Sewing Organizer




This is a great organizer for any tailor/seamstress and also it's kind of an art on the wall. I can never find in the craft stores the perfect spools holder so I decided to create a little something for any busy tailor/seamstress. You can hang the board anywhere in the room and it keeps everything in place, organized. You don't have to waste time looking around, It's right there!!!
Makes life easier.

Step 1: Materials

2 Masonite pegboards 48 L X 24 W:
Upholstery material- 51 L X 27 W , plus another �pockets and pin cushion:
Batting -48L X 24W:
Sewing machine, scissors, thread, iron, pins, pliers, staple gun, 12 long wire, 1 yard ribbon
Bolts- 3- 1" length:
14 zinc fender washer-3/16 ~ 1 s-1/8~1

Step 2: First Step

The first thing you do is put both pegboards together matching the holes. Then measure about 4" from the top. Take two 1" bolts, two nuts and wire 12" long;
Screw the bolts in about 9 apart from the middle center and tight around the both ends of the wire. So now you are done with the part where you are going to hang the board;
Next thing you do is use that 1/2 yard of material and cut the pockets. Here I made 3 different sizes pockets;
-1 pocket- 3"W X 15" L.
-2 pocket - 7"W X 4"L.

-3 pocket- 9-1/2 "W X 6"L.
( you can use different sizes or variations of pockets)

hem the top edge of each pocket, use pins and place it in about 5 from the bottom of the material ( for the board 51" by 27") you leave the extra 3" that we are going to fold on the back of the board;
sew the pockets and iron for better look, then place the ribbon at the back edge of the pockets and sew the top of the ribbon at each side of all pockets. Now you have a little organized area where you can hang pens, markers, notes, cards, safety pins or anything you like.

Step 3: Second Step

Next place the materials with sewn pockets at the bottom side of the pegboards, and the batting in between. Measure 5" down from the top middle: make a little hole with scissors and place a 1" nut and secure it with a bolt in the back side: here you can hang a clock (in this case, also possible a calendar, monthly planner, painting)
Next step is to start putting bolts and nuts together through material to create the spools holder.
Measure from the top 14-1/2" down; you start from right to left placing a 3" bolt with nut, fender washer in between and tighten up with a nut on the back; screw the nuts as tight as possible; the holes are already in ( the pegboard) but you have to make a little hole in the material. Starting in order right to left you building the first row going down
Leave 3" space between the bolts and make 6 rows with the 3" bolts, and one last row with 2" bolts to fit the smaller spools( the 3" bolts also fit the smaller spools but it makes more comfortable with 2" bolts)

Step 4: Final Step

You are almost done! Now you have all the bolts on, check the back of the board and make sure the bolts are tight.
Fold the extra material on the back, grab the staple gun, and start stapling the material on the back; make sure you fold the corners tight; look at the front and check the material if its tight enough
And there you are!
Start putting your thread spools, magazines, calendar, rulers, zippers&etc.
Don't you love it?



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    13 Discussions


    3 years ago

    Yours is prettier than mine. I just bought a big box of 4" pegboard hooks online.


    3 years ago

    Is there a way to make the bolts angled upward instead of straight to the board so spools stay more secure on the bolts? I guess I'm asking if spools stay secure on the bolts or they may slide off, especially the serger thread spools?


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I like this, will have to try for my sewing room, great idea.

    rosa draconum

    11 years ago on Introduction

    For some reason all the measurements show up as things like "forty-eight a accent circonflex euro symbol" or "A accent circonflex one half" Help?

    2 replies

    10 years ago on Step 3

    Wow what a great idea, thank you.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    GREAT!!! I've been meaning to make something similar to this to keep all my sewing bits and pieces in order.

    1 reply

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Nicely done, great idea. You're a seamstress, why is a man a tailor and not a "seamster"? hehe

    1 reply

    11 years ago on Introduction

    Be sure to add a link to your item on Etsy if you'd like to participate in the Sew Useful Contest.