Where do you sew?
12 years agolattemama @lattemama
It’s so much fun to read where everyone sets up their sewing area.
I have a room to myself where I house my computer and my sewing. I shared it with my husband when we first moved to our house, but then he emptied a small walk-in closet and set up shop there (haha! I have a closeted husband 😉 )
It works perfectly since it’s next door to the girls’ rooms and they can see me when I’m there (and I can see and hear them) but I can also shut off the room if we have company so I don’t *have* to clean up after myself.
I have a window in the sewing room, but it faces north east so it’s a rather dark room unfortunately.
We are planning to extend our house by decorating our third floor attic and both girls will be housed there once they’re a bit older. Then I’ll claim our big girl’s room (larger with two windows, although both windows are north or north east) or the little girl’s room (teeny tiny with two windows but facing south west and north i.e. great light and it also faces the playground outside so I can keep an eye on them if they’re outside.)
But that work is still a few years away … (Baby Sister is still too small to move upstairs)12 years agohomefire @homefire
My sewing area has migrated all over our “cozy” little house but I think it’s going to stay in our bedroom. There’s good lighting and I can shut the door if I need to. My fabric is in plastic containers under the bed and my sewing desk doubles as a nightstand. About a year ago I purchased a folding cardboard cutting mat from Joanns and it has been fantastic. I use it to cut on my living room floor, on our kitchen table, I lay it out on our bed when I sew as a stable surface to lay things out on. I’ve even toted it to the park to do some cutting while the kids romped about. My husband works 24-48 hr. shifts so when he’s gone I sew late into the night and don’t have to clear off the bed until the following night. I then save any hand sewing for when he’s home so I’m not secluding myself in the evenings. It’s not ideal but it works well for us 🙂11 years agothejennigirl @thejennigirl
I took over the breakfast nook. It’s a 5’x5’space, bust perfect for me. It has a large window on the north side of the house, so it lets in tons of natural light but I have minimal worries for the fading of my yarn & fabric. I store my fabric in the diningroom buffet and use the diningroom table for cutting and pattern tracing. I utilize the butcherblock topped island for ironing. I have various sewing machines strung throughout the house (the end table in the livingroom is actually a sewing machine cabinet), so sometimes I do button holes or satin stitch in the livingroom or basting in the diningroom.11 years agoJustine J @justmejay
I’m lucky enough to have a room of my own! We renovated about 7 years ago and put all the kids’ bedrooms upstairs, which left a ‘spare’ room downstairs. (ha – cunning! I did the floor plans for the renos!)I was in the process of sorting it into my study when I found out I was pregnant with Lucy, so it reverted back to a nursery – but 12 months ago she too moved upstairs to her ‘big girl’ bedroom, so it’s now all mine again! I’ve been finding hard to motivate myself to strip the nursery border and repaint though, so it’s still not my dream room.
One wall is taken up with bookshelves (overflow from lounge room!!), and my desk is rather makeshift – a table top resting on my filing cabinets. I do now have a lovely new shelving unit (Ikea – where else??) which houses (most of) my stash and my patterns etc. I’m hoping to get a small lounge some time this year. I cut on the floor. My room faces east, so lots of morning sun! No windows – a set of french doors which open onto a small verandah – all mine too!! What more could you want???11 years agolattemama @lattemama
Oh, Justine. French doors leading to a verandah! I don’t usually resort to envy, but now I’m very close. That sounds lovely.11 years agoNicole @motherof5
Bliss,Justine!11 years agoJustine J @justmejay
Yes, I’m seriously spoiled, I know!!11 years agoJess M. @mommy2maria
We are currently in a 2 bedroom apartment (we’re looking for a house now!! Eeks!!) and our 21month old daughter still sleeps in a crib in our room, so the 2nd bedroom is my crafting area. I’m hoping our house has an office because I’d like to transition LO into her own room sometime this year.11 years agoemstone @emstone
I have a small table that is in our loft area upstairs. Usually I have all of my different projects spread out across the chairs and sofas in the loft because I don’t have enough space on my table! We are planning on rearranging the loft so that I can have some more room and to hopefully add another small table to cut on. I usually cut downstairs on the dining room table while my girls are playing and during the evening (when I usually sew the most) I cut on the floor of the loft. I also need to organize our linen closet so I can store some fabric in there. Right now it is all in plastic tubs underneath my sewing area but I would like to have it out where I can see it better. I am definitly inspired to redo my sewing area after hearing about all of your great places to sew!11 years agobren5kids @bren5kids
I thought surely I was the lone person who sewed in her bedroom, but I guess I’m not! I used to sew upstairs in our guest bedroom but our family expanded and we have moved our oldest son to the guest bedroom. I was at a loss to know where to sew and would occasionally set up my sewing table and machines at one end of the livingroom, but it was a messy eyesore and very much in the way. One of my friends jokingly suggested I could sew in my bedroom cause it’s so large, and once I came to terms with giving up my plans for a little sitting area, I realized it is actually an ideal spot. So now my table and machines have a permanent spot in our bedroom, right in front of a large window. I get so much more sewing done than ever before because our bedroom is right off the kitchen and next to the laundry room, I can sit down and sew a few stitches even if I only have a few minutes. The only downside is that the white, plastic table and blue folding chairs don’t add much beauty to my bedrooms decor! 😀11 years agodkbnyc @dkbnyc
i could get more sewing done it i had a little more space. I have 4 people in a 1 bedrm apt. My sewing table is a wooden TV tray type thing. Everything gets set up and taken down each time i sew. I get on my hands and knees to cut out fabric and trace of patterns. Its a horrible situation, but its all i’ve got for now. Sometimes, if i plan properly, i have taken my fabric and patterns to work and cut them out there with a proper table and overhead lighting
You must be logged in to reply to this topic.
Unless otherwise credited, all work on this blog is © Liesl + Co., Inc, 2008-2023. You are welcome to link to this blog, but please ask permission before using any text or images.