I’m not gonna lie, I’m a bit of a compulsive organiser. I do love to have everything a nice neat box, or several, and to be able to get to what I’m looking for as easily as possible.
Last year, I reorganised my sewing room and put all my haberdashery into a divider box. However, as time went by, I realised that this is not the best solution for items that I need to use very often, especially for my sewing machine needles. It really annoyed me to dig under the table, open the box, close the box etc. So I have been looking for options for this and came across a brilliantly simple idea: PILL BOX DISPENSERS.
I did a bit of research trying to find the ones with the most suitable size, that will fit a standard Schmetz sewing needle box (that’s the brand I mostly buy). This is a jumbo seven days pill organiser, that I bought for less than £2 from Amazon. They fit absolutely perfectly and one compartment will take up to 6-7 needle boxes.
Two boxes were enough for all my needle categories, including all Universal available thicknesses. I even have a few spare compartments.
By using stick-on labels, I know what’s where, and because the boxes are clear, I can easily see the ‘stock’ and when I need to reorder the next batch. I just have them on a shelf near my swing machine and we’re in business.
How do you store your sewing machine needles?