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?


  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!

  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!

  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.

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

  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!

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

  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.

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

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

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



  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!!

  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!!

  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 :)

  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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