Monday, August 10, 2009

Vintage Sewing Rooms: storage cubes

Using cubes for storage in sewing rooms is nothing new—here’re some configuration ideas from the 1976 Reader’s Digest Complete Guide to Sewing.


Long, low arrangement provides bin, shelf, and drawer storage, stand-up slots for books or patterns. Tops make a convenient surface for sorting and selecting.


Stacked cubes supply flat shelving for fabrics, drawers in two depths. Shallow ones are excellent for keeping small items separate and accessible.


Cube combinations can be stacked to any desired height. If grouping will be free-standing, look for system that provides clips, pegs, or other means of holding the cubes together.


Work table of components is just one example of the many possibilities offered by combinations of separate parts. The top could be a flush door, a plastic-laminated slab, a rectangle of plywood; it could also be purchased large enough for cutting . . . . The storage units could also vary: both sides instead of one; stacked cubes as shown, a desk-type pedestal, or a modular base unit . . . .


~Michelle~ said...

that's awesome, thanks for sharing!

Kate quilts... said...

It all sounds and looks great. The kind of sewing space I dream about. The kind of sewing space my husband wishes I had. Also the size of sewing space I know I can't contain my stash in. I shall just have to resign myself to less stylish surroundings. ROFLMAO

Ooh, and I don't know if it's still of interest to you, but I have some Queen Elizabeth fabric.

Nanci said...

I just found your blog through your Pan Am quilt...what a great blog and I like your butter tarts too...same recipe as I use...
I will be it goes.
Your Queen quilt is awesome and lots of work there for sure!