Vintage Suitcase Storage

Hello everyone! Today I wanted to share a little organization project I did recently. As you may know, I love to sew, and like most people who love to sew, I’m a bit of a fabric hoarder.
It’s just so easy to hang on to fabric waiting for that “one day” project! The fact that my fabric hoarding is combined with my love of thrift shopping means I’ve accumulated quite a stash. Which poses the problem: “where do I put it all?”

My solution was to use some thrifted vintage suitcases as fabric storage containers. I made some labels using my mom’s Cricut and then had them laminated at the office supply store. I cut them out and then tied them to the handles with some thin ribbon. I used a dry erase marker to write on each label so they can be changed over and over- (which was good because I’ve already switched around the contents of them several times!). They all fit nicely under my new craft table and are easy to pull out and look through while still being cute and colorful.

Embarassingly enough, these (seven!) suitcases only hold about 2/3 of my entire fabric stash! Do you think I have a problem?

Hope you enjoyed! Do any of you use vintage suitcases for storage? For the sewing enthusiasts, how do you store and organize your fabric?