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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Vintage Suitcase Storage



Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share a little organization project I did recently. As you may know, I love to sew, and like most people who love to sew, I'm a bit of a fabric hoarder.
It's just so easy to hang on to fabric waiting for that "one day" project! The fact that my fabric hoarding is combined with my love of thrift shopping means I've accumulated quite a stash. Which poses the problem: "where do I put it all?"

My solution was to use some thrifted vintage suitcases as fabric storage containers. I made some labels using my mom's Cricut and then had them laminated at the office supply store. I cut them out and then tied them to the handles with some thin ribbon. I used a dry erase marker to write on each label so they can be changed over and over- (which was good because I've already switched around the contents of them several times!). They all fit nicely under my new craft table and are easy to pull out and look through while still being cute and colorful.







Embarassingly enough, these (seven!) suitcases only hold about 2/3 of my entire fabric stash! Do you think I have a problem?


Hope you enjoyed! Do any of you use vintage suitcases for storage? For the sewing enthusiasts, how do you store and organize your fabric?

1 comment:

  1. I've been doing this for years. It works wonderfully. I actually started doing it for craft shows. I put all my stock in the suitcases. Everything is organized. I have a big red Samsonite that I use for my lighting and all that other stuff I needed. The suitcases stored nicely under the table and out of the way. Pack in and pack out were a breeze.

    I actually got the idea from another craft show person. She had dolls and used the suitcase for display. She mostly had very vintage luggage and would stack them at various levels as part of her display. It looked so cute and really showed of her dolls.

    I have never thought to store my fabric in suitcases. But it really is a great idea.

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