I’ve been MIA from the blog the last couple weeks and feel like I don’t have much to show for it at the moment, so in the meantime I want to show you my Mom’s sewing room. She’s been sewing for 45 years and after all the time, you figure out what you want in a sewing room. A couple years ago she designed some great cabinets, full of very well thought out details. I thought some of you might enjoy seeing some of her ideas -
Here’s a bit of an overview of the corner with all the cabinets. Notice the two sewing spots so I can come over and play!
On the end of that corner is a raised cabinet for cutting. There are lights under the cabinet above so you never have an Ott light or something in your way of cutting.
This cutting table is on wheels so it can be moved around the room. See that black line behind the cabinet? That’s a pop up counter so the cutting table can be made much larger if needed.
This angle shows the ironing table and a cozy corner to rest and put your feet up. This is also where we set an extra table if we need to have three people sewing at once.
Here’s a better look at the ironing station. The cubbies and drawer provide lots of storage, unlike your typical ironing board that has all that wasted space below. The pull out side accommodates the iron to free up more space. The ironing surface will pop off to reveal a hard surface that can be used as an extra cutting station. The back will pop up to make that cutting surface larger if needed. Have you ever heard of an ironing board that can do so many things? I’m surprised it doesn’t make your coffee too!
Over by Mom’s sewing station is a pull out board to set your pattern or book on. That frees up some extra counter space for whatever project you happen to be working on. There’s another pull out board on the other side. Below it is a small drawer for Mom’s laptop (sorry no picture – you’ll have to use your imagination).
Below the lap top drawer is this - a slide out drawer that houses her printer. I think this is another great idea – having the printer on her counter would take up more quilting space, plus it looks messy.
The other drawers all have these great dividers that help Mom stay organized – and after 45 years of sewing, she’s collected a few sewing gadgets!
Mom also sews clothes, so there are spots for zippers and serger thread.
The drawers in the corner are super long and can house lots more gadgets (the picture is deceiving. The drawer is over two feet deep)
There is even a spot for Mom to file her paper work, etc.
All of that is hidden behind this:
Can you belive it? Plus, I only showed you a few drawers and didn’t even get to the fabric closet!
As I said, I just wanted to share all these great ideas with you. My mom is a clever gals and always thinks of great details, which is the reason I am lucky to have her as my right hand gal in my business! She thinks of everything . . . .
So which of these details would you like in your sewing room?
I want that ironing station. Bad…….
To see Part 2 – please click here.