With the move to this house, my sewing room has significantly
decreased in size. They just don't make homes with 600 square foot rooms
anymore! My sewing room is still a good size room; it is the bonus
room over the garage. When we moved in, we had the builder remove the
carpet and install vinyl flooring. It is wood patterned, and very
comfortable. They thought I was a bit nuts.... and you know I probably am,
but it works so much nicer for sewing. I put my quilt frame in one of the
guest rooms - just not enough room in here!
My sewing room is upstairs, so I really have the whole
upstairs. since I didn't have room for all my sewing books, Terry
built me some shelves that are just outside the door to hold them.
I put my antique / old machines in the walkway between the sewing
room and the guest rooms and bathroom. I draped quilts over each.
From the entry door, looking in to the room. The big window at
the end lets in a lot of light. My main machines (sewing machine,
serger, coverstitch) are set up along the wall there, with the quilt
machine on the right.
Looking at the room from the machine side. Each side has
shelves for fabrics; looking this way, on the right is my garment
fabrics and the left is my quilt fabrics.
My 4 x 8 cutting table takes up a lot of the center of the room, but
makes it easy to work. Underneath is shelves for interfacing,
linings, elastics, tubs of ribbons and trims, and other miscellaneous
stuff. We built all the shelves around the side. On the left
is my ironing center.
Thread is one of my downfalls. Terry put up all my thread racks
along one wall. You can see my serger (1/2 on the left),
coverstitch machine, quilt machine, and embroidery machine.
Underneath are shelves for patterns.
||My ironing center and the alcove. My chaise lounge
fits perfectly in the alcove, with some sewing related wall hangings,
and a small table. The ironing board is in front. And
unfortunately, I often end up with a pile of ironing on the