6 sewing-organization ideas for small spaces (+ an excuse to sew!)

Today we’ve got a roundup of projects that are organizational in nature so you can keep your creative space tidy . . . all while having great reasons to sew!

Keep all of your handwork essentials close by in a cute little clutch:

Pressed Flowers Sewing Clutch
Pressed Flowers Sewing Clutch from
A Cottage Garden

Pressed Flowers Sewing Clutch
Inside there’s plenty of room for scissors, needles, threads, and other tiny treasures.

Store lots of little items right where you need them—at the sewing machine!

Sewing Machine Mat
Sewing Machine Mat from
Text It!

Sewing Machine Mat
Scissors, rotary cutters, fabrics, machine needles, threads, a seam ripper—five pockets provide room for all of it!

For organization and beauty, you can sort your pins by type—each kind of pin gets its own pinnie:

Random Strips pincushions
Random Strips pincushions from
Pin Pals

How about whipping up an adorable little bag for your buttons?

Sweet Storage Bag
Sweet Storage Bag from
Sew Many Notions

Pins on top, threads down below—Kim Diehl sure does know how to dress up a mason jar!

Sewing Jar
Sewing Jar from
Simple Harvest

We love this organizing idea for small spaces—you can safely store and transport your acrylic rulers, an 18″ x 24″ cutting mat, books, patterns, and more in this roomy tote:

Ultimate Equipment Tote
The Ultimate Equipment Tote from
Make It, Take It opens to reveal a removable padded ruler holder with pockets you can custom-sew to accommodate your personal ruler collection. Two bonus sleeve pockets and a zipper pocket on the tote’s exterior give you LOTS of room!

We hope these sewing-organization ideas for small spaces will help you enjoy your sewing time even more!

How much space do you dedicate to your sewing?

  • I’ve overtaken the kitchen table.
  • I’ve carved out a small space just for me.
  • I have a room dedicated to my sewing.
  • Look in any nook or cranny—you’ll find my sewing stuff there!

Tell us in the comments!


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