Have you seen this event hosted by Pink Chalk Fabrics. It runs all month and it’s about sharing where we sew.
What a great idea! It’s so fun to see where others create to have ideas on how to organize your own sewing space. I decided I would join and share my sewing space with you.
So, I sew in my laundry/sewing room. It’s a small space (7′ x 13′) that can be quite noisy when both the washer and dryer are running. But, I’m just so happy to have a dedicated room where I don’t need to get everything out to start sewing and put away after to have the space for something else. I usually don’t have more than one continuous hour to dedicate to sewing. So, using the dining table would not have been a great solution for me. The thing I love the most about my sewing room is that large window. I’m so grateful to have great lighting in the room.
Being in such a small space I’m always trying to find better ways to organize it. Recently I added this design wall next to the washer/dryer. I already had a smaller one behind my desk. But, this one is great because I can stand on the other side of the room (13′) and have a more global view of my project. I just used one of those curtain wire from Ikea. You can hang some batting, felt or a laminate table cloth (with fleece on the back) to turn it into a design wall.
I have some mid-term/long-term plans to improve this little room. I want some more storage space. My idea is to have wall cabinets all the way around. I want them high enough (higher than my head) so I don’t loose too much working space. Maybe 2 rows of something like this with doors that will keep the dust off. I’m not sure yet. But, the first thing I want to tackle is a sewing table where I can have my machine bed at the same height as the table. I would like a table similar to this. I think it will make quilting a bit more easier. I have all the materials to build it. I just need to decide what size I want it. Do I want it big enough to be able to put my large cutting mat (24″ x 36″) next to my machine like I do on my current table? I’m still not sure. My current table takes quite some space. I still have some thinking to do first.
It was great to share my sewing space with you. Any recommendations are welcomed. Be sure to take a look at the event on the Pink Chalk Fabrics’s blog to see designer sewing spaces! Further more, they are some prizes to win!