Saturday, June 1, 2013

Sewing Room Tour

I thought that you might enjoy having a tour of my sewing room/studio/sanctuary.  Years ago I used to sew on the dining room table, which of course meant that I had to put everything away and get it all back out again frequently.  Once the kids grew up and started leaving home, I converted a bedroom to a sewing room.  Now it's just Mr. M and me.  When we bought this old farmhouse almost ten years ago, one of the things we did was to put an addition on it which included a sewing room.  I used that room for a few years, but eventually turned it into a guest room so that guests would be close to a bathroom.  Now my room is in one of the upstairs bedrooms.  The room is bigger and has a really nice closet, which Mr. M remodeled to make room for fabric and other sewing supplies.

So, here we go.

This corner has my thread chest, quilting books and magazines, some fabric, and a few odds and ends.

Continuing around the room, my sewing machine and ironing board.  In the background is the door to the closet.  I'll show you the inside in a minute.

This wall is a new arrangement.  The wall cabinets are some we bought to use elsewhere in the house, but ended up not using them.  So Mr. M installed them in here; they store lots of supplies such as all my button jars, paint supplies, candles, and ribbons.  The shelves below are some I already had and contain books, yarn, embroidery floss, patterns, and dvds.  This is more than a sewing room, it's like my sanctuary (a woman cave, I guess), so that's why it has a tv as well as radio/cd player and plenty of books.

Going around the corner, in the middle is the entrance to this room.  Just to the right of that is a cd rack I got at a garage sale years ago and painted white.  Now it holds quilt tops ready for the next step.  Next to that is an old Singer portable from the 1950's.  It has a rounded top wood cover (not shown).

In another corner of the room is my recliner.  This is my planning, daydreaming, hand-sewing, reading, and tv watching corner. 

And back to the beginning.   This is a small design wall, made of a piece of flannel, just above the cutting/pressing table.  The quilt hanging there is an applique piece I still need to sandwich, quilt, and bind.

Okay, now for the inside of the closet.

On the left are shelves that hold most of my fabric.

On the right, deeper shelves hold a variety of larger supplies.

In the middle are three rolling carts that hold small pieces of batting, scrapbooking supplies, and more fabric.  Bags and embroidery hoops hang above.


On the floor below the fabric shelves is where I keep the larger batting.

So, that's my room as it looks right now.  It's been through several changes over the years, so a year from now it will most likely look a bit different.  I'm always moving things around to try and find the best possible arrangement that works most efficiently for what I want to accomplish with this room. 

I hope you enjoyed the tour.


  1. What an adorable sewing room. I think I could get crafty in there! I'd love for you to share this at my link party "Organize My Life" that opens every Monday night. Stop on by! Have a great day!

    1. Thanks for stopping by and for the invitation to your party.

  2. What a great woman cave! Makes me want one!

    1. Thanks. I enjoy being in that room very much.

  3. What a great woman cave! Makes me want one!

  4. Great room, I love seeing where everyone sews!

    1. Thanks for your comments. My room is where I love to spend as much time as possible.

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