I thought I'd show you a "Before" photo of my sewing room. In this photo, I'm standing at the doorway and looking in toward the window. Sometimes people have told me that I'm a perfectionist and must be highly organized, LOL. I don't think so. You are the first people to see what my sewing room was like because I never allowed visitors in there.
My sewing room was quite a disorganized mess and I certainly wasn't enjoying stitching in there anymore. Organization was very badly needed. I couldn't find fabric and notions when I needed them and I couldn't put them away either. Its no wonder some of my UFO's hadn't seen the light of day in years!
It was also becoming a place I'd just drop off my guild president stuff - notebooks, tote bags, papers, stuff, etc. I'm hoping to keep those kind of things in the office from now on.
I normally don't store my finished quilts in my sewing room but it looks like I'd just unpacked my quilt after the AQS Des Moines show.
Here's the space I have to work with. The room is about 10'x11', has a window with a window seat facing west at one end, a closet and a door at the other end. I have two walls to work with and a very high ceiling so I plan to go up as much as is convenient.
In this space, I'll need to put my sewing desk (5'2"x25"), ironing board (57.5x19"), chair (19x24"), two design walls (each measures 4x8') plus some kind of storage for my fabric stash, patterns, rulers, WIPs, UFOs, and whatever else I need in there.
Its a challenge and I can tell you that after playing around with numerous options, there is not a good option but whatever I do will be better than before. I have sewn on the dining room table, in the master bedroom and in the basement so I know that having any space devoted exclusively to sewing is a blessing.
Next week, I'll show you the first wall and how I'm organizing (somewhat) my fabric.
Until next time,