"Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning." Psalm 30:5

Friday, March 25, 2011

Sewing Studio - The Unveiling

When your sewing space takes over the master bedroom, you get to call it the Sewing Studio!  I love my new space and it has certainly sparked the sewing mojo.  After we got all the furniture moved, I spent the next week organizing and making "skirts" for the tables.  You can hide a lot of stuff under there!  What I have missed the most is having a cutting table.  I created this "design on a dime" version from one I saw online for $650.  Way out of my budget!!!  To make this one, I bought two cubicles from Home Depot (about $50 each) and Janet and I put them together.  (when I win the lottery I am never putting furniture together again).  They provide much needed storage.  Home Depot also suggested a material for the top and cut it for me ($30) with leftover pieces for shelving.  I bought the white cutting mat that Joanne's always has on sale for $40.  This table is so useful and will be easy to move when the time comes.  The top can really be any size but I had mine cut to fit the mat.  If I had been thinking, I could have had the leftover pieces cut to fit inside those middle cubicles (end to end) to add more stability and a shelf to stack stuff.  I still may do that.

Cutting Table
The machines and ironing board.
 I bought two office tables for my machines and put them in a "U" formation with the table I already had for my sewing machine.  Like many people who sew, I have a collection!  Besides my sewing machine, I have an embroidery machine, a serger and a coverstitch machine arranged in the work center.  At the other end of the room are my bookshelves from Ikea, my dressforms (one for me and one for Janet and LA), and other assorted supplies.  When you have been sewing as long as I have, you have stuff!!!

I really am enjoying this new Sewing Studio and it is a much better use of space.

More stuff - and that's the Rocketeer with the lamp on it.
Liberty Shirt
Progress is being made on my entry in the Mini-Wardrobe Contest at Pattern Review.  I enter the occasional contest for motivation and to chat with other entrants.  One pair of pants is finished; the other pair has some issues so are on the back burner for a few days;  and the Liberty Shirt is finished (its on my dressform in the picture).  That leaves one t-shirt to make and some creative designing to make the pants wearable.

In other news, my cell phone is broken!!!  Funny,  today is the first day I qualify for a new phone without additional charges.  After work today or this weekend, I'll go to AT&T and see my options.  I hope they can put my SIM card in another phone so I can recover my contact list.   I am one of "those" people who doesn't have them written down anywhere.

Where is spring?  It was gorgeous for a few days with things starting to bloom, etc. but last night it got down to 31 degrees.


Mary Beth said...

Yay! It's wonderful, Peggy!! A real sewing studio with room to move around in. Oh, Sigh

Peg said...

Congratulations on the wonderful completed sewing studio! Great job!

Anonymous said...

Just connecting to let you know that thanks to you I'm again re-ordering Vaswani's book from the library. I love the Indian macaroni and cheese recipe, which I modified to a similar but different pasta/various vegetables/cheese sauce and sometimes salmon dish. And wow, what a sewing room!! - thanks again for sharing - I'll be looking again to see how I can adapt your ideas.
Thanking you,
persevering from Toronto

Donna said...

I love the Sewing Studio! Very creative, and it looks like it will be so convenient for everything!

Doris W. in TN said...

Peggy - I love your new sewing studio. That is awesome! Thanks for the pictures.

Anonymous said...

I am absolutely PEA GREEN over this sewing room. It couldn't BE more perfect! I got some fabric to make "curtains" for my so-called tables, then I decided to forget it. Now that I've seen yours, I'm thinking maybe I should -- ha! My tables are so rickety, though, I want DIFFERENT tables. I bet you spend LOTS of time in your new sewing room. Who wouldn't? :o)


Anonymous said...


I am simply overwhelmed with your new sewing studio. The funny thing is that I have tables, etc. but is my space different. Ugh to mine.I'll print these out and copy your space to a T. Your studio is perfect and so is your sewing. BTW, how large is your Studio? Thanks,

Karen in Tn

Janie said...

I love your studio, Peggy! Great organization & an inspiring color on the walls. I wouldn't ever want to leave that room!

Anonymous said...

Great sewing room! It makes me want to do the same thing once I get sewing again!


Robyn said...

Congrats on your sewing room! The cutting table is a very good solution, and kudos to you for getting it on the cheap! Can't wait to see your full wardrobe.

Anonymous said...

I love your new sewing studio! It's absolutely PERFECT! To have everything so pretty and so organized will only make you want to stay in there and create many lovely things! I'm looking forward to seeing your creations. ~ Christa :-)

nitacrow said...

Fabulous Sewing Studio peggy....way to go....!

Karla said...

Peggy, that's wonderful. No wonder you want to sew again!

Sherry said...

OMG!!! I have to have a sewing studio...right now!!! Thanks for the encouragement to get something going for me>>>look out pajama pants...here I come!!!