Spring Cleaning Your Sewing Room


Spring is here, and it’s time to start spring cleaning! Not your whole house though – that would be silly. Let’s just focus on the important thing – spring cleaning your sewing room!

As you’re sorting and decluttering, don’t forget to make a list of the supplies you need to stock up on!

Let’s start with an easy one (or at least, not as emotional as some of the things coming!). Sort through your pin cushion and remove any bent or rusty pins. It’s amazing how many of them I have. I didn’t realise I’m so rough on my pins.

Sort through your pins and needles

Replace the blade on your rotary cutter and have your scissors sharpened. You’ll be so much happier when you next cut into your fabric after you’ve done this.

Look after your cutting tools

If you use a self-healing cutting mat, give it a good clean. The National Quilter’s Circle has a blog post with details of how to clean and moisturise your cutting mat.

Don’t forget your cutting mat!

If you’re anything like me, you’ll slowly have the glue from iron-on interfacing and other gunk slowly building up on your iron. Give your iron some love with these tips from Thrifty and Chic.

Clean your iron

If you have a trusted repair-person, send your sewing machine in for a professional service to make sure everything is running smoothly.

Service your sewing machine

Now for the hard part. It’s time to sort through your fabrics.

Sort your fabric stash (including fabric scraps)

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