To stay organized I use Styrofoam panels attached to the wall (with sticky tape). Let me tell you, this totally rocks! I simply put some pins in the panel to hold my stuff. Easy!
My spools of thread resting neatly on crayons poked in to the side of a panel. (I seem to have a slight preference for purple thread, it seems ;-).
In front of my sewing machine I store all the little nick-nacks one needs during sewing, like my chop stick for turning corners, the bobbins, elastic thread, ruler, thread clipper and what not.
A short while ago I had the idea to pin little labels onto the panel on which I noted down different kind of needles (like Schmetz Jeans). I can't be bothered to put a used needle back into the package when I need a different kind in the machine. This resulted in countless needles lying around and me squinting really hard to decipher the tiny etching on various needles. Urgh! Luckily this is now a thing of the past, thanks to my nifty friend Mr. Styrofoam. I simply put the needle into the accordant label, keeping it ready for it's next use. (Did I mention that I L.O.V.E. Styrofoam?!)
Now I'm looking for a panel with plateaus and dents to expand my storage wall... Ahhh, the possibilities...
What funny storage ideas do you use in your sewing room? I'd love to know!