I have shared bits and pieces of it over the last couple years, but never a tour of it.
But here is the official tour. Don't be alarmed that it isn't spring cleaned. This is just the way I work. With piles...piles in every corner. Piles in all those cupboards. Piles of to-do, piles of mending, piles of "I don't know where to put that". Just piles.
I am ok with piles. Its an organized chaos that I enjoy.
So lets just dive in:
This is my daughters sewing station. She is 8 and loves being able to sew on my very first machine that I owned. That chair was given to me when I still lived at home, but I reupholstered it with my mom's help last year.
Both my daughter and I have the EXACT same sewing table. Mine is for my serger, and I painted mine pink (which is my fav color) and hers is blue for the same reason :)
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Whenever someone comes into my sewing room they ask me if I use ALL of the machines. It makes me giggle inside, but yes I do.
The serger (on the left), I use for serging and finishing all my edges.
The bernina (the one looking straight on) was a gift from my awesome husband. I was so mad at him for spending the money on it when he did, but I haven't complained a day since then. I love that machine. It does all my delicate sewing.
The Juki (its the one on the right) is an industrial sewing machine. It sews light weight to medium weight fabric. It is REALLY fast. My Bernina sews around 1000 stitches per minute and the Juki Sews 5500 stitches per minute. It was a little intimidating at first to sew with, but now I LOVE that machine!
The cute rolling chair my mom found at Goodwill last year for $3. It was in really rough shape. My awesome Father in Law took the metal parts and sand blasted them and then powder coated them for me. My mom and I did the Reupholstery
The little plastic drawers hold all my thread and bigger sewing things that I need close by while sewing. Not pretty, but definitely do their job!
+Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores a few years ago around back to school time. I LOVE having my table sitting up higher so that I don't have to bend over as I cut. Especially when I am stand at that table for hours upon end. For more information on the cutting table go to HERE
The plastic drawers hold smaller pieces of fabric, separated by the type of fabric. The top right corner holds all my patterns. The little cupboard mostly is used as a place to stack and pile stuff (inside and out :)
The little shelf above the table (I have another one to put next to it with an iron holder thing I bought from +IKEA USA that I just haven't had the time to put up yet) holds all my scissors, rulers, rotary blade and pieces of scraps that I am saving. Don't you love the little Chevron buckets from Pick Your Plum?!?
This little area is my newest addition. It is strictly an embroidery machine. The cupboard and drawers hold stuff for embroidery.
All of those little shoe box containers have fabric scraps organized by color and size. the bottom row of fabrics are all minky, ruffles, home decor weight fabric, and clothing type fabrics.
I almost always have some project out on the floor. Both of those are custom orders that I am working on right now for my Etsy shop
The top row of fabric is mostly cotton prints, but there are a few flannel prints up there as well. I love having fabric on hand for my Etsy shop instead of running to the fabric store all the time. I also sell most of it in my Etsy shop if you wanted to take a peak
The bottom fabrics are either solid flannel that I use on the rag quilts that I sew or ruffle fabrics for curtains for the ol' Etsy Shop
Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my sewing room! The next stop on the tour is A little Craft in Your Day