a few sources:
-white sewing tables: IKEA($20/each)
-chest of metal drawers: vintage (more details soon!)
-my new rug: Urban Outfitters I found this on sale for $25! I just got it a few weeks ago and I love it!! I didn’t feel like this room was “done” until this rug arrived. It was a total impulse purchase. And a note about having rugs in a sewing room…it is a great idea! Pins can sink themselves into carpet, but with this kind of rug, they just sit right on top!
–typewriter fabric: c/o aubreyplays
I’ll tell you more about my metal chest and all those books on top soon! I’ve never given a room tour before and I feel like I left out lots of details…so if you have a question about anything, feel free to ask!
Thanks for taking a peek at my sewing space!
sewing room tour!
I feel like I’ve been trying to clean up my sewing room enough to share pictures of it for about a year! But as soon as I get close to having it all clean, I start sewing again. And then…stuff is everywhere! I’m not a tidy sewer. Those people with pristine sewing rooms make me wonder. Crafting is messy, right? I love surrounding myself with supplies, things I love and..well stuff! So, it’s a clean space, but it’s usually full of crafty clutter.
My sewing room is our dining room. When we moved, we knew we needed a separate space for my sewing. It’s too hard to contain so many art supplies on one table. I need my sewing machine out at all times. When we found this apartment, the dining room was huge! I knew it would be great! We ended up blocking off the room with a long piece of plywood (tacky, yes) to keep the baby and the pins separate.
So enough talk, here’s where I spend most of my time:
My favorite room full of all my favorite things! I don’t have any expensive furniture and really just worked with what I had for the most part. The wall decor is ever changing. I try to use my sewing supplies as most of my decoration–they inspire me everyday!
I used a vintage sheet to cover up all the storage space underneath my sewing tables. It really made the room look a lot less cluttered.
Those plastic bins on the left are full of scraps. On top is my men’s shirt stack waiting to be refashioned. My pattern paper, and on the right, all my commercial patterns and silkscreens.
I keep my larger lengths of fabric on a bookshelf in the corner.
(a turquoise+grey collection above.)
I love magazines, great for inspiration! But I have a hard time getting rid of them, too.
I sew on the same IKEA table! (wedged into the corner of my room… one day I hope to have an entire room to sew in too!)
Kate I’m in your boat, if it were totally perfect and clean then we wouldn’t be sewing and productive! Love your mens shirt pile, I have one too! You have tons of wall space to go up, you should mount some simple shelves on that long wall for tons more storage. Still love seeing your work space, thank you for sharing.
Great space! My sewing space seriously looks like a tornado hit it about now. Disaster. Can I come sew in yours? =)
Creations By Cindy
Wish I had the space you have for sewing. My little room houses my sewing, computer, a few work out pieces ( which I could get rid of) ha! But plan on getting back on them soon! Love the space you have. Hugs and blessings, Cindy
I love your sewing room…thank you for the tour:D Ilaria
I love that rug! Looks like a lot of us use those IKEA tables to sew on :)
I agree- when my sewing room is too tidy, I don’t know what I’m supposed to be working on! When things are out, I have a better perspective of my works in progress and ideas in queue.
Jess@craftiness is not optional
love your rug! It’s adorable! I always manage to find pins with my feet…lol. I love seeing where people sew, so thanks for sharing your space with us!
I love your sewing studio.
It reflects your creative talent.
Love every morsel of it.
I see your Serger. I think I want one.
The rug is darling. And I too have a pile of men’s shirts awaiting refashion (thanks honey;) They never seem to make the priority list, though!
I’ve been thinking and working on a little tour of my sewing closet, but procrastinating to get it just right. Which will be never. So, you might have tipped me over the edge to just get it out there. It’s nice to see the inspired, creative, REAL space you work in!
Thank you for sharing your sewing room. I agree it is hard to be creative and neat too, I clean up mine and then I start creating and it looks like a huricane blew through. My neighbor put it best it may look like a hurricane blew thru but out of it came something beautiful. So love the clutter and stuff because in the end something wonderful is attained. Take care and keep creating!
Yay, thanks for sharing! Fun to see where you sew. I did a tour like this a while back but it has been nowhere NEAR as clean since. My cutting table barely has room for me to cut anything! So yeah, right there with you on the mess. :)
I have that SAME vintage sheet :) I’m so glad I kept it when someone gave it to me and didn’t stick it in the Goodwill pile :D
That´s so lovely, Kate! It is a part of you, a part of your warm home. I discovered a few things I have, too. That´s nice. It feels sympathic. Thank you for sharing. What is inside the metal vintage chest? I´m so curious, but surely won´t miss your answer cause I´m following you via bloglovin´.
enimSou from Germany
i found your blog and I am loving it!! you are so talented!! all that sewing!
I love your sewing room. I haven’t it and my living room is terrible.
I would love to have a crafting space like this!
Hello! Love your space! And I have an idea for you about those magazines: (and I do the same thing with mine) what you do is get a large notebook, then go through all you magazines (yes, it will take forever) and cut out the pictures that are your fave. Just tape them in your notebook and then you have a custom magazine full of just the things that you like! I try and get large enough notebooks that will house a full magazine page and that also look good sitting on a shelf. So far I’m on my fourth notebook!
Also, what kind of serger do you use?
Thanks! And good luck! :)
Here’s a post about my serger:
Thanks for the comment love!!
What a great space! Love your rug and that vintage sheet and the natural light and the dress hanging up on the wall. :) I too have issues containing my sewing to one part of the table and finally got a little table. It’s awesome to be able to eat dinner without looking at loose threads and bits of fabric. ha.