Over at SG were having a Sewing Room Clean up. I’ve participated every year, at least to a limited degree. It’s supposed to be a September thing announced in August so plans can be made and supplies gathered. I inadvertently started in August when I restacked one of my fabric stash shelves. Another inadvertent action, was restacking, sorting and donating from my yarn stash. Now I’ve done it again. I needed interfacing for a blouse. Interfacings are stored in a 3drawer plastic cabinet beneath my cutting table. I reached down and pulled out the drawer only to be met by this sight:
I started using interfacings with the beginners sewing class back in high school (That should date me. ) I learned from another student. Well, I saw her doing something strange and asked what and why fer? She was using a light weight non-woven fusible, Pelon, — something we tend to denigrate today since much better interfacings and fusibles are available. I was hooked immediately. During the subsequent -lets call it 40) years, I’ve been using and testing interfacings. I’ve used a number of storage methods. Before I pulled open that drawer, I’d been folding and placing the yardage back in the drawer. I looked at that mess and decided, “I can do better”.
It was simple really. I measured the depth of the drawer (6″)and folded the interfacings to that width. Then I rolled them up and rubber-banded.
Then, Plop back into the drawer.
One at a time. 15 Minutes Later:
I even have room for more!