My bedroom doubles as my craft room and it is one cramped little mess! I have craft supplies stashed everywhere like a crafty squirrel. I am slowly but surely getting organized, and I'm starting with my sewing area.
While cleaning out my closet I found a styrofoam block from some old packaging, and a lightbulb came on over my head. I had originally intended to just poke a few dowels thought the block and use it for ribbon storage, but like most craft projects, it evolved from there. This organization station is the perfect little addition to my sewing area and today I am going to show you how to make your own.
styrofoam block (can be found in the floral department at most craft stores)
wooden dowels and/or skewers
hot glue and/or staple gun
fabric to cover block
small box, stuffing, ribbon, and scrap fabric for pincushion box
Poke your dowels/skewers into the foam where you want them. If you are storing ribbon make sure to space them far enough apart that the spools don't touch. You can space much closer for thread spools.
Push your scissors into the foam where you would like them to go. It is important to have all of your holes in place before you cover your block with fabric.
If you are forgetful like me it may be helpful to take a picture of your block.
Remove the skewers and scissors.Cover the block with fabric and secure to the bottom of the block with hot glue or staples. I did both. Because it is foam the staples may slide out over time.
**I highly recommend using fray block on these spots before going any further!**
To make the pincushion button/needle box use this easy tutorial. Once the box is done hot glue it in place.
Fill the station with your supplies and enjoy your new sewing organization station.
I used contrasting fabric to my sewing box to keep with the theme of my sewing area.
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