Portable Totes for your Sewing Supplies

At this time of year, everyone’s sewing room is a disaster!  We were so busy putting the finishing touches on holiday gifts that there wasn’t time to be neat.  And, since a cutting counter is the perfect place to wrap gifts, empty boxes, tape, ribbons and paper add to the chaos!

Why not get organized with these Crafter’s Caddies?  They are so reasonably priced, that you can have several – one for hand sewing; one to keep by your machine; one for embroidery projects; one for knitting; one for scrap booking….you get the idea.  They are sold in packages of six and retail for just $3.99.   Each assortment includes a variety of colors.

1610A

Item #1610A  Retail $3.99

If a larger size is needed, this Sewing Organizer is just the ticket.  Style and usability – all in one.  This is the perfect portable container to keep next to your favorite sewing chair.

EVM9152-1

Item #EVM9152-1  Retail $24.99!

There is plenty of room for all of your notions and small projects.  Filling it is a joy

 

Sew your Way to Organize…

Why not arrange some fun classes that will help your customers get organized?  These classes can be the basis to teach them new techniques.

This Sit & Stitch Pincushion by Cindy Taylor Oates is a great project and a great gift! It is never too early to start thinking about Christmas gifts for the coming year.  Or this would be a wonderful graduation present filled with the basics – thread, needles, scissors, etc. everything they will need for their college dorm.

LB504

Item #LB504  Retail $6.00

LB504_1

This is a great class to teach how to make bias tape.  Why not use crushed nut shells to fill the pin cushion (Item #PEP301)?

These two patterns are made with the Crossroads denim fabric by Amy Barickman.  It comes in nineteen fashion colors.  Visit our website to see the entire collection:

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E-readers and tablets continue in popularity.  This version has a zippered pouch to store the cord – the perfect addition to a fashionable design….

IJ991CR

Item #IJ991CR  Retail $11.99

Once again, these would make great gifts for any time of year.  Your customers will want to make several so they have them on hand for last minute gifts.  If you sell machines, why not add a monogram?

This “Store in Style”  can be made in shirt or dress length – and is made to fit on an actual hanger!  Use this as an opportunity to teach your students how to sew vinyl.  Once again, everyone I know will love this – and want one!

IJ1101CR

Item #IJ1101CR  Retail $9.99

These are all great Mother’s Day gifts as well as graduation gifts.  Everyone wishes they would have planned ahead.  Why not help them?

Organize your Sewing Room by Going Vertical

These vinyl bags are incredibly popular.  They are clear so you can see what project
or supplies are enclosed at a glance.  The zipper closure keeps everything safely inside.  And, they come in multiple sizes so there is one to fit every project.

CVB1

Item #CVB1  Retail  $5.00  6″ x 9″

Item #CVB2  Retail $5.50  8″ x 10″

Item #CVB3  Retail $6.00  8″ x 13″

Item #CVB4  Retail $6.50 10″ x 13″

Item #CVB5  Retail $7.00  13″ x 14″

Item #CVB6  Retail $7.50 16″ x 15″

Item #CVB7  Retail $8.00  17″ x 18″

Item #CVB8  Retail $8.50  18″ x 20″

Most patterns will fit in the 6″ x 9″ size, books in the 10″ x 13″ size with room for the fabric!

The best part?  The zipper pulls have a hole.  Most sewing rooms – including mine – include a closet complete with a rod.  Why not buy some S- Hooks or shower curtain hooks and place them on the rod. Hang these bags from the zipper pulls on these hooks.  Just think how many projects you can hang at eye level!  And they will not slip and slide around.

If you do not have a closet, hang them from a decorative curtain rod.  You can hang rods a couple of feet apart directly above each other.  The best part?  Each can be removed when needed individually without disturbing all of the other projects or supplies.  What a great use of wasted space!

Why not make a display with the bags in your store?  Once your customers see the display, they will see how quickly they can organize their space – and buy your kits already packaged in the appropriate sized bag.  Everybody wins.