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2.21.2011

New Sewing Room - The Grand Tour

(((* UPDATE - Go HERE to see the latest tour of my sewing room! *)))

Ah!  It's finished!  My new sewing oasis!



Care to join me on a tour?  S'go!
[See some of the construction photos here.]

Let's start here at the ironing board (that needs recovering):
Ironing area!  Note the dryer vent trying to encroach.  Don't think so buddy.  WIP shelf bottom left - not too full!  Yay!  Also serger mat in progress on the ironing board!

Moving along to the left:
Ahh.. Gettin' to the good stuff!  Under the desk - trash can, small scrap basket, large scrap/wadder basket.  Up top - old CD rack turned ribbon holder, wall mounted spool racks, and of course, machines!

Here's a close up of the CD/ribbon rack!  The real small spools of ribbon don't fit on this - they fall through - but I've only got a few of those anyway, and they've been demoted to a drawer.


My desk is technically an artists' desk - it can be angled up for drawing and painting and whatnot.  But, obvi, I keep it flat.  What I LOVE about it though, are these little compartments on the right:

My scissors, rotary cutters,  rulers, bias tape makers, bobby pins, pattern weights, old paint stains, dust kittens.

Glorious!  Notion drawer to the left of the desk... Wood shelf with patterns, large cuts of fleece, flannel, etc.  Look how I stealthily covered all the wires and cords under the desk with my sewing machine case!


Moving along to the Shelves of Sewing Paradise...

SwooOOoon...

Patterns!  The ones in the large box are PDF types, like Burda and other printables.  The regular envelope patterns are in the cardboard box I have yet to cover & make pretty.  Yummy fabrics rolled in a basket just cuz, FQs, sewing basket (with manuals, needles, feet, etc.), a basket with various trims, and some wools I couldn't fit elsewhere.


So whaddaya think?!?!  Amazing, right?  I love it so much!  How super inspiring to have everything all in one place, and SO organized!

Ok, I can't chat anymore.  Must go sew.

Love to all!






52 comments:

  1. Wooooooooooo looks wonderful! And I am drooling over all that beautiful fabric. Great job!

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  2. OMG i am sooo jealous! this looks amazing! I've seen some people loop their ribbon thru the wood dowels, you know what I'm talking about?

    p.s. I love your buttons jar! so cute!

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  3. Thank you Steph!! Yeah, it's drool-worthy having all my fabric to stare at! Inspiring!

    Hadar, thank you!! And yes, I know what you mean about the dowels... I actually tried to dismantle the CD rack and put the ribbon spools through the dowel things, but the holes in most of my spools were too small, if that makes sense. So this will do for now!

    I LOVE IT!! :D

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  4. I love the wall of shelves. Your fabric looks so pretty and organized.

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  5. Very nice! Loving the pretty fabrics stacked on the shelves. I'd love to have a dedicated room to create in.

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  6. oh my god. I die.

    LOVE. Email me to schedule the official first "Sewing-Room Party" - I'll bring the champagne, AND my checkbook to place orders for all the delicious projects I'll be requesting ;)

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  7. Thank you ladies!!!
    Ya know what's funny, I have my fabrics organized by type - voiles/silkies, cottons, random apparel fabric, knits, and flannel/corduroy. But I was going to like, REALLY organize them before I took pics (maybe or maybe not rainbow ordered), but my excitement got the better of me... and I just left them where they landed! Doesn't look too bad, I guess! Yay!

    Booboo, YES! Party, please. And orders, please. :)

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  8. Oh, I am so envious. I love your filing system and all your fabric. So much inspiration.
    Thank you for sharing.

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  9. Excellent job .... looks great and so functional.

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  10. Thank you Marianne and Becky! :D

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  11. i just love that you called it a sewing oasis! fabulous!

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  12. lol, thank you! Little dramatic ;)
    But it IS my oasis!! I love it!

    :D

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  13. Shelves of Sewing Paradise--love it!! I can't wait till all our construction/room swapping is done and I get my space back!

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  14. Hehehe! Thank you!! :D

    Good luck with your space!!!

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  15. First of all- lucky you to have your own room- so jealous! Second, I was just at Goodwill today and was thinking that the old CD racks looked like they'd be useful but didn't have any ideas. I might have to make a trip back there! Where did you get the desk/table? Lastly, I LOVE how you put your PDF patterns in the folders with images on the front! What a great way to easily find what you're looking for. THanks for sharing!

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  16. looks good! have you seen where you make fabric bolts out of foam board to wrap your fabric around and stack up and down? think that looks really neat and I plan to do that in my craft room.

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  17. Erica, that's so funny about the CD rack!! Go get one! :D

    The desk...? That's a good question! My first artistic endeavor ever (like when I was 8) was painting, so I imagine I got it way back then... It's old! But dang, it's perfect.

    And the PDF files? I AGREE! I love them! I work in a law firm and we have these manila legal sized folders that no one uses anymore, and they are PERFECT!

    Thanks so much for visiting and the kind words!

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  18. Shelly, thank you!!!

    And yes, I've seen those mini-bolt things you're talking about! Thanks for reminding me - those would really streamline a lot of my fabric!

    Cheers!

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  19. Very fabulous! I really like your wall color. So calming and refreshing.

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  20. Thank you Haley! Yeah, I think I read somewhere that blue can spark creativity... I really love it, it's glowey and makes a great backdrop :)

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  21. Simply lovely. What a wonderful, creative, inspiring, sewing room you have!

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  22. Thank you so much, what a lovely compliment :)

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  23. Your sewing room looks great! So well organized!

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  24. Oh my goodness, Sachiko! Thank you so much! Coming from you, that makes me feel I must be doing something right!

    Thanks again!

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  25. So beautiful! I wish I had this space to devote just to sewing.

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  26. I'm so jealous! I need a craft/sewing room. Looks awesome! Thanks for linking. :)

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  27. Thank you Jen & Lindsey! Come over! We'll sew stuff! :D

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  28. So pretty and organized! Nice work!!

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  29. That's such a great room. I'm so happy for you.
    CAS

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  30. I just did my own sewing room redo :) Yours looks great!! If you'd ever like to get rid of some of that fabric.... ;)

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  31. Love it. I need to organize my painting studio and my sewing room. So true that you can get so much more done when there is a place for everything and everything is IN its place. Love the fabric shelves, mine is in the big plastic tubs, not nearly as pretty!

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  32. CAS, thank you so much!

    Julie - no prob, if I ever find myself with too much fabric, I'll send it your way! ;)

    Pam, thank you so much! And yeah, it's sooo much easier to work in. Hope I can keep it this organized :)

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  33. What a lovely and organized sewing space you have!

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  34. SOO much pretty fabric. I'm jealous!!! lol.

    PS- I'm doing my first ever giveaway on my blog and I'd love for you to come enter! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-first-giveaway-and-introducing-your.html

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  35. I'll be running a destash competition for Fabric Hoarders like myself on my blog soon and have been eyeballing pretty, organized sewing rooms for inspiration. Love what you've done!

    Bree
    http://extraordinarybree.blogspot.com/2011/02/fabric-hoarders-anonymous.html

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  36. What a lovely sewing room. Everything so organized. You will definitely be inspired and be very creative in this room. Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Bree & abeachcottage, thank you so much! It's so fun to peek into other ladies' sewing rooms, so I'm glad yall like mine! :D I like it too!

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  38. Your room looks amazing!! You must never want to leave :)

    Sarah
    http://craftingandcreativity.blogspot.com

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  39. Great job! Those fabrics & patterns are so nice & neat. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

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  40. Oh, thank you gals so much! :D

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  41. AMAZING! I just love this. How inspiring! I am going to feature this on my "favorites" from last week's link party tonight. Thanks for linking up!

    Brandy
    Gluesticks

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  42. It is so great to have a creative space that is all yours!

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  43. Sarah ! What a gorgeous room. Love how you have arranged your fabrics. Wow and thats so creative how your used your cd rack ! Girl, you are so organized. So love your craft room.
    Love
    Naush
    http://doodlebuddies.wordpress.com/my-craft-room-design-studio-craft-studio/

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  44. Your fabric shelf looks amazing! I hope to get mine that organized. I have a question about your notion drawer stack... I have the same stack, but my drawers like to 'fall through' - they don't stay in the glides - we have tightened it, but the rack still seems slightly too wide - do you have any trouble with yours? I LOVE the size of these drawers and hate the idea of scrapping the cart! Very nice room!

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  45. Hi Grammie! Thank you! :)

    I can't say I've had that problem with the drawers... They are a little fussy, but I haven't had any issues with them falling through. I wish I could help you out! It's the perfect drawer-thingy for notions!

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  46. Looooove. My husband kept trying to get me to buy metal shelves but I could only picture them in the standard black and kept putting him off...but your green shelf may have just changed my mind! Fabbo work space!

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  47. I was looking at inspiring sewing rooms and this one is great...ah..those fabrics.....I am swooning :)

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