How to make storage boxes for sewing cloth stach?

I buy cloth scraps from the second hand stores faster than I can sew projects. I now need extra storage boxes. Please make suggestions on storage boxes. Thanks!

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  • DesertRose DesertRose on Dec 19, 2017
    I store all my MUCH material in clear tubs so I can stack them, I can see what is in them at a glance, and they are very durable. I literally have a dozen large tubs from Walmart ($5 to $7 each) to hold all my fabric. I sort by color, type material etc.

  • Janet Panos Janet Panos on Dec 19, 2017
    Hello! Here is a slew of alternative ideas for storing your cloth scraps. Click on the link below to check them out:

  • Jace Mattson Jace Mattson on Dec 19, 2017
    I really understand! I am an oil painter, collager, and crocheter. You can see that I have lots of paints, canvas, paper and a HUGE yarn stash! I really like the letter size file boxes you can get at the Office Depot. I used to make them all pretty with collage on the outside but I ran out of time LOL. Now I just write what the heck is in the box, put on the lid and stack them in an out of the way closet. They come in packs of about 6 or 8 and they are very reasonably priced. If that doesn't work you can buy small moving boxes from the Home Depot for about a buck and they are quite sturdy and have lids as well. Happy Sewing!

  • Janet Pizaro Janet Pizaro on Dec 19, 2017

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Dec 19, 2017
    Depending on how long you are planning to store the folded fabric, and what the fabric content is, storing has two main drawbacks:
    - over time ,any fabric will eventually take on an odour that is hard to wash out, or get rid of, and some may naturally discolour
    -certain fabric will permanently crease and begin to disintegrate due to the fibres being stretched where the fabric pieces are folded

  • Nancy Turner Nancy Turner on Dec 19, 2017
    I agree with using the clear totes. Just make sure the lids seal tight and don't get the ones that come together in the middle. Dust can get in them.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Dec 19, 2017
    Any style of boxes for storing fabric are only as good as far as you remember what you have (content, colour, amount) in your stash, and if you can access it easily.
    Have you considered using vertical or hang up methods?