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

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.

How I organized my 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 stored my interefacing, in a bin on the shelf.

How I organized my 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.

How I organized my 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 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.

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

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

How I organized my 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.

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

How I organized my 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!

How I organized my 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!

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4 Comments

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

    This is brilliant!

    Reply
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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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