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My Sewing Studio
Thanks again to the best dad in the world I can now work in my new sewing studio!
dad finished building the room, my two main decisions were the color/theme and
layout of the room. I wanted to set my new studio in stations. I
think that's the best way for me to maintain my creativity while also being efficient. And I wanted to have a clean as well as a clean looking studio so I went with a very basic white with red theme. Except for the "sparkly princess purple" curtain...anyone who knows my Mary-Margaret will understand why that made it into the studio.
Setting up stations has worked really well for me. I can sew and serge in one location (and watch CSI) , cut, iron and process orders in another and have a station for me to create new patterns and embroider. Its great to be able to start sewing, leave it there and have no one bother it go onto designing a new pattern or process a new order and it's all just where I left it. No little twinnies or big brothers borrowing my tools...I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! I can leave my scissors and pins anywhere in the studio and not have to worry about little fingers getting into them. Oh ya I can keep really cool goodies all to myself in the refrigerator too. Although Drew and Randy figured that out pretty quick and they have been caught raiding it many times......
Ally's Top 10 Sewing Studio Layout Tips
1. If you can, try to set up your sewing studio into work stations. Sewing & Serging, Embroidery, Pattern Layout and Cutting, Ironing etc...
2. Organize your fabric into clear plastic drawers so you can see the fabrics and protect it from the elements. I find it super easy when I go to sew a shopping cart cover now to place my hands right on the fabrics I need. I used to dig through plastic tubs of folded fabrics. The clear plastic
bureau like cabinets make it so much easier.
3. Have two bins to recycle your fabric one for tiny scraps for quilts and one for larger scraps that you could work into craft projects. Waste not want not.
4. Hang your threads on the wall on racks close to the machine they will be used with. I just love Clotilde, you can find the coolest sewing notions and tools in
their catalog. That is where I purchased most of my thread racks.
5. Keep your studio light and breezy so creativity can flow. If you can add a window and or sky lights it will make a huge difference in your room .
6. Make your studio a haven- if you are into
TV ( I love my CSI) or music make sure include it into your room.
7. Wire the room with LOTS and LOTS of plugs. You never know when you may want to move a work station to another location in your room or maybe someone special will give you something you really want for a holiday this year....They say diamonds are a girls best friend...not this girl- they get caught up in my batting when I am trying to create....well I have a saying..." The gal who dies with the most fabric wins!" Tell you honey to save his money on diamonds and add some new special machine to your studio this year.
8. Wire your room with a telephone jack. Even if you use cordless phones in your home, you may want an additional phone in your studio. Easier build it into the wall then to run wiring later.
9. Try not to fill the room with too much stuff. Sight pollution - can hold back your creativity. Store as much under your cutting, crafts and design tables as you can to keep your space clear.
10. Use either ceramic tile,
Pergo or some type of flooring that your chair can wheel around on and that all your little thread will not get caught up in.
I hope God blesses you with a lifetime of health, happiness and creative energy!
construction page to see how dad built my sewing room.