Storing manuals and warranties

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Keep your manual stored in a coloured folder for quick and easy access.

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Fabric idea

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I found it difficult to keep tack if fabric. Since I like to iron on interfacing, I began to end up with interfacing everywhere. So I decided to buy fabric and the same length of interfacing if needed. I then pinned on the interfacing to the material (bumpy side down) and iron it on. Then I hung the material so that it could be ready and cut when needed. A simple time saver. I am starting to learn that material preparation and measurement takes more time than the actual sewing!

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Sewing boxes a must

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One thing that I have found remarkably helpful has been sewing containers. There were so many little bits and pieces in my sewing kits and that I had purchased. It was like overload. When shopping at my local $2 shop, I came across these storage boxes. They were more than $2, $3.50 actually. My mind was racing. Perfect. So I organised all the bits and pieces into categories that worked for me such as bobbins, safety pins etc. Here is the result. Since I have these it is easier to store more items in my sewing box.

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Storage of sewing materials

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Any art and craft project comes with an element of organisation and planning. There is nothing worse than starting a project and realising that you have the wrong materials. Just as I started sewing (my journey began a few weeks ago) I browsed the net. Most sewers seemed to have a system that worked for them. I started buying things bit by bit. So I started buying cotton, pins and containers. I also had a few sewing kits that I had been given over the years that had gathered dust.

I decided to place them all in one large box. As I also like smash booking and other craft projects, bits and pieces everywhere would slow me down. So I simply purchased a basket and stored all sewing materials in that. Now every time that I sew, I just bring out the basket!

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