I came up with a great idea for all the sewing supplies I like to keep within arms reach while I'm working. The idea came a few months ago but, in my usual fashion, we just got around to making it happen.
I have this corner of my table, over by my serger, where I just kind of let stuff pile up and I don't even sit over there any way (I just scoot my serger to the middle of the table when I'm using it). I realized that would be a great place for a drawer and nobody would even have to know it's there. This picture is actually much tidier than it usually looks but these are a few of the items that just sort of float around my table without a home. Things like turning tools, bodkins, fray check, seam rippers, etc.
We got the supplies at IKEA. The drawer (the Trofast) was only 3.00 and we found the drawer channel in their "as is" department for only 1.99. Score. Joey cut the metal channel piece to the right sizes and drilled some holes to mount it.
I love this. My table is just a cheap door covered with laminated fabric (IKEA again) so I don't feel bad putting holes in it, especially for such a great cause.
So here is the drawer in place. You can't even see it from the top. I wonder if I could hide some chocolate in there without it being discovered? I'll give it a try this week.
So now all of my miscellaneous stuff has a permanent home and my table is so much tidier. Yay! And when I'm done sewing for the day I can just sweep everything into the drawer and shut it.
Back soon with more stuff! I've been having fun sewing (even hemming pants and not whining about it) so I can't wait to share everything. Have a great Monday!!