As promised, I am going to share a couple of tutorials this weekend for storage solutions that I featured in my Crafty workspace post.
This first tutorial shows you how to make a cotton reel holder. This really is a great solution to the problem of having a million and one cotton reels and never being able to find the colour you need. It also takes up no desk space, which is important when sewing as you need as much space as possible.
You will need:
1. Baton of wood (I bought mine from B&Q and it was pre-painted). Length: 180cm, Height: 4.5cm, Depth: 1.5cm. The baton I bought is actually meant for skirting board so it has a curved edge, which looks nice.
2. Dowling. Length: 320cm, Diameter: 6mm
3. Paint and brush
4. Drill, eight screws and wall-plugs, spirit level, pencil
5. Hacksaw and sandpaper.
I have found that one of things that will stop me sewing is not having direct access to the tools needed as it is quite a fiddly process. This reel holder makes it simple and I keep the bobbins in one of the jars.
Tomorrow, I will show you how to make a magnetic board from a baking sheet, fabric and a bit of glue. If you have any crafty storage solutions please do let me know; either leave a comment or email me a photo firstname.lastname@example.org. x