When we bought our house we had a year prior to it being built to design the spaces. A sewing space was a priority for me in one of the extra bedrooms. In our rented apartment Paul and I shared an office which was our plan again.
Sewing space year 1:
Sewing space year 2:
Sewing space year three:
From past experience, if I don’t have a set up for my hobby that I enjoy using I won’t make time to create. I need a space that is organised and practical. Having a disorganised messy environment creates a mental barrier for me.
This post features images, design ideas and links to other creative spaces that I find inspiring.
My main sewing design is a solid 1200 mm long x 500 mm wide desk which I purchased from Freedom Furniture a couple of years ago.
When picking a desk choose one that doesn’t move when nudged. You don’t want to be overlocking at top speed and have your machine bouncing around. Try to avoid sewing on a table that moves when you sew as it can damage the timing on your sewing machine.
In my new sewing space I knew I wanted the following :
– pegboard wall for scissors.
– hanging display for bobbins.
– thread hanging rack.
– a bookshelf in a closet to store fabric on.
– a wall display of inspiration pictures.
These images served as inspiration for me:
The images above inspired my sewing space.As did Katie’s beautiful sewing room. Click the link to see more photos of her sewing room.
I love her pattern display inspiration wall.
Tidy desk, spools of trim displayed, scissor storage rack.
Tidy, small stash.
Tilly and the Buttons have a great series showcasing sewing spaces.
I’d love to know what serves as inspiration for your sewing space.
Part two coming soon!