When this post is published, I will still be in Italy, hopefully enjoying the sunshine and the mountains. This is something a little different so that you don’t get sad and miss me… a tour of my sewing room!
My sewing room is quite a small space, and does get quite dark so lighting is really important. I have a great spotlight and diffuse light combo to help brighten up my desk, and I have tried to keep the colours fairly light and bright. It is also filled with things to inspire me and so that I just enjoy being in the space.
I have tried to keep the room as practical and user friendly as possible. All the things that I am most likely to need as I sew I can reach from my chair. In particular the shelf above my sewing machine contains useful odds and ends. And don’t those button jars just look lovely!
The beautiful wooden box is one that my grandma picked up for me in a charity shop, filled with sewing supplies and embroidery thread skeins. Now I use it to keep all my elastics and fusible tapes neat and tidy. This tray contains all my most essential tools and is perfectly within arms reach.
The desk does have to be kept fairly tidy because it is also my cutting out space. I have a couple of big cutting mats, and I usually use a rotary cutter to make pattern prep as easy as possible. I keep my most essential reference books on the desk easy to grab, including my instruction manuals and Overlocker Technique Manual. One of my favorite books though is the Maker’s Workbook, which does contain details of the fabrics, pattern alterations and my verdicts of all the projects that I have sewn this year.
I am very fortunate to have enough space to keep my ironing board set up full time. Makes pressing seams easy and convenient to do as I go along. The unit in the corner contains a whole range of other craft items including knitting an wool, paper-craft and general stationary.
My fabric lives in these cubes/drawers which are from Ikea and the unit also serves as my pattern and reference book library. You can see more about how I store my patterns in my post from a couple of weeks back.
You have to love color co-ordination and beautiful threads!
I used to do quite a bit of cross stitch, and these birds still make me smile.
I’ve even been trying to be more intentional about my plans, and having them there on the wall for me to see the whole time is really useful.
What do you think of my sewing space? It is definitely my happy place, and exactly where I love to me!