Monday, September 11, 2017

Repurposing A Sewing Basket for Jewelry Storage

Giving Second Life to An Old Sewing Basket

A few months ago, I found a larger sewing basket at Goodwill that better suited the amount of sewing paraphernalia I have accumulated. But, I couldn't bring myself to part with my older, smaller sewing basket.

This smaller basket had been a gift many years ago from my oldest sister and I couldn't bear to give it away. So, for these last months it has sat empty on a shelf in our spare bedroom. 

A couple of days ago, it dawned on me that this would be an excellent place to hold some of my costume jewelry that was sitting either loose on my dresser or in a couple of containers. This is much more organized, with room to see what I have.

There's even room on the lid to hang earrings, hair clips and tuck a bracelet in the pocket! 

Have you found different ways to use a sewing basket other than for sewing supplies? Can you think of some new ways? Hope you'll take a moment to share.

Until Next Time,


Karen said...

This is genius! One day I'll inherit my mom's sewing basket and I'm going to do this! What a perfect way to preserve an older treasure that has so much meaning, and give it new life and a new job to do! I love this!! Thank you for the inspiration Debbie. In fact, my mom no longer uses her sewing basket so I might just have to ask if I can have it this week when I go over! : ) She'd be happy to see it get a new home and have a new purpose!

Debbie Styles Life said...

Glad you like the idea, Karen. I can't believe it took me so long to think of using the basket this way!

Sharon said...

What a clever and creative idea, Debbie! I really, really enjoyed this post. I love anything related to sewing, and i like to see how items can be repurposed. Using your sewing basket to hold jewelry works perfectly. Please keep sharing your creative ideas.

Debbie Styles Life said...

Thank you, Sharon. I can't believe I thought of this! Ha!