Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Sewing: Rearranging my sewing area

Y'all know how much I love to sew. Although I have a perfect area to sew, I needed to tweak it a little.

Here is the before, pretty but not convenient.



I slid my little table in between the shelves and hung my thread holders and two bulletin boards.


Another view:



Much more convenient since I can leave my sewing machine and serger out all the time.

I even made a cute cover for my sewing machine and embroidery machine. I have enough fabric to cover my serger, but haven't gotten to it yet.


I transformed this room and did not spend a dime.



This area makes me smile and I think more creative. What area could you tweak to make it more useful?

15 comments:

  1. I love it! If I had a room like that I am sure I would quilt more often than once a year. Right now I have to live with the sewing machine on my dining room table if I want it to stay out. Not very effective for getting things finished!

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  2. Cynthia, it looks great! Isn't it wonderful to make something more functional and NOT spend a penny?! That's the best!

    If I had a "dedicated" space, I'd have a permanent scrapbook area -- that'd be as functional as it is cute. May be if in a year or two we decide to build a house, I could incorporate that in to the plans. For now, my scrapbook stuff travels around in bins and sits down in the basement. Very sad.

    Thanks for your inspiration, as always!

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  3. That is so cool! I would love a sewing area. Actually, I would love a writing and sewing area. One of the reasons I don't sew more often is because I have to do it in the middle of my dining room.

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  4. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Looks like you are a very creative woman!!! I'm in Love with your craft room!!

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  5. your new room looks great. we just re-did our bonus room (which I will post about soon) and I now have a much more convenient sewing area as well. it just makes life easier doesn't it? the pattern i used for the Bubble was a dress so that probably wouldn't work for boys. it was the Oliver pattern. the website on the back of the pattern is www.oliverands.com. if you are looking for a pattern for a little boys bubble you can try one by children's corner called Jamie. It has lots of bubble variations. good luck and thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  6. Your sewing room is so beatiful. What a wonderful place for creating. Gorgeous!

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  7. HI, Cynthia, thanks for stopping by! I see you've been busy & that sewing room is so cute. Love that aqua. Wish we could all go yardsaling together, you wouldn't believe the stuff I pass up cause I have no more room.

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  8. I love the furniture in your room. Great job. You've made me want to redo my scrapbooking room.

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  9. great job and no cost...that's the best..

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  10. Wow, your room looks GREAT!! Can't wait to see all the new things this will inspire!!!!

    Blessings,

    Sher

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  11. I love both the before and the after! Love the colors! Love how you were able to change it around and not spend any money!!

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  12. OOOOH Cynthia, It looks wonderful!!! I just finished up my little creative nook and I plan to post it later this week. I didn't spend a dime either! I had everything...amazing!!

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  13. Your sewing area is lovely! It is so nice to have a specific area and be able to leave things out!
    I don't have a place that I can do that.....if I leave it out on the dining room table the kitties get into it! Someday I hope to have a craft room and be able to just leave things out and close the door!
    Tracey :)

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  14. Hi Cynthia,
    Your sewing room looks very nice. Your colors are so pretty and your space is just perfect! :o)
    Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

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