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An easy Fabric Folding Tutorial! I went fabric shopping Saturday and was so excited to get home and… No, not sew, put my fabric on the shelf. It’s a little sad, I know. I’ve started to hoard the stuff. Just when I think I have enough I get a new pattern and then want to get new fabric and start the vicious cycle all over again.
Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!

Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!
Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!

I fell in love with some cardboard fabric folders but they are something like $6/ board. I decided I’d cut up some cardboard boxes to the sizes I want until I realized that would take forever. After a few Google searches, I found some comic book boards that would work. I got 100 for about $11 on Amazon. I thought I’d give a little fabric folding tutorial.
Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!
I had scrap fabric stuck in a corner of my living room and decided to wrap them and conserve space by settling them on my book shelf.
Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!

Here are some photo demos of how I did it for fabric and scrap fabric, let me know if you have questions about this fabric folding tutorial.

Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!

Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized! Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!

Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!

Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!

Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!
Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!
Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!
Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!
Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!
Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!

Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized! Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!

Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!
 Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!
Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!
Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!
 Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!
Here's a simple and affordable way to fold the fabric in an easy fabric folding tutorial. This will be an easy way to get all your fabrics organized!
I hope this fabric folding tutorial was helpful! If you did a craft this week, link up, I’d love to see!
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Erin Marie says:

Nice. I have my yardage and fat quarters folded the same size and in a drawer, but didn’t even think of folding my scrap fabric (anything less than 1/4 yd).

I think I’ve settled on cutting 5″ strips or 2.5″ if there’s not enough, but since I’m a quilter, that makes sense. If I were making dresses, it wouldn’t.

I’d love to put away fabric myself if I had it all organized like you. While my fabric is organized, my sewing room is not, so I have a pile that I need to deal with soon.

Thanks for that tutorial. I wish I had some fabric to fold. I do have a recipe for hair gel that I’ll be posting on my blog! I’ll be sure to link up. How’s Lil J doing? Hopefully much better!

Jennifer – you amaze me. There are you are, a young mother, a working professional, I’m assuming you’re doing something at church as well, and you are making time to organize your home, enjoying a hobby, and blogging!

Pardon me while I go doggie paddle. That’s the best I can do.

You rock!

toi says:

lovely folding… DONE! 🙂

Natalia says:

That makes me want to go out and buy a bunch of fabric, not to actually sew anything with it, just to have the perfectly lined up fabric shelf.

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Sharron Keck says:

I’ve been trying to think of a way to store those scraps – thanks for your tutorial!

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Sandy Taylor says:

I really like that it shows how to do the bigger ones and the smaller ones that are kind of oddly shaped. I have so many boxes of fabric that I forget about. This will organize and make a nice display.

Roxie says:

Wow! Thank you for this. So simple, yet a complete genius idea. I’m going to spend the week organising now.

pat says:

Your pieces of leftover fabric are so neat! I have tails all over and little hanging pieces. And since I sew for dolls, even these little “tails” and “hanging pieces” are often used. Those are my problems.

Betty-Anne says:

Hi Jennifer
What a great tutorial. My mom was a seamstress and I learned how to sew at an early age. I have a 1947 Singer to sew with and a lot of fabric. Organizing my fabric like this will make it so much easier to plan projects. And it will look beautiful and inspiring. I have such a long list of things I want to make.

Rebecca says:

Hi Jennifer, I’m glad I stumbled upon your blog. I continuously struggle to keep my fabric organized and your tip about using the comic book cardboard was great Do you wash and iron the fabric before using and placing on the board? Right now the way I have them in storage would require ironing 🙁 before I put them on the boards which seems really time consuming Great tutorial!

Martha Strickland says:

Wow Jennifer – what a clever idea!! I just inherited two lovely curio cabinets and my plan is to put all my fat quarters and other smaller pieces in there so they will be on display not only for easier use in finding what you want but also to have them as a decoration. I wasn’t sure how I was going to do it but this is perfect! Getting my cabinets Monday so perfect timing!

Judy says:

Love it and thanks somuch!!

Glad you found it helpful Judy! 🙂

Carole says:

Hi, what sizes did you make your boards please?

I followed your lead and I’m SO glad I did! Now when I want to sew a small purse or something I can easily see what I actually DO have… 😉 I admit there are lots of baskets but still. Not having to dive into grocery bags and what not is GREAT! So thank you so so much! 🙂

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Betty Brown says:

You are amazingly organized!

Robin says:

Jennifer what size cardboard did you use for the scraps? Looks like maybe a 3 1/2x 3 1/2 but wanted to make sure first.
Love the way you organized your room. I hope to be organized like you are some day….soon I hope.

Jennifer says:

They’re about 7×10 in. Hope that helps! I just used comic book boards. So handy!!

Betty-Anne says:

I painted a dresser that was long with shallow drawers (about half the depth of average drawers and used the dividers from liquor store boxes. Love opening those drawers to choose fabric.

Anita says:

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mary says:

I really needed this tutorial right now. So much fabric, so little time, can’t stand to pitch scraps when I often use them as a quilter. Now I am ready for a big organizing project. You inspire me.

Libby says:

Thank you, thank you, thank you! Your suggestion about the comic book boards is ingenious. They are inexpensive and they are safe to be in contact with the fabric. My order just arrived from Amazon. Now I’m off to begin organizing.

Karen Propes says:

Many Thanks for sharing your talents. I think this would help anyone that has fabric scraps, no matter the size. I have mine in 3 big tubs and just fumble through it when I need something small. Now I can organize everything and save the time later when I need some fabric. I love it.

Dorothy says:

When they are folded that nice they are pretty enough to display in the living room bookcase especially in the house of a quilter

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