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From: lendube
Date: 09-04-2006, 09:33 PM (1 of 13)
Glancing through circulars that come with the paper one Sunday I saw shoe bags for sale. It occured to me that a shoe bag would make a great organizational tool. I bought an over-the-door shoe bag that holds 24 pairs of large shoes. I chose a clear plastic and it's fabulous! I have compartments for ribbons, elastics, zippers, velcros, webbings, lace, and all sorts of odds and ends. I can see at a glance what I have and get to it very quickly. :up:

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From: habanerohutch
Date: 09-04-2006, 10:48 PM (2 of 13)
That is a great idea, and not terribly expensive, either. A great many standard notions and tools would fit in that.

I saw a similar over the door thingey for thread and the price was nearly $60. Needless to say, I did not order it. I can make one for a lot less than that.

Chile Pepper from Texas
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From: SheliaHC
Date: 09-05-2006, 07:49 AM (3 of 13)
It also works great for yarn storage if you happen to be a crocheter or knitter.

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From: Bekka
Date: 09-10-2006, 05:18 PM (4 of 13)
Just what the Dr. ordered!!! I was wondering how to get more "stuff" space and the thought of putting up another set of shelves was a little....well anyway.
Thanks Lennie!
User: Bekka
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From: lendube
Date: 09-10-2006, 06:05 PM (5 of 13)
You're welcome, Bekka!

I got mine at K-Mart and it was cheap - I'm thinking $12.00 or so for some reason. I put mine over a sliding closet door actually.

Glad to have helped someone with their clutter. It's a constant, isn't it?

Lennie :bluesmile
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From: Corinna29
Date: 09-10-2006, 06:34 PM (6 of 13)
That's a great idea! I'm really trying to use old supplies before I buy new & not having to dig thru a sewing box will make it that much easier.
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Member since: 07-30-2006
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From: Mom of Six
Date: 09-10-2006, 06:35 PM (7 of 13)
They also work great in the bathroom for toothpaste, hairbrushes, etc.
I made myself one out of a bath towel, I stitched small pockets just big enough for toothbrush handles.
Happiness is having time to sew!!
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From: Bekka
Date: 09-10-2006, 09:07 PM (8 of 13)
Like Corinna I'm trying to use supplies that I already have and not buy more because I can't fine em, only I have LOTS since I use to have a studio. Most of the notions are here already but I still have fabric in 2 different places other than sewing room. So this was a wonderful idea! DH has already built wall to wall drawers with shelves above to the ceiling. We might be moving at the end of next summer and once we are finally settled I want my studio back but instead of sewing for other designers I want to teach this time. In between studio closing (divorce) and now (remarried and all) I tought pre-K , spec.-Ed, and 1-6. I have been bitten by the teaching bug. I like the towel one too Mom of Six, dd#3 just might be getting one of those!
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From: Patty22
Date: 09-13-2006, 08:03 PM (9 of 13)
Going along with the theme of using shoebags for storage....

I saw this and thought it was a great way to recycle old shirts rather than purchasing the shoebags. These look really cute for a kids room.

I personally have the shoebags hanging in my hall closet to store gloves, scarves and hats.
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From: Tummy
Date: 09-13-2006, 10:52 PM (10 of 13)
Awsome, great idea.. I need one for the bathroom, never thought of using a shoebag though.. sweet, I can make that.. lol
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From: Sew-blessed
Date: 09-14-2006, 12:12 AM (11 of 13)
What a great idea! I have been needing something like that especially for my ribbon that I put on the diaper bags and purses I sew. I will just have to price one of those at Walmart! Thanks!

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From: Bekka
Date: 09-14-2006, 09:04 AM (12 of 13)
I filled my large shoe one with zippers, buttons and elastic. It cleaned out 3 drawers for me and I don't have to hunt. I even got a hanging sweater (8 shelves) for the sewing room closet. Now when I make something for a DD or whoever... they have their own shelf and I don't have to stack it somewhere and forget where. I'm really good at that ( putting something somewhere SAFE so I won't forget where I put it). Anyway I now have a couple of more shelves for when I go visit Mom and can get more fabric out of storage at their place. Just think........I might be all in one place...... just in time to....move. :shock:
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From: Dee Dee Warren
Date: 09-17-2006, 12:52 PM (13 of 13)
That's a very good idea.

Nice too forum look going on here.
Xena the Sewing Princess ~ I have many skills
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