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The New Sewing Space

December 13th, 2018

A few years ago, I turned the tiny room above the kitchen into my sewing room (more of a nook really). It was a nice space, but the ceilings were low (being under the eaves) and I kept banging my head on it when getting up from my sewing machine or ironing. There also wasn’t enough light in there, I had to string up Christmas lights and add 5-6 desk lamps to be able to work in the evenings. When we moved our bedroom downstairs, I took over the old room as my office/sewing space.

It’s a perfect room for this because it is south facing and has the best natural light. While I’m still in the process of setting it up and organizing it for both work and sewing, it’s coming right along and I’ve really enjoyed being able to have a large space with lots of light for my work.

This year I’ve been making almost all of the Christmas gifts we are giving, so It’s been nice to have this space functional. I used two closet doors from the spare bedroom on two cabinet tops as my work table, it’s HUGE, but amazing! The plan is to tie it all together and put it up on wheels so it can be moved aside when not in use.

Overall, it’s been wonderful to have this space, even thought it still takes me 15 minutes to find the office and sewing supplies I need for projects. My goal for January is to have the room fully set up and organized.

Do you have any fun indoor projects in the works?

3 Comments to “The New Sewing Space”
  1. Melanie in California on December 13, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    I do! Like you, I am setting up my sewing space after a six month hiatus of any stitchery at all. I am blessed to have a separate studio for my sewing/quilting/embroidery work and I’d outgrown the old building. It has been replaced with a much more functional space and larger area but it’s slow going to sort through and re-organize all the stuff that had been crammed into storage.

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  2. Misti on December 13, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    Awesome! It looks like there is great light in there now. I’ve been enjoying your posts on IG of the space, too!

    I have a ‘studio’ which is a large room above our carport. I love it but it can be hot in the summer and cold in the winter despite having connection to the HVAC of the house.

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  3. Nebraska Dave on December 13, 2018 at 10:42 pm

    Susy, I always have inside projects for the winter. This year it’s a complete remake of the seed starting area. I’m hoping to grow some microgreens but really need to get started on that. I have a few more Christmas cards to get done before delving into the seed starting.

    I received your new year calendar yesterday. It’s always the best. Thank you so much for always putting out a calendar.

    Have a great new sewing space day.

    Nebraska Dave

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