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Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Magnetic Attraction

You may remember a while back I posted about needing a sewing room makeover. Well, it's very slow going over here, but I thought I would share, little by little, some of the things I am doing to make my sewing room more user friendly.

I have 2 tables set up in and "L" shape with my sewing machine on one and my serger on the other. In between the two are all my little tools that I am constantly grabbing as well as my bobbins, etc. Except, I kept losing things. And they kept rolling off the table. And my precious little Gingher chintz scissors finally hit the hardwood for the last time!

So here's my solution: My lamp has a metal base and I just happened to have a bunch of little magnets left over from some other crafting project long ago...

So, I decided to put them to good use!

See, there's all my little favorite things, stuck right to the bottom of my lamp right in between my two machines. How awesome is that? Now, I never have to go searching for my extra serger needle again! Or that tiny little screwdriver I need to put it back in! Or the tweezers to rethread my serger at 1am! It's all right there, handy dandy! You can do the same thing, even if you don't have a metal lamp...any piece of metal will do. You can get a small flat piece from the home improvement store, or a big piece and mount it on the wall for even greater magnetic storage!

So tell me about your best sewing room invention...I'd love to hear...

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1 comment:

  1. Plastic gutters! They are just the right size to hold ribbon spools! Also my husband bought sliding brackets to mount under my work table. He used a peg board to mark holes on to a piece of painted plywood, drilled out each hole and used a screw coming thru from underneath locked with a washer and a nut. It hold 250 roll of embroidery thread! Slides under when I am not using it and extends all the way out when I need to pick a color!