Sewing room, my favourite place
Yes I do have a life time of sewing memories plus patterns, fabric and notions...more than anyone should own.
But when dressmaking has been your passion and vocation for fifty years plus it's understandable.
My Instagram friends Ali from @arabesquescissors and Lauren from @mollyandmama have been encouraging us all to get sorted in our sewing spaces...to get #seworderly and as my sewing room needed a major re-sort here I am.
Welcome to my sewing room.
I am incredibly lucky to have a dedicated sewing room, to be able to shut the door on projects in the making and all that creative mess.
My room is actually a bedroom but used as a sewing space, the wardrobe has been altered for me with a purpose built bench and shelves. Bifold doors close to hide the space if so desired. In the middle of the room I have my old painted wooden table with it's heavy turned legs, it is brilliant as it so stable and has two extensions that can be pulled out for laying long lengths of fabric.
It's certainly not Pinterest perfect with beautiful glass fronted display cabinets like some that I covet, but it's a pleasant room and serves me well.
Although my storage system has been in place for a while it certainly needed sorting. Things get put a way in a hurry and not where they should go and that makes for a frustrating time tying to find just that certain ribbon etc.
And if your wondering where the fabric is ...well that's another story.
I don't keep the bulk of my fabric on display, it's in see through plastic bins in the dark of my linen cupboard and yet to be re-sorted.
Things fade here especially cotton fabric. The light here is just so bright and I have ruined fabric more than once leaving it folded on my table.
A few pics to show you.
|I like to keep these scissors and snips|
in my lovely old china jugs.
|My Overlocker or Serger as its sometimes called sits|
on the bench beside my ordinary sewing machine
and I just move between the two.
|Patterns....a life time of collecting.|
|Looking for a zip, piping,|
elastic or other essential notions...well here they are.
|Vintage trims..ohh how I love these,|
just perfect for finishing off
some small project or embellishing a little dress.
|These are stuck to the wall by my machine,|
I actually bought these in China on one of my visits
and I know you can find them anywhere but I love them
and the small one is perfect for
threaded needles if you need to hand stich in a hurry.
|Yes I could organize these threads better but|
I find this vintage tin handy as it sits on the shelf directly
above my machine...and it has memories.💗
|Small plastic boxes for labels, ribbons, buttons, lace etc.|
|Stacking baskets to keep projects separate.|
|Display your makes and what gives you pleasure.|
|This little bathroom unit adds storage and beauty.|
|Bifold doors to close if desired.|
|All closed away.|
Well I'm yet to tackle the fabric stash but it's on my list.
Well happy sewing