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I have gradually amassed quite a collection of different feet for my Janome.  To start off with they all fitted in this little wooden box.  Trouble is, every time I wanted one I had to dig out the box and tip them all out to find the one I wanted.

I cast about for different ideas, tried some little drawers, and ended up using my embroidery floss storage box (here or for the U.S. here).  It's ideal in that the dividers go right to the top and the lid clips on securely, so the feet can't get out of their compartments even if it is on end or even upside down!  (I have filled it, so if I buy any more I will have to buy another box!)

I made map of what was there and fitted it inside the lid (like a chocolate box selection!)  

I finished it off with a printed label for the lid.  

and now I keep it on my little bookshelf (along with my Sewing Machine Needle Organizer) as it takes up very little room and is far more handy!

I love being organised!

Craft Design Portable Craft Organizer Purple

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Comment by Karen on August 15, 2016 at 5:44pm

Hi Beverly

If you do get to post a photo you will be a Star!


Comment by Beverly Pugh on August 15, 2016 at 2:37am

Hello Karen,

I did get my needle organizer done, but I have not covered it yet. I showed it to my mom and she said "I want one!" So I guess I will be making another one. I will try and get a picture so I can post it. Thank you for this great download. 

Comment by Karen on August 6, 2016 at 6:08pm

Hi Melody, my needle organizer is here.  It is a free download of the both the pages to print off and the instructions to assemble them.  There are also extra pages and and how to cover the binder.  

I believe people have used them to make their own Sewing Machine Needle Organizers, but no-one has ever shown me a picture of their finished Organizer!  

Comment by Melody Lema on August 6, 2016 at 1:59am

Hi, I am brand new, and all because of the organization.  I went to get my empty boxes, and put my feet in them.  The only two that didn't fit was my flower foot, and my ruffler.  What I would like to know is the needle organizer.  I am desperately trying to figure out a method to organize all of my needles.  I see you mentioned a needle keeper.  Where could I find out about that.

Comment by Phyllis Chambliss on April 30, 2015 at 7:12pm

I do the same thing, but I have to write the names of the feet down

  thank you.

Comment by Brenda Garner on April 15, 2015 at 2:49am
Great idea. Thanks for sharing. Brenda
Comment by Karen on July 19, 2014 at 3:37pm

Hi Poshepoche

Hm, I think to rate 'epoustouflante' I should have printed fancy labels, and maybe put a little cushion in each section to stop them rattling about!  

Maybe you should set yourself a target of trying out all your feet!  I recently used my narrow hem (Hemmer) foot for the first time, and was amazed it did exactly as it should!  Bit like when I used the Binder foot, fiddly to start with, but it really does do the job.  I have yet to use my straight stitch foot, and must confess I will probably never use the invisible zipper foot!

Comment by Poshepoche on July 19, 2014 at 10:13am

Oh my, what a brilliant idea ~ I have gathered so many feet (most of which I don't have a clue on how to best use) and boxing them up like that with natty little labels is brilliant (even epoustouflante ~ my favourite word at the moment ~ "stunning/breathtaking") 

Comment by Kiki Polglase on April 19, 2014 at 9:52am

Absolutely brilliant, Karen - you've done it yet again ! Oh, how I wish I had your sort of creative brain ! x

Comment by Kay Adams on April 16, 2014 at 8:31pm

Katie what a gppd idea to use the pill boxes.  I have three machines and have the feet all mixed up

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