The Sew Cute Studio

I’ve been working on a revamp of my sewing studio for a few months now. It’s unusual for me to not get down to business and finish a project before moving on to the next thing. I’ve been trying to take my time with this so that I have the things I way I want them instead of just settling for what I can get.

The latest part of this piecemeal approach has been new storage for my buttons. I replaced my one big jar of button with a June Tailor Button Bank back in December. It became obvious very quickly that the Button Bank was not the tool for me. I had to dump out all of the buttons in one channel to find the ones I wanted and the design of the jar often allowed other button colors to jump ship. It just made me nuts!

I knew I wanted individual jars for each color but struggled to find the right jars. I wanted something with personality but I also wanted enough matching jars because I can’t do the different styles and/or sizes thing. I sort of stumbled upon these jars at Hobby Lobby and knew they’d be perfect — especially because they were on sale for $1 each!

The lids were originally shiny metal but that was too boring. I primed them then spraypainted them red. I printed out labels and used a scalloped edge circle punch to add a little more interest. I love how they turned out! Definitley cooler than the Button Bank and I think they’re better suited to how I work, too.

18 Replies to “The Sew Cute Studio”

  1. I totally love these!!! So what font did you use for the colors? I have not seen that before, but I love it!
    I wish I had a Hobby Lobby close as I would definitely steal….ahem….borrow this idea. It looks great!

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  2. I keep my buttons in one big bowl and althought I kind of like the grabbling through it, I have to admit it’s not really the most efficient way to handle things 🙂 I like the jars you picked. I bet it looks lovely, having a couple of them standing besides eachother on a shelf!

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  3. Very nice! And cheaper than the peach chutney, horseradish and mint sauce I have to keep buying so that I can have the matching jars for my buttons! Can’t believe I have been sending the jars to the recycling for so long – now I am short a few lids!

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  4. I love these! Very sweet. Would love to see how you store those in your studio!

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  5. Very cute! Boo hoo, I miss Hobby Lobby.

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  6. So cute! The scallop tags are perfect!

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  7. Love the jar! It reminds me of a lolly (candy) jar my Nana had on her bench (you know she still has it and brings it out for me to raid whenever I go over there)Yum!

    Great idea to sort by colour!

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  8. Love this idea! Now that I am starting my craft room from scratch, I may have to steal it from you!

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  9. I am so embarrassed. My mother started me off with a collection of vintage buttons in an old rusty Sucrets tin and things have not improved much since then. I’ve got bone buttons in ziplock bags stashed away in drawers and costume boxes, lucite buttons in tins and plastic boxes hiding on shelves, etc…

    Someone save me from the chaos! I’ll make tea and macaroons and make you laugh. Just organize my studio, please?

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  10. CUTE! How big are these? I am thinking about some ‘different’ storage for some of my office supplies, but am at a loss for what to use.

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  11. Clever idea dn generous suggestion!

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  12. Obviously I need typing lessons or just to practice a review, sorry about the typo!

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  13. This is a great idea! We use pb, pickle, and jelly jars in the garage. This will be perfect in my office… $1 each is a good price. How big are they?

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  14. Love those! I’m a visual person and forget about things I can’t see, so that’s a great idea!

  15. Oh do I ever love these! I will be raiding my Hobby Lobby, fingers crossed that they have these and that they’re also $1! Then I shall request (nag, beg, plead) with hubby to add new shelves for my new button jars. I’m thinking I need one for all my needles. Another one for bias tape. Another for ric-rac. Oh this could become exciting!! 😛 Thanks for the idea!

  16. What a neat idea!! I’m loving all the cool vintage jars to store all of my notions. It’s easy to see and stylish!

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