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How to Store Fabric (Detailed Explanation)

Are you looking for the best and most efficient method to store all of your fabrics for a more organized look? Is it difficult to maintain order when it comes to finding your fabrics or what type of fabric you need? Don’t fret, we have the best fabric storage ideas for stashing fabric in the most efficient manner possible, with minimal effort or requirements.

Key Takeaways

  • You can use a lot of materials to be able to store your fabrics efficiently.
  • Each of these methods is great for storing fabric, however, the best method to store your fabric is using plastic bins
  • It is best to categorize your fabrics into different categories depending on how you want to categorize them specifically
  • The best fabric storage method overall is using plastic bins, as they are easily transportable and efficient, see-through to be able to easily see which category your fabric belongs to.
  • It is greatly recommended to label your fabrics with tape, sticky notes or any type of writing material.
  • There are some fabric stash apps online that can make this process also a breeze

Can you really efficiently store fabrics?

Good question, indeed you can! It’s not a very hard process to be able to efficiently organize your workspace when it comes to placing your fabrics in a specific order. To be more specific, you really don’t need many things to be able to have a neat-looking space. All you have to do is have your place organized. For example, depending on what kind of fabric we have, we can classify the fabric in many ways. We can decide to store the fabric in many categories such as quality, the material the fabric is made of, length or width, or even the coloration of the fabric. This is a completely optional choice and is completely up to you, but we can use many storage materials to our advantage such as:

  • Drawers can be used to store your fabrics efficiently, you can easily organize fabric individually to fit each category
  • You can use plastic bins to be able to place your fabrics, as they are completely affordable and can be easily transported from place to place
  • Using fabric hangers as a way to hang up your fabrics is a very efficient way to be able to store each and every individual hanger in its rightful place.
  • Use plastic sheets/ using a specific pamphlet or book to be able to store your fabrics

How can I use these tools to easily store my fabrics in place?

First and foremost, we have to decide the way we want to store our fabrics. Ranging from what material your fabric is made of, up to how long and wide your fabric is, even as to what coloration and type of material the fabric is made of! As soon as we find out how we want to store our fabrics, we have to pick what type of fabric storage containment to use when storing our precious materials. Using any of the following types of fabric stores, we can easily determine which is the best suited for your needs. As long as you have decided on which type of fabric storage category to put your fabrics in, you can use the following methods to store fabrics and their way of storage:

1. Using drawers to store your fabrics

By neatly organizing your drawers in place, you can easily organize your fabrics to be put into your desired place and category. This is one of the mainly easier ways to store them, as it doesn’t require any additional material to be able to store them properly. Simply, fold your fabrics and place them in the desired drawer based on how you would like to organize them. A very simple and easy process that only requires a tad bit of organization skills and memorizing which drawer contains which category of fabric.

2. Plastic bins work as well

If you want something more versatile and easily transportable, then using plastic bins as your main compartment to store your fabrics is definitely the best way for you. All you need is to provide yourself with the proper amount of bins and define each bin for each fabric category. Seeing as plastic bins are completely see-through, there is no need to label or memorize each and every fabric and its location. Completely easy and transportable.

3. Using hangers as a method of storage

By using a bigger type of hanger, you can efficiently hang your fabrics one by one in your closet. This will make them visible as it is very easy to see what type of fabric is hung on each type of hanger, making it easy to see each type of category your fabric is classified in.

4. Use a booklet or pamphlet to accurately be able to store your fabrics.

Although this is a very interesting and creative method, I completely recommend this only if you are trying to store smaller fabrics that for example, can be used in applique(applique is a technique used in sewing for combining multiple fabrics to make a specific type of pattern). Although this idea is very useful, it’s only good to use when you are dealing with categorizing smaller fabrics in size.

Final thought: Which is the best storage method?

The best option for storing your fabrics is most definitely using plastic bins. They are very easy and versatile and provide many benefits such as being completely see-through and transportable, meaning you can easily look through them while also being able to easily transport them here and there in your workspace effortlessly. Completely efficient for all of your benefits when it comes to being able to effectively provide a great storage unit to be able to classify your type of fabric.

Further Reading

There are some other articles that you can read on your sewing room during your pause, like the review of the Bernina 335, a great sewing machine indeed.

There’s also a list of fantastic sewing machines under $500 if you are interested, or if you want something cheaper, there’s a list of the finest sewing machines under $300.

There’s also a comparison between cotton and wool. Other material comparisons include Micromodal vs. Cotton and Micromodal compared to Bamboo.

This is it, enjoy!

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