The Fabrics of Life

Do you ever have something that you will get as much of as possible if you get it for free or really cheap?  You know, like food or clothes or home decor.  If you don’t have something like this, you are lucky.  But if you do, you know my pain.

Because for me, this addiction is fabric.

I love fabric: to decorate with, to make clothes with, or even to make pillows with.  I have fabric that I won in the Make It Yourself With Wool contest, I have fabric that I have bought from JoAnn’s or Hobby Lobby, and I have fabric that I have gotten for free from other people.  And it would be okay if I actually had a use for all of this fabric.  But for now, this is what my fabric closet looked like.


Now, I did bring some of this fabric to my apartment to try to sell rice bags to fellow students and friends.  But, it didn’t really work out…so I brought it all home and made this mess in my fabric closet.  And as I looked at my fabric, I decided to organize it all to put into a nice neat closet.

I took all the fabric out and nicely threw it on the floor.  This way, I was able to start fresh in the organization of my fabric closet.  As I started to put some of the fabrics away, I went through and found some that I didn’t want to keep anymore.  Either they weren’t my style or there wasn’t enough fabric to try to make something out of.


So here is my clean closet!


Let’s start from top to bottom.  On the top shelf I have the neutral colors: black, white, and brown.  I also have wool on the top shelf that wasn’t long enough to put on boards and stood up on the bottom shelf.  The second shelf has all of my pink, red, and purple fabric.  These are my favorite colors, so they got a shelf to themselves.


The bottom shelf has the blues and greens and also some small boards that were too small for the bottom shelf.  There wasn’t too much, so it isn’t too crowded.  The bottom of the closet has all the boards with a lot of fabric on them.  Some of these are cotton fabrics, some are wool, and then there are other miscellaneous fabrics.


My fabric closet looks so clean!  I am happy that I set aside a little time to organize this.

But I need some help.  I have these two fabrics that I absolutely love, but I have no idea what to do with them.  I am looking for suggestions on what to do with this fabric.  If you have any suggestions, please write them in the comments.


Leave a little Sparkle wherever you go -Lauren

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3 thoughts on “The Fabrics of Life

  1. joylovefood says:

    Wow, that is a lot of fabric! Many wonderful projects are just waiting to be made. Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend? I hope you’ll join us again this Monday morning 🙂


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