Carolyn's New Sewing Room Tour
Hello hello! As promised, this week’s post will be a tour of my newly re-furnished sewing room!
We have a lot to squeeze into our house, so to make our lives work with kids, toys, a bedroom for each kid, working from home, my husband’s love of video games, and my sewing habit, this space has had to become a multi-purpose room. The “sewing room” is also an office and gaming room - but I won't show you those parts because *snore* boooooring!
Prior to our little makeover, it was a hodge-podge of hand-me-downs, IKEA furniture, and one nice desk. Remember my sad, sewing setup from before? See below - what a disaster! The sewing space became a dumping ground, and it wasn't a very pleasant place to be!
We made it work, but felt like there was definitely a way to make it work better for us, and it wasn’t actually a complicated “fix” - all we needed was some new furniture and some organization.
So we picked out what we wanted, watched for sales, and then pulled the trigger as soon as prices were reasonable. A couple weeks later, things started trickling in. My husband built the furniture in one quick afternoon (let me tell you, having a handy husband is about as awesome as it gets!).
Now… huzzah! We have a somewhat matching, colorful, cheerful space that inspires creativity. And we just like being here!
My favorite thing is, of course, my new sewing desk. (P.S. I also have an antique Singer machine tucked in that wood piece under the window!)
The little drawers are perfect for keeping notions. I've got a collection of ribbon, too many colored pens to count, my rulers, cutting implements, pins, etc.
Between those little drawers and the lovely storage cabinet on the other side of the room, I’m able to stash away everything I have collected for my sewing habit without making the room feel cluttered.
I've been working on using fabric from my stash on new projects, and that effort has meant that my whole fabric collection (barely) fits in one section of the cabinet. The middle drawers are used for ongoing projects and my special Quilter’s Mart stuff (it has its own place of honor!).
My husband and I are so happy we did this simple makeover. The pregnant ladies in my life keep multiplying, so I will be camped out in here frequently in the upcoming months making baby quilts galore. What a lovely place to spend so much time! I feel inspired as soon as I walk in!
What is your favorite part of your sewing space? What would you like to change? Tell me in the comments!
- Carolyn Knees