purchases, like at the fabric store.
Fabric Storage Ideas for Small Spaces
If all you have is a small space to stash your fabrics, these ideas are perfect for you!
1. Cinder Blocks and Wood Planks
Source: Cinder Blocks and Wood Planks by Blue iStyle Blog
Blue iStyle Blog shows how easy it is to use space along a wall to line up cinder blocks and wood planks to create a fabric storage space that is cute, sleek, and organized.
2. Small Plastic Drawers for Small Fabric Pieces
Source: Small Plastic Drawers for Small Fabric Pieces by My Fabric Obsession
No need to use more space than you absolutely need. If you have small fabric pieces, then all you’ll need are small plastic drawers. Fold all your types of fabric neatly, and stack them vertically. This way, you have easy access to all your fabric pieces.
3. Use Clear Bins for Storing Fabric
Source: Use Clear Bins for Storing Fabric by Set Carre
Clear bins have long been a crafter’s favorite storage solution because you can actually see what’s inside. The bins used by Set Carre are the perfect size for storing and size fabrics that you have.
4. Hang Fabric from Curtain Rods
Source: Hang Fabric from Curtain Rods by Craftaholics Anonymous
Curtain rods aren’t just for hanging cute window coverings. They are a hidden gem for storing all sorts of things, including your fabric stash. Mount a curtain rod (or even a pvc pipe or industrial iron pipe) to your sewing room wall, and you’ve got instant storage – that takes up ZERO square footage or floor space. Hang fabrics on clip curtain rings, and you’re fabric is right within arms reach.
Store Fabrics with Bins, Boards, Cabinets & More
Refurbish your old bins, boards, and cabinets and turn them into a fabric storage solution to meet your exact needs.
1. Organize Fabric with a File Cabinet
Source: Organize Fabric with a Filing Cabinet by Craft Your Happiness
Filing cabinets are perfect for storing fabrics because they are made for keeping stored things organized. Our Peaceful Planet decided to use hanging file folders to keep fabrics separate and organized by pattern and color.
2. Roll Fabric in Plastic Bins
Source: Roll Fabric in Plastic Bins by Moore Magnets
Plastic bins to the rescue again! This time, space is best utilized by rolling the fabrics before tucking them into the bin. You’ll still be able to see what’s in there and also store much more fabric.
3. Comic Book Storage Boards
Source: Comic Book Storage Boards by The Cottage Mama
Using comic book boards is an inexpensive way to store your larger pieces of fabric. You can grab a pack of 100 or more from Amazon for less than $20. Once you have them, your fabrics will wrap perfectly around them and can be stored on bookshelves as shown above.
4. Refurbished Bookshelf for Storing Fabric
Source: Refurbished Bookshelf for Storing Fabric by Jen Duncan
Think twice before throwing out or getting rid of your old bookshelf unit, especially if it has lots of space for storing your fabrics. All you have to do is nicely fold your fabrics and decide how you’d like to store them.
5. Keep Fabrics Color Coded in a Laundry Basket
Source: Keep Fabrics Color Coded in a Laundry Basket by Bee in My Bonnet
Laundry baskets for the win! While I used them to store my kiddos’ toys, you can use them for storing your fabrics. If you get them from the Dollar Store, you should have a variety of sizes to choose from. This is a great option for visual people who need their fabric in eyesight, yet still stored neatly away.
6. Fabric Tower
Source: Fabric Tower by Tallgrass Prairie Studio
A clickable storage tower can be used to store your fabrics in a color-coded organized fashion. Tallgrass Prairie Studio also utilized baskets at the bottom for her scraps. Such a good idea!
Store Fabric in the Closet
These ideas will help you make the most of your closet space for storing your fabrics.
1. Hang Fabric on Pants Hangers
Source: Hang Fabric on Pants Hangers by I Heart Organizing
This style of pant hangers is super ideal for storing multiple types of fabrics in one place. Similar to how it helps pants lay flat and take up minimal space, it will also help your fabrics do the same.
2. Hanging Closet Cubbies
Source: Hanging Closet Cubbies by Bryn Alexandra
Closet cubbies can be used for so much, including keeping your fabrics organized and easy to access. I love how Bryn used several of them to color code her fabrics and keep everything in one place.
3. Store Fat Quarters in Hanging Shoe Storage
Source: Store Fat Quarters in Hanging Shoe Storage by Shop Martingale
Fat quarters don’t seem like they would take up much space until you find them lying all over the place in your craft room. Storing them in an over-the-door hanging shoe organizer is the perfect way to not only gather them in one place but also in a color-coded fashion.
4. Closet Racks to Store Fabric
Source: Closet Racks to Store Fabric by A Bright Corner
Installing closet racks in your closet can help with storing your fabrics, especially if you have a lot of them. Pictured above is a combination of ways you can use the shelf space, plastic bins, and totes for all different types of fabrics.
5. Pant Hanger Fabric Storage
Source: Pant Hanger Fabric Storage by Ish and Chi
These pant hangers come with clips to make hanging fabrics much easier. You can store one fabric per hanger or decide to hang multiple pieces together.
Ikea Fabric Storage Systems
Ikea – need I say more? These ideas use a variety of Ikea storage solutions for ideas on how to store your fabrics.
1. Ikea Billy Bookcase Fabric Storage
Source: Ikea Billy Bookcase Fabric Storage by Olabelhe
The Billy Bookcase will provide you with tons of space for storing your fabrics. Whether you want to keep them directly on the shelves or use bins/boxes, there is plenty of space for whatever you choose.
2. Ikea Cubbies for Fabric Storage
Source: Ikea Cubbies for Fabric Storage by Sew at Home Mummy
Cubbies from Ikea are ideal for storing fabrics and more. Depending on the size, you may have to fold them in a way so they fit nicely into the space.
3. Ikea Algot System for Fabric Storage
Source: Ikea Algot System for Fabric Storage by Little House of Four
Little House of Four shows how easy it is to put together Ikea’s Algot System for storing fabrics. Different drawers can be used for storing fabrics of all sizes while still having space for other storage solutions.
Scrap Fabric Stash Ideas
When working with fabrics there are sure to be some scraps. Keep your scraps from over-running your craft space with these ideas below.
1. Use Mason Jars to Store Fabric Scraps
Source: Use Mason Jars to Store Fabric Scraps by Canoe Ridge Creations
Mason jars will not only help you see the contents inside, but they also don’t take up a lot of space. They are also a stylish way to store your fabric scraps.
2. Store Fabric Scraps in a Bucket
Source: Store Fabric Scraps in a Bucket by The Sewing Loft Blog
These super cute fabric buckets are perfect for storing fabric scraps. You can also use buckets from the Dollar Store, which come in different sizes.
3. Use Wire Bins for Storing Fabric Scraps
Source: Use Wire Bins for Storing Fabric Scraps by The Sewing Loft
Wire bins are also an inexpensive investment for storing your fabric scraps. They typically don’t take up a lot of space and can easily be moved around, accessible, and the like.
4. Scrap Basket Tower
Source: Scrap Basket Tower by Sew Can She
Sew Can She used a basket tower for storing her scraps. If you have a shelf unit but no baskets, you can easily find some at a local craft store, Amazon, or even a thrift store.
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