If you have ever moved from one home to another, you understand the challenges of making your new spaces and furniture work. Most of what you will see today, has been moved from my lovely sewing closet at the farm, to my new home in a Victorian Folk-Style house.
There are only 5 main rooms in the house, not including bathrooms and mud room, but each room is quite large. I decided to use the largest of two bedrooms, as an activity room, naming it "The Book Room". Most of my book library is in this room, with 4 book cases lining the walls. There is also a TV and a a sofa-bed for family stay-overs.
But, in one corner of the room, I have carved out a small space for my sewing nook.
When the house was originally built, around 1880, there were no closets in the bedrooms. Luckily this room had a previous renovation of a large closet. It is the perfect spot for my stash of fabrics.
It's nice to be able to see my fabrics organized. Some are grouped according to pattern.
While others are with like colors...
The work surface is an interior door, cut to fit the size of the nook. Just for decoration, I edged it with two wood yard sticks. The skirted table for the sewing machine, came from my sewing space at the farm. It is on rollers so I can angle it to watch TV while I'm sewing.
The door table top rest on two filing cabinets, giving it strength to hold the above shelving.
To help control the cords from the overhead fluorescent light and the extra lamp, I have cut a hole through the door. This allows my work service to be free of electrical cords.
I tried to maximize my space, using containers I have bought at the Dollar Store.
Here are the fabrics, I have pulled from my stash, to use in decorating my bedroom.
Some of this fabric is left-over from previous projects, like this vintage piano stool.
I hope you have enjoyed seeing the new space in Das Kleine Haus .....it is just the beginning.
What a nice place and I am impressed with your sewing area. What order and so many beautiful fabrics.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Elna. I noticed the copyright on the rose fabric was from 1988. My stash of fabric has been growing for a very long time. It's so nice to be able to pull bargain fabrics and find a use for them.ReplyDelete
What a beautiful set up!!!! My basement sewing area is not quite as pretty but it works ~ I do long for natural light, though...ReplyDelete
It was an overcast day when I photographed, but normally it is very bright in there with the 5 large windows. It's a happy space.Delete
That looks like the perfect crafting corner. I am suffering from a very high level of fabric envy after admiring your stash!!! JxReplyDelete
Hello Jan....I've moved that stash around with me in all my moves. When I find a bargain, I buy it! That's where I'm getting my fabrics for my "Dress A Girl Around the World" project.Delete
Great space. So well thought out and organized!ReplyDelete
As you may well know, it doesn't always look this neat by the end of the day.Delete
Looks like a very nice sewing nook you have setup! My small sewing room/studio still gets tweaked from time to time. Love your wonderful fabric closet!ReplyDelete
I'm sure I will "tweak" mine as time goes by. So far, it is the best space I have every had to sew in. And, I have been sewing since I was a child. It all started with doll clothes...Delete
What a fabulous space, and I too have fabric envy! When we were thinking of buying Beyond The Nook, we made a list of all the furniture we had ( some of it was stored in the summerhouse and garage at the old house) and of the rooms here. It was wonderful to find that all of our furniture would fit in here and could be liberated from storage!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Scarlet...I think we both share a love of buying "stuff" and re-working it. It is why I have way too many side chairs and small tables. I love your projects, especially when you re-cover a chair!ReplyDelete
Your sewing area looks very organized. I have way too much to fit in that kind of space.ReplyDelete
Hi Karen....I'm sure you have a big "stash". You do such beautiful work on your projects. The closet is bigger than I show on the post. You can walk in it and the shelving is on three sides. I just feel lucky to have that much closet in my old house. It's nice to know, I'm not the only one who has extra fabric.Delete
You did an amazing job, its organized with style...HeidiReplyDelete
p.s. love the stool...
Hello Heidi...I just knew you would spot the stool! You should have seen it before I refinished the wood and made the new cover...Delete
You inspire me to get my sewing area in order! What an amazing job of fabric sorting, XOXOReplyDelete
What a clever arrangement and creatively lovely space!ReplyDelete
It looks like you know how to make wise use of every nook and cranny to create a comfortable work space.ReplyDelete
How fabulously organised you are! I love your fabrics all neatly stowed. I am afraid I am much more inclined to have things piled up in plastic boxes which is nothing like as attractive to look at!ReplyDelete
Everything in your sewing space is so neat and tidy, even down to the power cords.. very impressive! It makes for a great space to sew in... everything at your finger tips. I just love how you've used a door edged with yard sticks for a workbench.ReplyDelete
I've featured your sewing space today...Delete
you have made the most of your space, everything looks fantasic! I took everything out of mine, rearranged & now it wont all go back in lol! love your space!ReplyDelete