The requirements for the badge are to put together a basic sewing supply kit - various colored threads, scissors, needles, pins, etc. - and to make a pin keeper of some sort. Since I've been sewing off and on for years, I already had those supplies and more. My issue is finding them when I need them. I have a tendency to lay things down wherever is handy while I'm working. "A place for everything and everything piled haphazardly." Think I'm exaggerating? See for yourself.
There's a trash can under the table, but obviously my aim stinks. The plastic tote and the shopping bag on the floor of the closet hold my fabric stash - but the stash has outgrown the space and when I'm looking for something, everything gets dumped. Same with my sewing tools. You can't see it in this shot, but there is a lovely cabinet on the wall which my father built many years ago to hold my mom's sewing supplies. Still, the supplies I've been using are laying on the table, the ironing board or the floor.
My project for the badge was to sort, organize and store my supplies so that I can find them when I need them without having to dig through everything else. It took a chunk of an afternoon, but everything is put away with like objects - all ribbon spools hanging together, bias tape in one cubby, snaps and Velcro in another, buttons gathered into a plastic bin, etc.
The biggest sorting job was fabric, so I spread it out on the living room floor, divided it according to size, and stored it so that I can find what I need, whether it's a full yard or a six-inch square. Fabrics for projects in progress are in the shopping bag.
On the table, scissors and other tools I need frequently are in the cute pink craft tote I found in a box of things Amanda left behind when she went to college. Supplies for other crafts are in the plastic drawer units.
As for the pin keeper requirement for the badge, I've previously shared one I made from a keepsake coffee mug and one I made for the arm of my chair. Anyone want to lay odds on how long my sewing room will look this way?