Sunday, August 2, 2009

My Sewing Space

Amandajean at Crazy Mom Quilts was asking to see everyone's workspace. i thought that i would do my best at playing along. My sewing space is made up of several little areas around my house. Sorry about the funky lighting, it seems that i could not win between night and rainy gloomy day.

My table is right in the middle of my living room. It is not the greatest place to have my stuff spread out but there is nowhere else that it is as functional for me. This way i can be where my kids are and watch a show or listen to music while i sew. My table leaves a little to be desired. It is a plastic folding table and when you try to really get sewing the table bounces and i get a little dizzy! :o)
I have my ironing board and iron always set up just across from the sewing table. I have been trying to come up with some more aesthetically pleasing solutions to my sewing area lately... like getting some kind of cabinet to store all the things that are on the table so i can get a smaller one, and using a table top iron instead. Then i can shut the cabinet and not have all the clutter.
All my fabric that is not in use or about to be in use is upstairs in my fabric closet. the shelf, rolling cart and three wire shelves in the back all have sewing stuff. I keep the shelf color coded and i keep bundles together that i know i am going to use together. The batting is on the floor in rolls and in a bucket in the corner of the closet...there are even several bags of hand-me-down fabric there that you can not see.
This bucket is under the sewing table...i usually keep the stuff that i am wanting to work with or stuff that is brand new in here so i can look at it once in awhile for ideas....and also as a reminder that i should get cracking on some of the things in there. Thanks for coming along on my messy little tour....i am looking forward to going over to Amandajean's and checking out some of the other work spaces out there.
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9 comments:

Jodie B-C said...

You look well organized...I, too, have several work spaces thoroughout the house. I have my cutting "table" set up in the back of the family room, so I can be with the kiddos. I have yet to take pics of the spaces though.

angela said...

I love your little bucket - I have one that wasn't in my pictures. I forget what I'm doing if I can't see it all! Also, it sure is great to be in the middle of all the action.

You asked about my machine - I have a brother Innovis NX-450Q and I like it a lot.

Brown Family Blog said...

I need to pull my things out again...except baby stuff has taken over!

MaryMary said...

Ha--love it! I believe it's much more fun to sew on a plastic table surrounded by people, over a beautiful isolate sewing room anyday. What is this "iron" thing you reference?

The Tripp Family said...

and I shall show these pictures to Craig the next time he utters the words "don't you already have enough fabric?" Love it!!

Deb said...

Wow! that looks amazing. I wish mine looked so tidy. Um, I don't think I'll be posting any pictures lol!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I think in this life we need two spaces..one for us and our family and one for our crafts!

Susie from Bienvenue said...

Awww...thank you~

amandajean said...

thanks for sharing your space with us. i have sewn on a plastic table, so i know what you mean about the bouncing. :) your fabric closet is so tidy! i'm impressed!

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