5 Tips for sorting your Fabric

Welcome to our guide on organizing your fabric stash! Let’s dive into the first tip of our ‘5 Tips for Organising Your Fabric Stash’ series. Take it easy and go through your stash one step at a time. It might seem like a daunting task, but trust me, it’s worth it! Knowing what you have will make the rest of the process a breeze.

1. Sorting your fabric

Sort your fabrics by type, like cottons, knits, denims, wools, and the rest. Don’t forget a “miscellaneous” pile for those special fabrics. And hey, consider letting go of any fabrics that just don’t spark joy for you anymore. More space for the goodies you love, right?

Pile of fabric

2. Bulky Fabrics

For those bulky fabrics that take up a lot of space, fold them neatly and stack them on shelves. It’s the best way to accommodate their volume without turning your sewing space into a fabric avalanche zone.

Pile of fabric

3. Light weight fabrics

Thin and easy-to-manage fabrics are a dream! They fold up nicely and don’t hog much space. Stack them on shelves or toss them into a cute basket so you can easily spot what you need when inspiration strikes.

Fabric basket

4. Visibility is the key!

Keep your stash on display, so you always know what’s up for grabs. No more last-minute fabric shopping trips when you can see all the treasures you’ve got on hand.


5. Last tip on 5 Tips for Organising Your Fabric Stash. Are you grappling with unruly fabrics, like oddly shaped or silky ones? Roll them up like a pro! Begin by laying the biggest piece flat, smoothing out those wrinkles, and rolling it into a tidy bundle. For an added touch of neatness, consider using a thin fabric strip to tie it all together.

Storing fabric

How do I sort my fabric?

I have tubs labelled, Denim, Stretch, Linen, cotton, currently sewing in this tub is the next 3 projects I want to sew, sorted into clear plastic bags with the fabric pattern and all the haberdashery needed to complete the garment

Now, tell me, what other tips do you have for keeping your fabric game strong? Any storage units or containers you swear by? Share your thoughts below, and let’s help each other create the ultimate fabric haven! Happy sewing! ????????

I hope that these 5  tips for organising your fabric stash was helpful.

Want to be even more organised?  You can also organise your sewing projects with the Sew n Sew “Sewing Project Planner”  Click the link below to take a look  Sewing Project Planner