Organize It: School Supplies for Stitchers

If ever there's a time for multi-tasking, it's during the back-to-school rush.  This year, why not take advantage of the souped-up aisles of the season, to score bargain solutions for crafty clutter? Here are just a few suggestions for using plain ol' supplies to house your favorite knitting & crochet tools!  

Pencil Zippies: Oblong pencil bags are perfect for keeping double-pointed needles in place!


Compartment Cases: These cute little cases work like a charm, for collecting stitch markers & holders, buttons, t-pins, etc.


Binder Pouches: Larger, flat pouches work great for keeping track of circular needles or yarn swatches. At under $1, they offer a cost-effective solution bringing order to tool-stash chaos. Buy a bunch, clip 'em into a binder and store your goodies on a bookshelf!

  Happy organizing! xx, Vickie


Thank you for the organization tips It is hard to fine items that do not cost so much. More tips please

I love the ideas! I used a jewelry organizer for my hooks, needles and accessories. I was even able to organize the hooks by size! It fold into thirds and fits easily into just about anything I carry. It's especially helpful since I carry my current crochet project with me wherever I go. :)

Someone who thinks like me! I love it. I also use plastic recipe boxes (larger size) for my ideas and pictures that inspire me. For those who also do cross stitch or embroidery, bar or cake containers are great for carrying those projects in.

I bought a pencil holder a couple of years ago from Staples and it had a picture of a kitten playing with a ball of yarn, so I thought what a great crochet hook holder! It is double, zipper pouch with enough room for my scissors, tape measure, hooks and assembly needles in it. A great buy for $1.00!

Great ideas, Vickie! :D