Friday, 5 August 2011

Sewing Room-Inspiration

I might have been a tad optimistic when a few days ago I announced on twitter that regular blogging and sewing would resume in a few days. Well, blogging is here but sewing is still far off. All for a good reason.
In my new home I have a sewing room all for myself! I am determined to decorate it and furnish it appropriately before I start sewing. The job will include a new paint job, new sewing desk and highlight of highlights...a cutting table of a proper height. I am overly excited with this and itching to get all stuff ready. I promise I will show you before, during and after photos.
I'm planning on doing some paint work this weekend and will also quite soon order the tables, but it might be a couple of weeks till all is delivered and ready. In the meantime I'll leave you with some inspiration photos for my sewing room.
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  1. Love your inspiration photos!! I am also doing up my sewing room (though I've started sewing already--so it's definitely a work in progress!) Can't wait to see what you do!

  2. How fun to plan a whole room for sewing. I've been enjoying reading about Patty's basement's transformation over at I can't wait for yours. Especially if it's going to pull from these photos for inspiration!

  3. Oooohhh exciting stuff :) And, re: cutting table - are you going for the folding IKEA dinning room table (with add-ons to the legs bring the height up)? Or something else?

    For more inspiration try Denise at The Blue Gardenia blog's - she has a long running series with interviews and pictures of lots of people's sewing spaces too:- The Blue Gardenia - Sewing Spaces.

    Plus, a fab book I finished reading the other day is Dream Sewing Spaces: Design & Organization for Spaces Large & Small (NB: The 1st edition has a yellow stripe along the top of the front-cover, the newest 2nd edition has a red-stripe). It's truly sparked off so many ideas in my head about arranging & organizing my space I couldn't put it down :)!

  4. Debi: can't wait to see what you do with your room.

    Claire: I'm getting the cutting table from IKEA but not the folding one. I went for something sturdier as I have the space for it :)

  5. I hope you are enjoying every moment of planning and decoration work in yur new home! Yay!

  6. Those are great pics - I'd LOVE a sewing room of my own but for now I'm making do with the kitchen table... Looking forward to seeing the finished room!

  7. Suzy - ah, great that you now have more space, which make/name of table from IKEA is it please (I'm just being dead nosey LOL!)?

  8. Claire: It's the freestanding Varde kitchen island. See the table with white draws on 3rd photo above? It's that one. Another photo here :

    It's big and sturdy and I can't wait to start using it :)

  9. Nice! (So, it's this one yeah VĂ„RDE Base Cabinet - IKEA ?)

    I've had my fold-down table up for awhile - but I think I choose a height a bit too low to screw it onto the wall, as I get a slightly tired back when I'm working on patterns/cutting for any longer time periods. So we're going to raise it by 6.5cm on the weekend :)

  10. Yes it is Claire. With this shelving unit at the back: and this worktop:

    It's awesome, 1meter wide by 1.50 long :)

  11. Excellent - more shelves = more space for storage. And a 1m x 1.5m table - that's going to be so fab for easily layout your fabric (no more crawling around on the floor LOL!).

    P.S. I'm like you... waiting until my room is more camera-worthy and set-up better before I share photos on my blog (I can't wait to see yours when it's eventually ready!)


  12. Looking forward to see the finnished sewing room, those inspiration photos looks great - love that baby blue color. I hope I would have too in a future...



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