Hi everyone! I’m new to the forum but I’ve already posted a few times. I live in Palmyra, NJ right across the bridge from Philadelphia where I grew up. And I’m about 20 minutes away from Philly’s historic Fabric Row. I know, I’m very lucky.
Mostly, I sew Home Dec but when I was younger I made darn near everything I wore except underwear. I remember when pants were just becoming acceptable for women to wear but I’m tall and have long legs so I had to make all my pants and slacks. Oh, wow, did I just date myself!
When the weather is nice I do some small woodworking projects. Last year I decided my thread situation had gotten waaaaay out of hand. Drawers of thread, boxes of thread, thread everywhere! So I made myself a thread cabinet. Its 48″ wide by 36″ tall and 4″ deep, filled with shelves just high enough to hold thread spools. I put a small lip on the shelves so the thread wouldn’t fall off. I put double doors on it with peg board on the front of the doors. Now all my scissors, rotary cutters, rulers and other sewing tools hang on the door fronts. And my sewing desk actually has room for my machine. I only had one problem. My hubby isn’t handy at all so I had to hire someone to help me hang the dang thing! LOL!