Fabric Folding & Organizing Tips for Storage or Travel

Tara Rex
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Duration:   2  mins

Fabric folding is a key element in keeping your sewing studio neat and organized. Tara Rex shares great fabric folding tips for both stacking and storing fabric as well as packing it in a tote for travel to a sewing retreat.


When it comes to storing fabric in a sewing studio, most of us not only want our fabric to stay neat and organized, but we want to be able to see it too. This typically means that the fabric gets stacked on a shelf, but that can be difficult with different sizes and types of fabric. Tara shares several fabric folding tips that can help you on your way to learning how to organize your sewing supplies.

She shows how to fold the fabric whether it is brand new or pieces have already been cut from it. While each piece of fabric may not fold to the exact same size, keeping them fairly even and equal will help make them easier to stack and less likely to fall over.


Sewing and quilting retreats and becoming more and more popular, meaning people are traveling with their sewing supplies and fabric more often. Tara shares several tips for folding fabric to fit into totes or bags for traveling. She also shares her favorite methods of storing and transporting her fabric, which includes plastic bags for smaller projects and old sheet bags for larger projects. She also explains how they are both great ways to store projects that you are currently working on.

Keeping fabric and pattern pieces from a project together can make starting it again much easier if you’ve had to take some time away from it to work on something else. These little sewing room organization tips are great to help keep both your fabric and sewing studio nice and tidy.