Firstly, a BIG thank you to my friend Daniel Koene for taking these wonderful photos. Daniel has a background in the Arts, Film and Architecture. If you are a looking for a photographer contact him!
When we moved into our new home I established a corner which would be my sewing space. My sewing room or atelier is in a shared bedroom which we have turned into an office space. The room is on the ground level of our townhouse and it looks onto our garden.
Our office is the size of a standard master bedroom. We have arranged our furniture to give us both a decent amount of space. My desk and ironing station are permanently set up.
My storage wall showcases all my threads, findings, buttons and cute objects. I love the things I surround myself with to be beautiful but also functional.
My pegboard holds scissors and other tools. I have two thread racks, one for cottons and the other for bobbins. The artworks on the walls are pieces that I’ve collected over a number of years. The framed cat is from the front of a greeting card, the embroidery is a custom artwork from an artist I admire, the rest all handmade works purchased from art exhibitions.
One of my favourite parts of my sewing space is my ironing board station which I made from a baby changing table. I was inspired by this picture by Jasika Nicole.
I purchased a second-hand table. I removed the legs from the ironing board and cable-tied the ironing board to the top of the table. The shelf underneath is perfect for storing my other machines.
I store my printed PDF patterns in a number of A4 clear files. They are sorted by garment type.
Currently, I have several sewing machines: Bernette B38, Bernina 830, and Bernina 807, A Brother 3403D overlocker and a coverstitch/overlocker Bernette B48. It’s really handy having two machines for sewing jeans, if one is in the shop or if a friend wants to come over to sew.
I purchased wooden spools from AliExpress to store my bias binding and cotton tape. Zips are stored by type on a belt hanger.
I hope you enjoyed the tour of my sewing space. I’d love to know what your favourite part of your sewing room is and if you have any storage ideas.
Happy sewing xx Emma
This blog post is a follow up to my previous post sewing room inspiration.