Sewing Room Updates/Progress

A while back I posted about my sewing room (here and here), which I have to say I love and was working for me. I still have not resolved my design wall issue (I am still using portable boards), but I have made some other updates that are still in progress. I will admit, I am having to work out how to use all my space, as I need more room mostly due to fabric buys and WiPs/Projects for the year.

So come, enjoy an updated tour 🙂

First off, I added wall shelves at the back of my storage desk over the weekend. I have labelled everything for you all on whats on the shelves. I have two more additions (see edits in blue), I want to make:

  1. Adding a rack at the bottom of the shelves for hanging quilts etc.
  2. Adding an open magazine rack to the side to store Accuquilt dies. (thinking about this one from Ikea)


These are the items already to go and be hung on the rack when it’s up.HangingObjectsReady

In between the project desk/cutting table/fabric storage and my sewing machine, I plan to hang my craft storage board I made (with the hubby’s help).

I want to say, I work better when things are more organized. I am not sure if this is me procrastinating or actually coming up with more creative ways to store fabric…anyway the next photos show, in my re-organization, I have invested in project bins for my 2014 goals.

My bookcase + Project Rack are full of lots of possible projects, some additional supplies and my craft books.

I found a great use for the space under the couch 🙂ProjectBoxStorage_Couch

Finally, I thought I would give you an overview of the main space, with the current updates collectively.

If you are interested in some of the items you see here, here are some links:

Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (see link on right menu).

28 thoughts on “Sewing Room Updates/Progress

  1. barbe price

    you sound like me, reorganizing to accommodate fabric buys, lol i’m doing the same thing, must be a new year thing

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      It was actually a little of two things….I had new fabric and I had so many wips I was loosing track of everything and felt cluttered and a little ADD 🙂

  2. Ashley

    your space is amazing. i love the lighting, the storage, the flow. everything. such a great room – and inspiration for when we finally buy a house!

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      Believe it or not Daniel has a corner too with bookcase, office desk, filing cabinets and printer … I will be happy to show when we get together 🙂

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      It is, the light is great (though makes it a little difficult for photos), the dedicated space is definitely wonderful. Now I only need to spend more time in it other than the weekends.

  3. Aureas Kitchen

    I would love to have such room as a sewing room. We are moving next month and I hope I can afford a design wall hanging… I love your craft storage board, have you made it? It is so difficult in Spain to find a thread holder like that.

  4. Carol B

    Your space looks lovely. I am fortunate that I have made my whole living room into a studio — and I love it! My cutting/work table is a door mounted on a pair of bookcases, just the right height for standing work. I made my ironing station from a piece of plywood (20″ x 48″) with several layers of batting and a cover. I mounted it on another bookcase, and it works great! My sewing table is another, smaller, door mounted on file cabinets. Most of my fabric is stored by color on open shelves that take up one whole wall, which I also did myself. There’s nothing very classy here, but it is a great place to work! I do need better lighting, though; I am working on that.

    You must find another place for that mat under your work table — mats need to be stored flat or they will take on that curve at the bottom permanently, and be ruined (I learned this the hard way!). You could put it under the one you are using if they are the same size. I wish you many happy hours in your studio!

    1. mlwilkie Post author

      Thanks, sounds like a great space. My mat under my table is just a expansion one when I need. It is usually behind the craft board which supports a little better. I will have to move it soon though 🙂

  5. Jenn @ A Quarter Inch from the Edge

    What a lovely space to sew in! Though I can see how those sloped walls could be a challenge. I know it’s OCD of me, but I like to use matching totes/baskets for projects and scraps. It seems to feel more organized somehow… perhaps less visual clutter. I also use clear bins whenever possible so that I don’t loose track of what’s hiding inside! 🙂

  6. daisyaschehoug

    Wow! So tidy! (Wasn’t I just at your house? Amazing.)

    I love all of your inventive storage nooks and crannies and jars and boxes. You should submit your space to HGTV as a perfect craft loft!

  7. wombatquilts

    Love the fabulous organization and I am very jealous of all your wonderfully lit space but how the heck do you have just two small jars of scraps. I did not think it was possible.


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