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:
- Adding a rack at the bottom of the shelves for hanging quilts etc.
- 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.
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 🙂
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:
- Project Table/Cutting Table/Fabric storage – Pottery Barn
- Wall Shelves – Ikea
- Bookcase – West Elm
- Basket Wall Hanger – PBTeen
- Project Bins (Wooden with chalk front + geometric boxes) – Target
- Glass Scrap Bins – Target
- Green Tray + Felt Basket – West Elm
- Purple Tray – Target
- Desk Chair – West Elm
- Grey Sofa – West Elm
Linking up with Lee @ Freshly Pieced for WiP Wednesday (see link on right menu).
I also have the pottery barn table. Just love it and I use the same type of jars for my scraps !
Obviously you have great taste LOL!!! Isn’t that table fabulous though….I love it, it is my favorite thing.
you sound like me, reorganizing to accommodate fabric buys, lol i’m doing the same thing, must be a new year thing
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 🙂
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!
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 🙂
It looks like a lovely space to work in =jealous of you!!!
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.
Deeply, deeply jealous of all that space. And light. And storage. Now so nicely organised, I might add…
Envious, you are a lucky lady, enjoy 🙂
Thank you. I do love my space, I like the idea of adding things over time but it all come together 🙂
Wow! Everything is nice and neat and sew well organized. Love it! Come on over and Let’s Bee Social!
Such a wonderful sewing space! I especially love that Pottery Barn table! Thanks for sharing your updates. 🙂
It is a can’ live without item for sure 🙂
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.
Yes we made it. I designed it and painted it, my husband did the hole drilling and cutting.
It looks so happy and organized in there! I think you and I may be a little alike. 🙂
@sarahschraw Maybe…I was looking at your space the other week – definitely like!!! 🙂
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!
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 🙂
You have your monthly projects allocated already?! You are organised!!
Love your desk space between the walls. Perfect space!
It looks great in there! I wish I was able to set myself up properly like that!
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! 🙂
Bravo! What a great room! I , too, find that I am considerably more productive when the sewing room is organized. Love your thread rack!
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!
I love this system, I can’t wait to see it evolve. I am super envious of your space as it is now.
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.
Wow,not a thread out of place! Thanks for the craft room inspiration.