Yeah, I totally miss it! My new sewing space is currently in the basement of the house we're in now. And it's a funky space with support posts, stacks, pipes, vents, oddly placed doors and half-walls to work around. Here's a few snapshots of what it looked like last year.
After sewing here for a year, I realized things could be arranged better - more efficiently. So, I spent the first week of the new year totally rearranging the room to try and make it more user-friendly. And here's what I came up with.
I managed to group my sewing areas together, making it easier to sew and go from sewing machine to iron to cutting table. I moved the table and chairs to the end of the room, so I can still sit and work on stuff if I need to, but it is no longer blocking the main part of the sewing space. And speaking of ironing, that's my vintage mangle iron to the left of the photo. I can pull it - or my full sized ironing board - out into the room if I need to iron.
The white desk to the left is open for using different sewing machines (right now I am using the BERNINA 580). I also organized ALL of my supplies and notions together on the wall straight ahead of the white desk. Buttons, zippers, snaps, hook & eyes, cording, etc. are all organized in the shelf; threads are in the organizers on the wall; and larger rulers and yardsticks are there, too. Can you believe that stuff was spread out all over the place before?
I have two sewing machine cabinets with dedicated machines in them; this is my Singer 201-2, probably my most favorite vintage machine to sew with.
And I am so happy to finally have my industrial Singer 331K4 accessible! It was stuck over against the wall before, I had to move it out from the wall and use a super-extension cord to power it up. But now this baby is ready to sew!
By no means is this as pretty as my old sewing room, but it works. And that's better than nothing, right?
What about your sewing space - are you getting set to sew in the new year? Please, please, please - share some photos with me - I would LOVE a peek into your personal sewing room! Just post a link in the comments for me to follow - and thanks for sharing!