Sew From Your Stash is a Facebook group that I joined recently. It is as it says - the aim is to sew completely from your fabric stash without succumbing to the lure of the siren call of the Fabric Store. LOL As I have WAY too much fabric for someone who doesn't actually have a sewing STORE, I felt it was a good thing for me to do. So I will share my 'Stash' here and over the next year, hopefully I will be able to reduce my stash down by heaps. The only Out Clause I am allowing myself is when I have a direct need - as in a birthday gift or the like - and I DON'T have that exact fabric. Example - I make a crayon roll for a child who loves dinosaurs but I don't have any suitable fabric. But buying fabric because it is cheap or on special or 'just because I MIGHT use it' is No Go!! So, here we go...I spent two days sorting and organising and clearing out my Fabric Stash for this Photo Shoot - believe me when I say that I probably threw out this much again! This is probably about 2/3 of my Fabric Stash.
The top of my shoulders just reached the top of the pile - so if I was facing this, my face would be looking directly at my red box of patterns on top
Inside my storage drawers
What my boxes look like inside
Side board is full as well - these are the 'special fabrics' that I don't want lost in the general Stash. Fabrics like the ones I used for Dragonett Lass' birthday gifts.
I know that I am missing a box of Christmas Fabric, which believe me when I say I am MOST perturbed about - as that fabric was supposed to be for THIS Christmas (was bought in the Sales beginning of this year) There is also about 60 metres of polar fleece missing - the kids steal my polar fleece seconds after it enters this house!! They love to use it for cubbies and blankets and the like. I am also missing two boxes of girls dress fabric - shirred dress fabrics to be precise and it is the real kick in the teeth!! 25 metres of shirred dress fabric that I was going to make into Summer clothes for Dragonett Lass. Ggggrrrrrrrrrr!!! But otherwise, this is now it! I literally can NOT fit even a FQ in anywhere, so now comes the task of using it all up!!