How I organized my interfacing – for less than $5!

Do you hoard your left over bits of interfacing?  See my easy method to organize your interfacing scraps so you can easily find what you need!

I’m pretty stingy when it comes to interfacing.  Not that I avoid using it, but that I don’t like throwing out m y scraps.  Why cut into a big piece of interfacing when  a scrap will do?  Or a combination of scraps, like this fancy number I pulled recently.

Easy way to organize your interfacing - for less than $5!

Holding on to your scraps means that you need to have a good organizational system.  Otherwise, it all end up in a big stack together.  Or a big bin, because that’s a little bit neater.

This is how I originally stored my interfacing, in a bin on the shelf.  That’s no good.

Easy way to organize your interfacing - for less than $5!

I have some bolts and rolls of interfacing that I store further down the shelf, but my smaller pieces (the ones I buy by the yard) are all folded up and placed in this bin.  You can see all the scraps piled on top!

Yesterday I tackled this interfacing bin and came up with a better solution.

Easy way to organize your interfacing - for less than $5!

AND thanks to back-to-school sales, it cost me less than $5!

Here’s what I did.  It’s so easy to organize your interfacing – I don’t know why I didn’t do this before!

I sorted my interfacing by type, and then stored each type in a separate folder.  Target had the folders for $.24 each, and a pack of labels for $1 in the Dollar Spot.

Easy way to organize your interfacing - for less than $5!

Inside each folder, the left pocket holds the smaller scraps and the right pocket holds the larger pieces.

Easy way to organize your interfacing - for less than $5!

If I had particularly big or bulky pieces of interfacing, I just tucked them inside the folder (but not in a pocket) so it would be easy to find them if I needed them.

In a perfect world, I’d have the folders standing up in the bin like this, so I could thumb through them like files.

Easy way to organize your interfacing - for less than $5!

Easy way to organize your interfacing - for less than $5!

But there’s not room on my bookcase, so I’ll just keep them flat in the bin.  The folders are still easy to thumb through when I need to find a particular kind of interfacing, and the pockets inside will help me make efficient use of all my scraps!

Easy way to organize your interfacing - for less than $5!

In other news: Apparently I had way more fusible lightweight interfacing than I thought I did.  Amazing what you find when you clean through your stuff!

Want a peek at the rest of my sewing studio?  Here’s what it looks like when I’ve gotten it all cleaned up!

Easy way to organize your interfacing - for less than $5!

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4 Comments

  1. Denise August 8, 2016 at 2:25 am

    This is brilliant!

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  3. Mila Kette September 2, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Wow, you make me ashamed of my mess… I also feel inspired! 🙂

    Reply
  4. https://www.youtube.com December 9, 2016 at 5:01 pm

    I want to to thank you for this great read!! I certainly enjoyed every little bit of
    it. I have you saved as a favorite to check out new things you post?

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