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Fabric Organizer - Wood Frame with Slots for Dowels!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013
I posted 2 years ago about a fabric organizer that hung on my sewing room door.  People liked it, 'pinned' it and asked questions on how I made it... but after a while the organizer became a problem.  With the weight of my fabric it was pulling the door off the hinges!

Here's my new invention - and it is SO much better!




I bought 3 2x3's that were 8 feet tall.  I cut one board for the 2 short ends (decide how wide you want your organizer).  I marked where I wanted me dowel slots and cut the slots out with my router (my husband helped).  I attached all the pieces for the frame with long screws and put some wood buttons over the screw heads to hide.  Sand and stain!  Last, I cut my dowel rods the length I needed.

I love this organizer because it is floor-to-ceiling and I can move it easily if I need.  I can slide the whole organizer down to reach the top and I can also remove the dowels or space them out as needed. 

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6 comments on "Fabric Organizer - Wood Frame with Slots for Dowels!"
  1. Very clever - this looks like a brilliant solution for keeping ironed fabrics neatly at hand.

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  2. This is great just what I've been searching for. I must get my husband to make this right away---I hate nhaving my fabric in bins and out of sight. Thanks for the post.

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  3. i will do this with an old crib side - thx for the idea!

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  4. I need to build 4 of these immediately! Could you please specify how far apart you made the slots? and how long are the slots? and what angle are the slots? Please help, I am desperate to fit my sewing into a 12 foot space that is only 7 foot wide - I love how these hardly take up any room at all!

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    1. The slots are about 2-inches apart, and about 1/2-inch deep. The angle of the slot doesn't have to be that drastic, just a slight dip so the dowels won't pull out accidentally. If I remember right I just did simple marks on the wood and free-handed the slots with a router. Definitely not the most ideal/exact way to do it but that was our only option at the time!

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