Crafters aren’t the only ones who need to know how to store fabric neatly. Anyone who has had to iron a tablecloth before using it has probably thought there’s got to be a way to store it without causing wrinkles.
I can’t take credit for the six bright ideas below, but I’m using more than one of them to store fabrics and linens in my home. If you’re tired of ironing tablecloths or digging through piles of fabric to find the perfect one for a sewing project, you’ll love the excellent solutions these bloggers have found.
How To Store Fabric
If you only have a couple of tablecloths or yards of fabric, the easiest solution is to lay dye-free tissue paper on them before folding in thirds, then hang them in a closet. The tissue paper will prevent wrinkles while hanging them ensures you can easily find the cloth you’re looking for.
Got a bigger cloth stash? One of these ideas about how to store fabric is sure to help.
1. Use Hanging Shoe Organizers
Fold the fabric neatly and stash them in hanging shoe organizers from Ikea. (Bryn Alexandra)
2. Display Them In The Craft Room
Lucky enough to have a dedicated craft room? Attach clothespins to the wall and use them to display material so you can always see your stash. (Muy Molon)
3. Repurpose An Old Dresser
Repurpose an old dresser by removing the drawers. (Cameras and Chaos)
4. Use Cardboard And “File” Your Fabric
Cut a cardboard box into squares, fold fabric around it, and “file” your stash vertically. (The Scrappe Shop Blog)
5. Use A Curtain Rod And Clip Rings
Use a curtain rod and clip rings to hang fabric. No extra wall space? Hang an extra clothing rod in your closet! (Craftaholics Anonymous)
6. Use Stacking Plastic Drawers
Stack transparent plastic drawer units on top of each other to hold your fabric scraps.
Still feel like your house is a mess even with your fabric stash under control? Check out my book, 30 Days to a Clean and Organized House!