My New Sewing Nook

I finally did it! I set up my sewing nook. It is still lacking personality. I haven’t gotten around to painting the upstairs yet but the functionality is there and I am so excited!

You can look at my previous post to see the before photos.

Here is what it looks like now!

finished sewing area

Here is my desk area with lots of room in the future for a serger and an embroidery machine upgrade!


And my cutting table.

cutting table

Wow. I could barely find room for my fabrics before and now look at all that storage space. Oh, how I cant wait to fill it!

I even justified buying this cart I have been eyeing for months as my “current projects” storage.

project rolling cart

I had way too much fun on my Ikea trip…

hanging buckets black and white metal bins magnet bar

So I had to go to Joann’s and top it off with a spool holder and some new fabric.

threadfabrics joanns


Creating a Sewing Room

Today is my birthday and tomorrow is Mother’s Day. They always fall close together or on the same day, so every year I have the choice of combining them and getting an extra big gift šŸ™‚ This year it wasn’t hard to convince my husband that it should be my very own sewing space. Sewing at the kitchen table has its charms. It has allowed me to sew while my kids played in the backyard or downstairs. I will miss theĀ convenienceĀ of having my machine in the middle of it all but I have really outgrown my space and it is time to find it a better home.

Here is what my kitchen looks like now. Eek!

messy counter

messy cabinet

Pretty crazy huh! That’s not even half of it. I have other piles of fabric elsewhere. Its a mess and I am always searching for something.

So here is where I am going to be moving to (with more piles of fabric).

room before

and here is my Pinterest board I am using for inspiration.

Anyone have any ideas they would like to share? Feel free to post links to your own sewing spaces in the comments or on my Facebook page.

Now to go shopping!