LOVE my sewing Space

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Over at Simple Simon and Company, they are hosting a fabulous link party for you to show where you sew. SO, I thought I would join in and give you all a peek at what my sewing space looks like.

LOVE my sewing space

I carved out a little corner for myself in the livingroom, which also houses our piano, the computer, our TV, and the kids’ art supplies. It is where we spend lots of time (a little less than we spend in the kitchen), so it was the perfect place for me to set up my creative space. I can still be a part of daily life, while taking care of things I need to.

LOVE my sewing space

My two machines live here. This one is the Contessa, who is the Pfaff machine I won in the Sew Mam Sew softie contest.

LOVE my sewing space

And this one is my old workhorse 21 year old Singer named Rosie (like Rosie the riveter).

LOVE my sewing space

I have surrounded myself with my kids’ colorful art.

LOVE my sewing space

And Archer the Fox always keeps me company as a reminder of what I can do when I try. He is the whole reason I have the Contessa and I am thankful every day that I took that chance.

LOVE my sewing space

I have all my tools handy. My ironing board gets stowed away on a hook in the laundry room and can be pulled out whenever I need it. I’d say my pincushion and scissors get used the most, so I just keep those out on top of the table. Everyone knows not to touch my fabric scissors by now!

LOVE my sewing space

My husband and I built this desk especially for my sewing space (you can read about it here).

LOVE my sewing space

I wanted a little shelf for things I use the most, so we built it right into the table. I also stained a wooden yard stick, and tacked it to the table front for easy measuring!

LOVE my sewing space

I found those metal mesh baskets at Walmart for $2 each. They fit perfectly!

LOVE my sewing space

We added a lighting strip under the bottom shelf because that track lighting above is just awful.

LOVE my sewing space

The baskets hold pens, pencils, markers, staplers, tape, paint, stamps, thread, yarn, and a variety of other creative supplies. My curved ruler is hanging on the wall, and the others are tucked in the desk that the Contessa sits upon.

Painted rock pattern weight

My Falafel made me a pattern weight out of a giant rock. It stays by my side until I need it.

LOVE my sewing space

My fabric, patterns, ribbon, and elastic is stored in a closet to the right of this photo (which I haven’t taken any photos of).

And that is it! It is not as ideal as a whole room to myself, but really I think we would all wind up in there anyway, so I might as well be out with my people. Afterall, that is the best place to be.

Where do YOU sew?

8 thoughts on “LOVE my sewing Space

  1. Wow! Your space is so neat and organized! I sew in “The Secret Room,” so called because it has a separate staircase from the rest of the upstairs. Since it is out of the way, I’m not quite so tidy. I leave the ironing board up most of the time. I have a desk with really useful drawers, and a cabinet that holds patterns and some supplies. Others don’t fit there, unfortunately, and are difficult to contain. The Secret Room is also the drumset room, the guest room, the gift-wrapping room, and a good place to hide. I guess it’s a good name.

    1. LOL I love the idea of a secret room with it’s own stairs! I would totally leave my stuff out if it were in it’s own room!
      I actually did clear off three projects I am sewing right now, for the photos:)

    1. Thank you so much Shirley! That is exactly why we built our own table! I just couldn’t find one that met my needs (and that was affordable!).
      I love it.

  2. This looks so pretty and tidy and clean. My sewing room is always such a mess… Question though… where do you keep your fabric stash? Will you share that too? I love to see other’s solutions.

    1. Thank you! Although it is not always like this. LOL
      Right now I am working on three projects at the same time, and it is a whirlwind.
      I do have a closet for my patterns, other notions, and fabric. It is a huge honkin’ mess right now, but when I tidy it up, I will be sure to share it with you!
      I just fold piles of like fabric in stacks. Not glamorous at all!
      Have you checked out the Simple Simon Series on this? They are showing other sewist’s sewing rooms! It is good.

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