- Heavy fabrics (denim, cord, wool etc)
- Cottons by colour - Blue/ green, Reds & Pinks, Pale Patterned/Whites
Blue and green fabrics (and one that's obviously white, for some reason!)
To organise my dressmaking fabrics, I measured the length and width of each piece and rolled them all up. Using rubber bands to secure them, I also added a card label with the measurements and whether it was washed on one side, and on the other I put the source and price - if I remembered.
Having done this, I can now tell you that I have 72 metres of lighter weight fabric for tops and dresses. Doesn't that sound like a lot to fit in this basket? I feel like it's a fairly well-honed selection of fabrics. I have a good idea what I would do with most pieces, it's just a matter of getting the opportunity. I haven't yet added up the total length of my jersey and heavyweight fabrics, although they are all labelled.
As my stash is at the minute, I'm really at maximum storage capacity and adding much more would make me feel a bit anxious and overwhelmed. I haven't bought fabric from a fabric shop since April - I did buy some denim from a charity shop, but that was too good to miss, plus it's such a useful basic.
How do you organise your fabric? Any more tips for moth control?!