Sewing Organization – Mason Jars

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts,Making Over,Sewing

sewing desk room organization

My craft room is in our basement bedroom, but I share with the “office” so I don’t have enough room for all my craft stuff plus all my sewing stuff. So my sewing stuff is on a table at one end of our family room. Not ideal, but I’m glad to have a room to fill with my hobby stuff that I don’t have to look at unless I want to…

But my table is just a table with no drawers or anything so some of my stuff was in my Scrapbox in the office, some was in the closet in the family room, and the rest was out on the table. TOTAL MESS! I could never find anything and was always buying stuff I already had at home!

I finally came up with this idea that is really helping me stay more organized. And I like how it looks too…

I got several wide mouth Mason jars to put all my sewing supplies in. I made the labels with my Cricut, Cricut markers, Don Juan cartridge, and some large label stickers.

I love that I can see what’s in the jar  and know what I have without having to dump it all out. And I like that I can store only like things together.

The next step will be to find some kind of shelf so I can free up my table space and have room for more jars. Because I definitely have more stuff that needs to be stored…

How do you organized all your sewing supplies???


1 Bethany @ The Paper Pony June 1, 2010 at 10:33 am

Great idea- I like that you can see before you grab so you’re not digging around for what you need.

2 Michelle June 1, 2010 at 6:17 pm

Somehow labeling the jars (dang, I need a Cricut!) makes it look not messy at all. I’ve got my things organized in the IKEA Expedit bookshelf (I’ve got three of the largest ones in different rooms of the house!) and clear plastic bins. I have to be able to see what I have so that I’ll remember to use it!

3 Kristina @ Our Little Lentil June 1, 2010 at 7:27 pm

LOVE this idea. I love mason jars anyway – filled with blue glass pebbles on my kitchen counter, decoupaged with teal tissue paper and planted with herbs on my bay window, holding my laundry detergent, and of course… now… storing all my notions. Thanks for the idea! I will definitely be stealing this one (although, if I let you know I’m doing it, is it still considered stealing?).

4 Patti Martin June 1, 2010 at 11:32 pm

My DH worked for Ball Glass so I’ve been using mason jars for a long time. Mainly for my scrapbooking supplies like buttons, embroidery thread, embossing powders, H2O’s. My sewing supplies are in some tins that were my grandmothers. I even have some thread that was hers. She could go to a store and look at a dress, then go home and make the pattern to that dress using grocery sacks. And no, I didn’t inherit her talent. I like the way your using your mason jars. Will look nice on a shelf


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5 Angela June 12, 2010 at 7:33 pm

Great idea Kelsey!

6 Shay June 29, 2010 at 10:18 am

Ummm…. yeah, I’m totally stealing the mason jar idea. I have bunches of them in a closet going unused, and this is perfect! Thanks!

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