I've tried several fabric organization methods over the years and this one a slight variation on all of them. I did the organize by fabric type...woolens, silks, knits, etc. Then when I got caught up in the SWAP (sewing with a plan) fervor I reorganized by color families. That would definitely have been a useful method....especially if I ever actually completed a SWAP project! Turns out the main advantage of that SWAP fervor was to buckle down and create about a dozen TNT patterns. Since I'm not working any longer I don't need the coordinated wardrobe of my working days but I do appreciate having patterns that I can just pull out and get instant sewing gratification in any given week or so. So what does this mean for my fabric organization? This time I'm doing a combination of those two main styles....fabric by type and also by planned garment intent. Let me take you on a tour:
I made quick labels for my plastic bins with some free graphics from The graphics fairy She has some lovely vintage sewing graphics that would be wonderful craft projects for a sewing theme. I'm thinking of mod podging some of them onto canvas as artwork. Here's a wonderful tutorial that I came across on my newest obsession, Pinterest: my Pinterest pin for a photo canvas project
My closet doors are painted and drying in the garage so soon this new organization will be hidden from view. But I feel calmer inside when I can get to projects and materials quickly and easily. Isn't there some awful statistic out there about how much time we lose looking for misplaced items? I'll take more pictures of the rest of the room next week and ask your opinion about some of its design and organization. In the meantime, hope your sewing projects are bringing you joy and peace.