One of the best ways to do things faster in the sewing room is to not spend a ton time looking for things you need, like notions or tools. When I got Cindy, my new HQ Sweet 16, I knew I’d want to have a second set of certain things like snips, pincushion, and the like, but I also got another set of small tools specific to Cindy.
Rather than run out and buy a fancy organizer, I wanted to be cost conscious. I dug up an old Aurifil thread box, snipped out two of the dividers with a set of dykes from the toolbox, and voila! Now all the bits and bobs and needles for Cindy are in place that fit in the small shelf under the bed of the machine.