Sewing Baskets - Organize Yourself And Sew More Efficiently!

Sewing baskets are so useful for keeping all your basic sewing materials together. It is great to have one handy at home or even at the office.

It can be portable - perfect for taking along on a trip or to the cottage to have handy for all those creative sewing projects. 

Choose From All Shapes And Sizes

There are many types of baskets available, ranging from small easy to carry portable baskets of various sizes to freestanding units with drawers.

As well as being useful, baskets can be charming and beautiful as well. You might even pick a fabric covered one to coordinate with the decor of a certain room! Sewing baskets can be as detailed as you can imagine them to be.

A sewing basket makes a great personal gift. Even for a person who doesn't sew often, it is handy to be able to grab that little basket to sew on a button or fix a seam. No more hunting through the house for what you need!

Your basket does not have to be expensive, flashy or fancy. Its purpose is for organizing your sewing tools and supplies. Some people find a simple fishing tackle box works well with all its tiny compartments - easy for organizing!

Where Could You Buy Your Sewing Basket?

Visit your local Craft or fabric stores. They will have a selection to look over. You will find larger choices available at some of the national chain stores.

Online stores have wonderful collections. A simple search will bring you many interesting options. Here's a site you can explore that carries a wide variety of baskets:

What Should You Keep In Your Sewing Kit?

plastic sewing basket

Here's a couple of ideas for a basic sewing kit. Of course, if you do other forms of needlework or you will want to include your specific tools as well.

  • Threads of various colors and weights - You could buy prepackaged assorted thread kits ready to go.
  • Sharp scissors suitable for cutting fabric as well as thread (keep these scissors to be used only for sewing)
  • Small Scissors for trimming thread
  • Flexible Fabric Measuring Tape
  • Sewing Gauge or Small Ruler
  • Assortment of Hand Needles - Get a variety pack consisting of many sizes.
  • Needle Threader
  • Erasable Chalk pencil, available in several colors
  • Magnetic Pin holder - This makes it easy to pick up your pins in one swipe
  • Straight Pins
  • Seam Ripper
  • Thimble
  • Bodkin - for threading Elastic or cording through a casing
  • Snaps and Hooks
  • Spare Buttons of various sizes
  • Liquid Ravel Preventer - Apply this clear liquid to the raw edge of a fabric and prevent further fraying. The brand I have is called "Fray Check" It stiffens when dried and withstands laundering.
  • Safety Pins - various sizes
  • "Stitch Witchery" or a similar product. It is an iron-on, glue-bond strip used to fuse two pieces of fabric together.

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