Lately, I have been showing you all around my new sewing wall in my studio apartment. One of the first projects I did that has been immensely helpful is organizing and displaying my presser feet!
I know from ready ze blogs that many of us have no idea what most of our presser feet are used for (Shanni Loves just started writing about hers from her new machine). The breakthrough for me was when I sat down with the Janome website and some useful articles to start looking these things up! The challenge, of course, was remembering which did what after I put them back in their packages. And storing them in all their packaging was becoming such a drag, especially in a small space like mine. I needed some way I could label all them and have them in handy reach.
The solution? A framed presser foot collection! Kind of like a butterfly collection, I mounted up all my presser feet in a frame and labeled each of them. So that I can easily take them down for use, I bought a pack of super small command hooks, bent them a little into shape, stuck them in rows in the frame, and then hung the presser feet by the needle-hole part of each foot (this works for everything but the zipper feet - dunno what I'm going to do about them). Aren't I a proud collector??
Again, this project definitely fits into my philosophy 'beautiful and useable' - decorating with important and every day things in your life. Would you be willing to display your sewing supplies as art?