I love coming up with systems for things. So, when Stitch People began to grow, I enjoyed figuring out what to do to organize and consolidate all my “stitch stuff.” I do share a room in my home with my husband that functions as our office space, but as opposed to limiting myself to stitching in that one place, I created myself something I lovingly call my “stitch station.”
Made from IKEA’s RÅSKOG utility cart, (I’m a HUGE IKEA FAN!) my “stitch station” (or “stitch stache”) can come with me all around the house. It holds all my important stitching materials, and everything I need is right at hand. The Raskog cart is my favorite. It comes in cream, turquoise and dark gray, and since the creation of my “stitch stache”,IKEA has released a few other carts that look fabulous for this purpose, like the RISATORP cart.
The three deep bins of the cart help everything to stay nicely contained, and the metal is durable and sturdy. I use other organizers within the cart to keep everything even more organized and consolidated.
In the top bin, I store some magazines and pattern books, as well as my Aida fabric and a plastic container for extra pens, pencils, scissors, chapstick and other necessities I like to keep close by. The plastic pencil container looks a lot like this Kate Spade pencil cup, which I really like, but is actually repurposed packaging from a GoPro camera.Go figure! If I didn’t have that GoProp packaging on hand, however, I might consider using a simple mason jar, or purchasing something simple and pretty.
The middle bin contains a stackable plastic container, and a little plastic basket that house extra floss skeins, wooden embroidery hoops, finished sample Stitch People portraits, and other odds and ends, like extra needles, cardboard bobbins, markers, and colored pencils. I also keep a snack handy in the second bin (I’m currently really digging Emerald cocoa, vanilla and cinnamon almonds. DELICIOUS!)
The bottom bin is where I house my working containers of embroidery flosses and tools, as well as my very-well-loved copy of Do-It-Yourself Stitch People.
I love my “stitch station”! It keeps everything I need at my side and I really enjoy organizing, sorting and de-cluttering it.
Where do you work and do crafts? Where do you keep your materials? Tell us all about it in the comments, below!
Have a wonderful day!
Disclosure: I wrote this post out of a genuine love for my stitch station and the products I’ve found, on my own, to organize it. Some of the links in this blog post are affiliate links, meaning if you were to purchase these products, 4% of the purchase would go to me. All opinions are my own. No one has sponsored or paid for this post.