New Studio Space!

So, over the last few months, my sewing has had to take a back seat. My husband and I went through a house-hunting process, purchased a home, and have been doing updates. Although this all was time consuming, sometimes stressful, and a lot of work, it is an extremely exciting time. We both love to do projects that make a place “ours” and this one has tons of potential!

The other “light at the end of the tunnel” is that I knew our new place would have to have a great creative area for my sewing and my husband’s hobbies. We aren’t ALL the way there yet, but I wanted to show off what I’ve set up so far. This room is our “bonus room” on our second floor above our garage. We repainted it all white to give it as much light as possible and set a neutral background for colorful projects.

My bookshelf contains some of my most prized possessions. In our family, books have always been a centerpiece and I collect books both for inspiration and instruction on a wide variety of creative interests.

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My cutting table (our old raised eating table) has plenty of room on all sides and gets me on my feet. I aimed for a triangle between cutting, sewing, and ironing.

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My ironing board was a gift from my mother-in-law. It was hers when she was my age and has the squeaks and retro yellow legs to prove it!

 

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I’ll be doubling this surface area when our other folding table gets rescued from underneath tons of tools and paint from our renovations!

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One of the great additions to the space are these shelves that finally allow me to get all my fabric “out of hiding” and really get a feel for what I have on hand.

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We get great sunlight during the day in here, but I’ll need to add more lighting, move our small couch in for hand-quilting next to a cuddly dog, and find the best places to hang some art. I’m also on the hunt for a new sewing chair!

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Any suggestions from YOUR sewing room?

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