Did you know that what you look at in your creative space can either spark or dim your creativity? Cluttered or clean? Bright or dark? Organized or a big fat mess?
In an effort to create a more inspiring sewing room, I determined that a great 1st step is to organize my fabric.
How to Fold Your Fabric
A 6" plastic sewing ruler makes a great folding tool. By creating a uniform size and shape, you can store your fabric in neat little stacks. Keep it out on a shelf to get your creative juices flowing, or tuck it neatly away in an organized bin.
It take a little time, but is well worth it! I can't tell you how many ideas ran through my head just by looking at each fabric as I folded it neatly into place.
Steps to getting a neat fabric fold
1st: Fold your fabric in half, selvedge to selvedge, and begin to wrap it around a 6" plastic sewing ruler, starting at the end.2nd: Wrap your fabric neatly around the plastic ruler
3rd: When you reach the "start" of your fabric, tuck the raw edge under
4th: Fold the last piece over neatly
5th: Gently slide the plastic ruler out from between your fabric layers
6th: Use the straight edge to create a clean fold
7th: Admire your neatly folded fabric
8th: Fold additional fabric and begin to stack and organize
Some like to sort these lovely folded stacks by color, others by fabric type. Decide what works best for you.
Going through all your supply is like opening boxes of old belongings you forgot you even had! Let the new ideas and creativity begin!
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