On Monday I shared my quilting space and today I am sharing my sewing room. Both of these rooms are in the basement and next to each other. This room was originally built as an exercise room….but let’s face it….I would MUCH rather have a sewing space than an exercise space! The room itself is pretty small (I think it is 10 x12) but it is perfect for what I need it for.
The door walking into the room is to the right of this picture. So one side is for me for sewing and the opposite side is a little creative nook for the kids. The room is divided in the middle by this cutting table that I love. It is made from this drafting table from IKEA and costs around $100 for the whole set up. I have had it for about 3 years and it is still perfect because of the adjustable height.
On one of the sewing desks I keep my grandma’s little sewing machine to remind me of all the wonderful women who have taught me so many creative skills over the years.
My sewing desks are also table top desks from Ikea with drawer units at the end of them. I LOVE the drawers…they hold so much stuff. I keep all my notions (zippers, elastic, thread) in them. The chairs and the pillow are also from Ikea and are GREAT for a sewing room on a budget.
I do all my sewing on the baby lock Unity sewing machine that I can not say enough good about. It is a workhorse of a machine, but one of the main features I love is that is is quiet while sewing. It may seem so weird of me to say…but she has a pretty hum to her. This machine is both an embroidery and sewing machine and you can check out more details that the Unity has HERE.
My serger is also a baby lock and is the self-threading Evolution. I again love, love, love this serger and the first time I actually pushed the “threading” button to thread it I kind of screamed a little. Auto-tension, self-threading….enough to make me swoon.
Here is a better picture of this side of the room with both machines and both work spaces. The wall is made from gold polka dots that my good friend helped me put up on the wall. We used a level and a ruler and lots of laughing later they were up 😉
I do also love these bins that I found at a discount store…although I didn’t love the color, so I spray painted them metallic gold. This one holds vintage patterns and the others hold the kids creative supplies.
This is the view looking into the sewing room. The door in front is a storage area, with the sewing side on the right and then on the left is a little creative nook for the kids to join me. And they do. They sit and color and cut and glue and we talk and have a great time together. I did clean up that area a bit for these pictures—so just picture it more of a day to day creative mess.
Here is another photo of that creative nook space. The table is an old kitchen table that I re-covered with some Four Corners Fabric and some plastic vinyl so I don’t have to worry about markers or glue…it just wipes clean. The stools are from Target and the picture frames are all from Ikea .
I love the creative supplies that are out all the time. It’s a good thing to have a space for all of us to still be together.
Here’s another look at the little gallery that is above the table. The felted wool garland is from this Etsy Shop and I really, really love it.
And behind the door I put in this chair so someone can come in and chat with us while we create. It has been used a ton for reading too. The Count Your Blessings pillow is from HERE.