Saturday, February 20, 2010

stash busting!

Purging and destashing are big in our house right now, and one of the areas I've needed to tackle is my sewing stash. I've been slowly working at it, buttons are organized; notions are organized and cleared out. I'm just about to finish a huge purge of my vintage pattern collection, and next I need to start tackling the fabric. Now, I have nothing compared to serious fabric stashers, believe me. But, I need to get it moving out of here. See this?

fabric organization

I took that almost two years ago. And I still have probably 75% of that fabric (no, that isn't my stash! it's just one shelf I photographed.)

And as it turns out, destashing seems to be in the air....tons of people have gotten the urge to purge. And now, there's even a support group/pledge going -- and I've taken the pledge! Everyone's doing it in their own fashion -- my personal goal is to work through everything I've got and either sew it up, sell it off or donate it. All I want left at the end of this year are fabric lengths that are for a specific project; basics that are good to have on hand; and I'm sure I will give a pass to a few import/vintage fabrics that I just can't let go of. And from now on, only buy fabric I have a definite use for. No more stashing! If you have more fabric than you know what to do with, why don't you join us in...



  1. No way, not me. I've just extended the house, so that I have space to store my fabric! LOL
    Good on ya though! :) Would Em wear a Manhattan dress? That would use up some fabric. ;-)

  2. I can't put my finger on it exactly, but it makes me happy to look at that picture!

  3. This is an excellent post summarising the challenge and motivations way better than I could/have! Great to have you on board. Thanks for your comment on the Fabric Swap post, much appreciated. Oh and don't forget, the fabric swap is now ON! xx

  4. I'm in favor of just about all purging, so good for you! Alas, I guess I will have to refrain from my fun fabric-browsing and -buying adventures in the form of buying you a Christmas present. I've enjoyed it so.
    Glad to see your fun projects up here again!


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