Monday, January 11, 2010

Sewing in the New Year

I love the New Year and the possibilities for new and exciting things to come. I also love reading about everyone's plans and resolutions for the new year, and I've noticed an overall theme to simplify, organize, and sew more. There's also been a lot of posting about sewing/crafting spaces as people get organized and geared up to sew. It's so fun to see how other sewers like to organize and work!

I also am resolving to stay organized and simplify my sewing this year, so I'll share my sewing space, too. This year I want to sew more for my family and home, and I want to use as much of my stash as I can. I already sorted through my stash and am in the process of finishing up a small pile of projects.

This is my sewing studio! I am currently sewing on a Bernina 1080 (on the right) and there is a new vintage Morse in the case (on the left).

The cutting table is a kitchen cabinet from Ikea, and has three big drawers and roomy shelves underneath for more storage.

I have a thing for pegboard, the board by the cutting table keeps scissors and rulers within easy reach. Pegboard over the embroidery machine holds all the hoops and cap frames.

I love my little desk by the window and when the sun is shining it's a very cozy work space. The Happy Voyager embroidery machine is, well, totally freakin' awesome. Seriously. That suitcase looking thing under the embroidery machine is a vintage Singer 301A that sews like a dream.

Just for the record, I snapped these pictures only minutes after cleaning my space! No, it is definitely NOT always this clean, are you kidding? But now that it's clean I'm ready to start my next sewing project!

So how about you - are you also making some changes to get organized and sew more this year?

6 comments:

Gina2424 said...

What a gorgeous room! I'd never go to work. I'd never leave the house....except to go to the fabric store. Thanks for visiting.

nima said...

wow...what a well kept seing room..

mommypants13 said...
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mommypants13 said...

Oops I deleted that one idk how I did that. Anyways that room looks great, I love how you have so many shelves everywhere I LOVE shelves. If only I could get my boyfriend to hang more up for me. The drill gets taken to work daily so any of my handyman skills have to wait for the chance.....

scrappy quilter said...

Ooooh I like your sewing room. Very organized.

Little Sewing Alcove said...

I love your sewing room!!! It's so pretty and bright and cheery!! oh yeah, and definitely organized...