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my new organized sewing space

new sewing room

I finally got my own room, my new organized sewing space. Steve O moved his office out of our basement and to a real downtown office a while ago and since then the room has just been used less and less my him and more and more for storage- so we made a shift. My fabric and sewing machines have slowly been taking over the Toy Room (because that was better than the kitchen table) this has been a rough spot between the children and myself. It was kind of a bummer for my kids to be told to not touch or move anything in their own toy room.

So now, the storage room has become my new sewing room  …studio, office, sewing room… whatever you want to call it. I painted 2 of the walls ‘Metallic Silver’, the other 2 walls ‘Beach Glass’, both Martha Stewart colors.

Finally, I painted a glitter topcoat over all the walls. The glitter pieces are so small it’s more of a shimmer effect, but I love it anyway. Thank you Steve O for moving all your junk out, giving me your space and your IKEA shelves.

my new sewing space

Key elements in my new organized sewing space

  • A good sized cutting table, I recommend a standing height cutting table to save your back.
  • Shelves for storing all of your fabrics in a way that they area easy to find when you need them.
  • Sewing machine(s) in a place with good light, natural light if possible.
  • Good comfortable chair
  • Iron and ironing board in a handy place for leaving out or taking out often.
  • Clear, labeled tubs for storing fabrics that aren’t used quite as frequently but you still want to find in a timely manner.
  • A dress form is an excellent investment if you are sew clothing- essential in garment making.

1 Comment

  1. cassandra

    March 21, 2007 at 8:43 pm

    I love to see other people’s work spaces. Ever since I read A Room of One’s Own I appreciate getting to have a space to thing and work in where I don’t have to put my stuff away. Cool Noelle!

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