Monday, 21 January 2013
Some handy hints for storing fabrics.
Many customers have been picking up fabrics for up and coming projects, we even have some Easter fabrics in the sale so they don't need to wait long before they can get sewing. However some people felt they couldn't take full advantage of the sale as they were concerned about storing fabrics until they were needed.
Hence this little post about how I personally store some of my fabrics. Here is a very heavy cotton which one day I may finally get around into turning into a waistcoat. (most fabric, if left near me for long enough will turn into a waistcoat). This is 112cm wide and there's about 3 metres in the photo.
By carefully folding the fabric I can fit it into a sturdy A4 ziplock bag. Gently squeezing all the air out before zipping the back shut helps reduce the amount of space the fabric takes up. In the bag it is protected from most pests that can try to get into the fabric as well as pet hair. You can buy A4 ziplock bags from many stationary shops, although I got mine on E-bay.
Simple little steps like this can make a huge difference to the pleasure you get from sewing, as well as helping you spend your time more efficiently.
By the way, if you wish you could shop in our sale but live too far away from a Fabric8 shop then check out our clearance section on our website at http://www.fabric8online.co.uk/