Five Upcycled Fabric Storage Solutions

fabric folded around cardboard record album covers

You have a lot of fabric. How do you store it?

An eco-friendly fabric storage system needs to allow you to be organized. If you know what you have and where it is, then it’s easier to own only what you need and use, and to pass on the rest to another place where it will be useful.

Most of all, however, an eco-friendly fabric storage system needs to allow you to be organized without placing extra burdens on the environment. The best molded plastic closet storage system in the world is still made of petroleum by-products, and those new shelves that you built…they’re not cut from old-growth forests, or chock-full of formaldehyde, are they?

If you’re dreaming about a new way to organize your fabric, check out these five storage solutions that are constructed from eco-friendly upcycled materials:

fabric stored by the bolt in an old grape containerDo you buy fabric by the bolt? Bunny Hill Designs used an old grape container that holds entire bolts of fabric and adds to her decor. Crates made from broken-down pallets would have that same worn, antique look.

[Image by Bunny Hill Designs, used with attribution]

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2 thoughts on “Five Upcycled Fabric Storage Solutions”

  1. I love that work “upcycled”. I think I like the
    wine rack one best. I’ve actually seen people use wine racks for closet storage
    in small rooms too. They just roll jeans up and pop them in. I do think that
    vintage glass jar looks great too though, even if you never used the fabric
    scraps – it just looks so pretty as it is.

    1. I bet jeans WOULD work well in a wine rack, or my husband’s work slacks, which he generally just balls up and stuffs back in his closet after they’ve been washed and dried, and then he pretends not to notice how wrinkled they are when he wears them again. Can he REALLY not see those wrinkles?

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