Sunday, May 27, 2012

It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like …

… my sewing room!!

It's done, it's done!! Well, except for  hanging up my 3 thread racks. 


The room is set up pretty much like my former sewing room, although this one is a skootch smaller so my ironing board is proving to be a PITA. But I'll get used to it. And it certainly could be a lot worse, like not having one at all. Sheesh, I have a LOT of stuff. ;-)


I brought my really big mirror from my former bedroom, which I know I will enjoy having in my sewing room, once I take some Windex to that sucker. You can actually sorta see me in the mirror but the flash is obscuring most of me.


One thing I did, which I'd been wanting to do for years, was to spray paint my pattern cabinet white. While it was empty and in the garage, I took advantage. So glad to be rid of that ugly commericial beige.


And, as you can see, we were able to wrestle my cutting table inside after all. Didn't even need to take it apart, but I do have to replace the casters since they bit the dust in the move. As you can also see, my fabric closet is door-less. Oops. Don't tell my landlord. There's a few possible solutions, but none of them are high on my list at the moment. Frankly, I'm enjoying the view of the stash again.

I still have some other boxes in other rooms calling my name, so I don't think I'll actually start sewing anything until mid-week but it's nice to know I can if I want to.

30 comments:

Heather said...

Yay congrats! It looks really good!

I think that ironing boards are a PITA all the time. Why you so awkward, board? :)

Sue said...

Awesome! You are doing a great job!

Teddylyn said...

Looks terrific! I still have a few sewing room boxes in the garage and we moved in March! Great job!

Lynda in LV

Teddylyn said...

Looks terrific! I still have a few sewing room boxes in the garage and we moved in March! Great job!

Lynda in LV

Cherie said...

How efficient this looks! I just had the opportunity to make a room in my house into a sewing room, and it is so precious to have it! Congrats on thinking this through so well!

SueC56 said...

Such a relief to have things organized and available again!

Claire Cooper said...

I would love to have a space like this to work in - you are sooo lucky!

Elaray said...

Wow! It looks fantastic! Your hard work paid off.

Goodbye Valentino said...

Looking good. Your readers will have MAJOR expectations after seeing this sewing room!

RobbieK said...

Love it, love it, love it! I showed the pix of your closet to DH and we are doing the one in my sewing room like that. My room isn't completely dedicated, there is a bunk bed/futon in there for when the grands visit. I just put away the sharp implements when they are here.

Anonymous said...

That is fantastic looking and I am sew happy for you. Also it is great that you were able to save the great cutting/work table. I really LOVE the white sprayed pattern cabinets. If I weren't such a lazy slug I would paint mine the same. It looks fantastic. They are the most wonderful storage drawers in the world but they are ugly. It is great that the sewing stuff is getting in place as we all know that is what is really important in the new house. Lol! mssewcrazy

Vicki said...

Looking good!

wendy said...

Oh wow! That is a serious sewing room , I love it.

Bunny said...

Love the room and all the white. I can see great productivity happening here. Give me a room like that and I will move anywhere.

marysews said...

I'll bet That feels good!

Nancy said...

Perfecto! Bet you can't wait to jump in.

Carolyn (cmarie12) said...

You did good! I know that's one thing off the moving list that you're glad to have done. And don't worry about the closet door covers, you will get that done when you need to. It's great that you only have to work tomorrow and then you have the rest of the week to finish up and finally sew again.

shams said...

What a beautiful sewing room!

Kyle said...

Lookin' good! LOVE the ginormous mirror. It looks like it will be so handy for checking works in progress.

Lynn Mally said...

Thanks for including your readers in this big transition. It is fun to watch you put everything together--and what a great sewing space!

Nancy K said...
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Nancy K said...

It's a wonderful sewing room; the kind that calls you in to make wonderful thinks. Enjoy.

Laceflower said...

You got your priorities right; bed, then sewing room. "I can if I want to" makes a psychological difference to the whole process I'm sure.

wendy said...

Ooooh - it looks wonderful! Hope you get to settle in and enjoy it now that the heavy lifting of the move is done :D

Nancy W. said...

Yay!!! How wonderful. I love it! You will be so excited when you sit down to sew in your new studio. I'm sure there will be a lot of continued creativity coming out of there!! Congratulations!

Patty said...

Looks pretty awesome! My ironing board and giant pressing board aren't fitting all that well in my new sewing room either!

Rose said...

Yea, Debbie!! Your sewing room looks so nice and organized. That white pattern cabinet makes big difference. Happy Sewing!! :)

M-C said...

Yeah1 I can see how the ironing table sticking out might lead to many iron-accidents, as your hip catches it while you go by with piles of fabrics, or back up to get a better look in that well-placed mirror (great to get a whole view from afar).. Maybe that's only klutz-projection though :-). But maybe some rearrangement will suggest itself as you work. Could you move it across the aisle near the table?

I would however suggest a simple curtain rod, and curtains to close up the stash closet. Doors take up space,yes, but it's important to protect the fabric from light and dust. You don't want to unfold some precious piece of something and find fade lines along the folds :-(. Also, sometimes the stash can be distracting, so it's good to be able to rest your eyes, and not have it become an invisible part of the landscape. I'd even suggest white fabric for the curtains, so they blend in better when you're in the mood for them to be closed.

Anyway, that was a whole lot of work! Whew, I feel tired for you :-). Sew something easy...

a little sewing said...

hoooo- ray!
Lookin' good Debbie!!

Anna said...

We've been working on a kitchen, and I'm leaving the closet doors off until I absolutely have too. They are bifolds, which will block a fair percentage of access. Your closet probably has sliders, which are also a pita. I think the fabric looks lovely and is instantly on view for inspiration! Store the doors under the bed and hang a shower curtain rod and pretty fabric!