Craft and Sewing Room Ideas
It's been months in the making and I feel the need to preface this post by saying that it's never this clean and it lasted all of five minutes but I'm so excited about my new craft room set up!
I really wanted to create a space that was bright and colorful but still sophisticated. A place where I could retreat from the world and enjoy a little peace and quiet.
I tried to keep all of the supplies and organizers budget-friendly and I've included links to almost everything in this post!
Are you ready for the tour?
When you first walk into the room this beautiful 5x5 organizer is directly to your left. It holds the majority of my crafting supplies.
5x5 Cube Organizer
I purchased this Kallax organizer from IKEA a little over a year ago and it was worth every single penny! It took a good amount of time to assemble but for the price, I really can't complain. I added three set of Drawer Inserts because I have a 2, 3, and 4-year-old plus a 1-year-old puppy and they all love getting into things! I store my scissors, pins and camera supplies in the drawer inserts.
I never realized just how much paint I had until I went to organize it! I had it stored away in a box and I would always forget about it. I found this Paint Divider organizer on Amazon and purchased two of them. They stack on top of each other and make it SO much easier to see exactly what you have. No more buying multiples of the same color on my craft store trips!
I found some inexpensive Spice Jars on Amazon that were perfect for sorting my stash of glitter.
Now I can see exactly what I have and I can easily access it. I have even more colors on a different shelf.
I used the same spice jars to organize my small beads. I love how pretty it looks but it's also totally functional.
I found these adorable baskets to store all of my fat quarters. I love the pop of color and I really like being able to see the colors so I can choose the right one.
I can't rave enough about these Collapsible Storage Bins. I grab a few of them every time I stop by Walmart. I use them all throughout my house to organize my kids' toys, pantry, and bedrooms.
They are only a few dollars and they hold up really well! I cut out some Iron-On Vinyl to label all of the organizers so I know exactly where everything goes.
I came across this genius method for storing fabric a few years back and I've been hooked ever since. All you need is a Comic Book board. I've linked to them here (Storage Boards).
You fold your fabric so it's the same height as the board and then wrap the fabric around the board, It makes the fabric stand straight up and everything ends up being the same size. It's an inexpensive alternative to the pricey fabric boards I originally fell in love with.
You can find the video demonstration of how to wrap your fabric here.
Craft Room Supplies & Organizers Used:
- Kallax organizer from IKEA- 5x5 organizer
- Drawer Inserts
- Paint Divider organizer on Amazon ( I purchased two of them)
- Spice Jars on Amazon
- Baskets-Store fat quarters
- Collapsible Storage Bins
- Storage Boards- Used to fold fabric
Sewing Room Ideas: Thread Storage
Having adequate thread storage has been a huge game changer for me! I know it might sound silly but I used to have a basket of knotted, twisted and tangled threads that drove me crazy.
I had the same problem with my paint basket and I kept purchasing duplicates just because I couldn't clearly see what I had. I found this Mega Rack at JOANN. My recommendation is to go in person when you have a 60% coupon.
It's a steal of a deal and it makes it incredibly simple to find the exact shade of thread you are in need of. And yes, I really do need all of those shades of thread! Haha!
This Mini Thread Rack is the perfect size for my small wooden spools of Aurifil embroidery thread. Plus, it's pretty dang cute!
Last but not least in the saga of the thread organizers is this Cone Thread Rack. It's the ideal size for cones of serger thread and yes, I have indeed used every single color on that rack!
The Ribbon Holders are a bit hard to see but they are on either side of the sewing machine. They are wooden ribbon holders that I found at JOANN.
Again...go in person and use a big coupon on these racks to bring down the price tag! It's so nice to have my ribbons, trims and washi tape within arms reach while I'm sewing. It makes it easy to audition each trim with whichever project I'm working on.
I have a small obsession with felt balls. I feel the need to have felt balls in every shade imaginable. Also, my children LOVE (and no, that's not an overstatement) to get into them. When I spotted these 3-Tiered Apothecary Jars at JOANN (the link takes you to something similar, but the exact version isn't available online) they immediately hopped into my cart and begged me to take them home.
Don't believe me? Head over to the glass organization aisle and see what magically pops into your cart. Just don't say I didn't warn you!
Now feast your eyes on all of the marvelous colors! My felt ball obsession seems totally and completely justified now, doesn't it? And if it doesn't, well I'm not entirely sure we can be friends!
I wrap my embroidery floss around large clothespins once I've started using it and I want to keep the leftovers. It makes it easy to find the color I need and prevents unruly tangles.
I bought a bunch of yarn just for this post. I really wanted a bit more color in my room and I thought it would be purely aesthetic but I ended up making an adorable yarn garland that completely justifies my yarn purchase, plus it was all on clearance.
Maybe now that it's sitting on my shelf I'll finally build up the courage to break out my crochet hooks!
You can find the Yarn Storage organizer from IKEA or from Amazon.
This is by far the best way I've found to organize HTV and Vinyl! These Vinyl Organizers are actually trash bag holders that I purchased at IKEA. They are under $5 when purchased in the store so I grabbed a couple of them for myself and a few for my friends! It makes finding the right shade of vinyl incredibly simple!! I store my duplicates in a collapsible bin.
Can you believe this adorable Tiffany Blue 3-Tier Cart Rolling cart came from Walmart? I found it on a late night thread run and I just HAD to have it!
I had been searching for that color for months and just when I finally settled on the idea of spray painting one from IKEA this beauty popped into my life!
This Pegboard display is my favorite part of the entire craft room! I love having all of my crafting and sewing supplies out in the open where I can see them. No more digging around in dark drawers searching for supplies!
Sewing Room Ideas: Pegboard Accessories
I purchased 6 Clear Containers from IKEA and they are great for so many different items! I like to buy my bobbins pre-wound off of Amazon and pop them in this clear container which is in arms reach from my sewing machine. I have this thing about always using matching thread so this really comes in handy!
Be sure to stock up on lots of hooks You'll find so many different things to hang on your pegboard!
This White Spice Shelf from IKEA is perfect for the Spice Jars I filled with beads and glitter. I can also throw some magnets on them to hang the notes I write to myself while I'm busy planning out tutorials.
This paper towel holder doubles as the perfect Ribbon Holder, right?
Here's a better view of the entire corner! I used white faux brick wallpaper on this corner because it's where I film the majority of my tutorials. It really made everything in this space pop!
When you walk into the room directly in front of you is this l-shaped desk. I've broken it down into three separate tables so you can recreate this set up if you like it. I've found it to be really functional!
On the left is the Desk with the side drawer which is where I spend the majority of my time editing photos, writing tutorials, and coming up with ideas!
The Curved Corner Desk makes great use of an awkward corner and allows me to have a deep table for holding all of my thread racks.
Finally, I have the Long Desk with 5 Legs which serves as the perfect spot for my extra machine. It's right against my three windows so I use that area to take photos and create flat lays.
Here is the little yarn and pom-pom garland I referred to earlier! I love having an extra sewing machine set up in my sewing room because I always seem to have a neighbor or friend coming over to sew with me!
Rulers used to drive me absolutely crazy! I could never find the clear ones because they blend in with the fabric and I never knew how to organize them. Hanging Command Hooks under my table was the perfect solution to this problem!
I used an over-the-door shoe holder for this notions organizer. It was under $10 at Walmart and I cut out some vinyl on my Cricut and made labels to keep everything organized. I'm always guilty of just shoving things wherever when things are properly labeled so this is really helpful. Plus, my best friend loves to come over and sew and now she can find everything she needs!
Sewing Room Supplies & Organizers Used:
- Mega Rack
- Mini Thread Rack
- Mini Thread Rack
- Ribbon Holders
- 3-Tiered Apothecary Jars
- Large Clothespins -Or- 3” Clothespins
- Yarn Storage organizer from IKEA - Or-Amazon.
- Vinyl Organizers
- 3-Tier Cart
- Clear Containers
- White Spice Shelf- Used for Spice Jars filled with beads and glitter
- Ribbon Holder
- Command Hooks
- Over-the-Door Shoe Holder
That's it for my craft room tour! I hope you enjoyed getting a peek into my sewing and crafting studio. I'd love to see how you implement these craft storage tips in your own space!
You can find me on Instagram at SweetRedPoppy. If you use these sewing room ideas and tips be sure to tag me in your craft room space so I can see it!
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Betty Armstrong says
I have been searching for fresh ideas on how to store some of my craft supplies; and I will definitely be using some of your ideas. Thank you for sharing.
I NEED YOUR CRAFT ROOM! You are an incredible organizer and your craft room is literally my dream. I hope to start on some of these organization hacks soon, but my budget is kinda low right now so we'll see! Thanks for sharing
Sharon Fowers says
WOW! Thanks so much. My husband is building a room onto our house for me a long arm quilting room. Your ideas are exactly what I need. Thanks so much for posting these. I will be using a lot of your ideas.
Love it all and am so envious. I do have a dedicated space and will be using lots of your ideas. Especially fir the threads and fabric. Thanks for sharing.
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Wow I love the organization the storage cubes and thread holders are great and I just love the peg board idea. I have a small and not well lighted sewing, craft, and computer room. I use storage containers a lot. I will be using your board idea to organize my fabric. Thanks for the tour. Also I just love your small projects that you provided this week.
I love your craft room. Im getting my craft room sorted now and I always go back and look at your room... Its craft room goals. Its so beautiful and bright.
Too funny, I have a lot of the same or similar items although I only just was able to dedicate a piece of my living room to sewing. I have the smaller IKEA pegboard with the clear containers and shelf. But I had to comment because my sewing machine is the Hello Kitty one you have in your 5x5 organizer!
Ugh, I love that pegboard, unfortunately I don't have a single full wall in my sewing room (2 half walls, french doors and 3 large windows.) I guess all the natural light is a decent trade, but that pegboard is beautiful and would be so helpful!
Karen Mcphee says
What about using a peg board on a room divider?
I make use of the back of my doors (entry into my room) and the closet doors) hanging my rulers with command hooks - perhaps pegboard could be attached to the back of the door? I also don't have much wall space..
Linda Duensing says
Great craft room. I am already using some of your ideas, however, I would like to know how you keep your bobing from unwinding.
Thanks for sharing your ideas.
one way I have used to keep bobbins from unwinding is to put a very small pony tail holder around the thread portion. the 'fuzzy' ones that are very soft work best.
Lori Phillips says
I am SO excited. I just bought that pegboard and containers at IKEA last weekend but haven't put them up yet and hadn't seen this until now. I love the paper towel holder for ribbon; where did you find one that fit the peg board? I can't wait to get the stuff set up. Thanks!
I love the clean white bright look but I have to say I have way to much stuff. Perhaps I need to have a fabric stuff sale
Sharon L says
My name is also Sharon. If he didn't know better, my husband would swear I wrote your comment, lol
Love your suggestions for the craft room. I have a new house and will be working on organizing my craft/sewing room soon. I live in ID and there is no IKEA near by (Salt Lake City is the closest - 5+ hrs away). Will be checking Home Depot/Lowe's for the shelving unit and JoAnn's is close by for the thread holders. I want to see things, so will wait a while -- for this darned coronavirus to settle down -- before I go shopping in person. Next I have to determine just what I need for the craft items (mostly yardage and yarn) I have and how to store them.
Susan Kuca says
I love how you have organized everything. I am an avid fan of Ikea. I am currently carving out a small space in our family room for quilting, sewing, and crafting and will definitely be implementing some of your ideas.
Sharon L says
I loved scrolling thru your ideas. Now could you just come on over and we'll have a 'Get Sharon's Sewing room Organized" party?
marian parkins says
Would love to have the space, the money to do what you did. I live in an old house and only place to sew is basement with cement block walls. No chance of hanging much. Two small windows for light but my son hung florescent lights. Only storage is plastic containers and shelving for material. But I manage with what I got and thankful I have that.
love seeing a comment from the majority. I don't know anyone with a dedicated craft room. We make do with what we have. My husband has reached his limit with my stuff all over the house and has agreed to let me take some space near the laundry area in the basement. I'm excited to have space to pull it all together but think I'll need to invest in some space heaters and good fingerless gloves ; -)
Where do you keep the rest of your supplies? My room might possibly hold all the tote boxes of fabric, but I don't know how. And Then there wouldn't be room for a sewing machine or an ironing board. Then I would need another room for paper crafting... and another for the yarny stuff and the patterns for that. You must have a store nearby for refilling the supplies often. It was lovely taking the tour of your room, thank you.
I would love to have a work table like the one you have pictured here under the hanging peg board. Would you share where you purchased it, if it is still be available?
Sheryl Brisson says
Are the saw-horse storage tables that are used to create your sewing machine table adjustable? Where would I find them?
Love it! What is the size of the room?
Rebecca Tallarida says
I love your craft room, bravo! Question, What did you attach your peg board too? Was it directly o to the wall? Thank you!
Jane Craven says
I really do have craft room envy. I am in the process of turning my attic room into a craft space. You have given me lots of great idea's.
Kimberly Coffin says
How exciting! You'll have to let me know how it goes. Be sure to share it in my facebook group - https://www.facebook.com/groups/2128534807407840
I too have an attic/loft craft space and struggle with the short/ceiling walls. I know I underutilize what space I have. I don’t have a door to close it off and have my 1 year old granddaughter coming to visit and worry about her getting into stuff. Id love to see what you have done with your space.
Pherbia Stephens says
Do you have a book or catalog where I can purchase these items for my sewing room where I sew for needy children?
Vanessa Cato says
I love what you have done. My craft/sewing area is in the basement, squashed between the laundry/food storage (I have no pantry) and the HVAC. Like a previous commenter, The wall are solid concrete, and difficult to attach anything to. I bought some Sauder Units, and some narrow units from IKEA - all with at least some doors as it gets dusty down there from the HVAC. I made a sewing table in the center with a filing cabinet and two bookcases from Walmart (Sauder, I think), topped with a board I got cut to size in Lowes. I also got a folding cutting table. It's not ideal, and the larger stuff like batting, and fleece have to go into plastic crates. It works fairly well, although it is rather squashed up. Nonetheless, I still manage to create a lot of things down there!!
Rebecca Hansen says
That sounds amazing and such an inventive way to utilize your space to create!
I loved your ideas for organizing things. These are very amazing ways to Organize stuff.
Where do you cut your fabric?
Hi! I just wanted to say that was a nice read, great tour of your crafting space!
I really like the way you made all the colors pop and not overwhelming too!
Wonderful job! Nice post, great pics, good read ❤️
This is one of the best and the most informative site I have seen so far. Thanks for sharing your talent and ideas.
I was asking for a craft room for 8 yrs got tired of waiting so I ended buying a 10x 20 shed. I been looking at your ideas can’t wait to use them . Thank you so much !!!
Beautiful room! And lots of the ideas can be incorporated in a smaller scale in the space one has available. My first "craft room" was a narrow table (folding type) placed behind the sofa in the family room that I pulled away from the wall. I used baskets and bins to hide away my supplies so it looked nice. One of the thing that makes the room work is the use of a cohesive color scheme - mismatched furniture can tie together if all painted white, IKEA type drawer units are available elsewhere including Amazon with free shipping, Joann's has a drop leaf cutting table (one of my most used purchases ever!) for just over $120, it folds down very narrow but can be pulled out and opened up for cutting and I keep one "leaf" open on mine most of the time with my cutting mat on top, I have a wool pressing mat so I do my ironing on the same table. For those in a basement, can the cinderblock be painted? Is there some kind of wall treatment that can be applied to the wall? Add carpet to 'warm" things up, I have a large craft room now, but I loved my very tiny spaces just as much. At one point I could sit at my desk and reach everything...kind of handy! 🙂 There are lots of posts online for remaking an old armoire into a craft cabinet. Happy Crafting!
April Helleur says
Hi, I got my husband to make a cotton reel holder and one for bobbins which keeps them nice and neat.
I would love an overlocker. (serger) ?
I have 60litre containers for wool and materials. Heaps of cross stitch and knitting patterns in containers. I Have nothing like you, but I have a big room, spare bedroom, to put all my stuff in. And room for the 2 dogs to come and lie on a bean bag to be with me.
Your room looks amazing.
Amy Tandon says
Wow! I am completely stunned! Your room is gorgeous and functional! I am also shocked because I am not particularly crafty or organize-y, but I already have so many of these items in my sewing/craft room! 5.5 years before viewing this today, I painted and hung a peg board, bought a thread organizer, built my own work table using 2 cube organizers with a door from Home Depot laying across them. I attached a yard stick to the front edge of the door to make it more like a cutting table. I had already put my small stuff into an over-the-door shoe hanger, also. Thanks for validating my ideas.