I guess I should take my sewing more seriously because I have a dedicated room for it…

I made a deal with my boyfriend that, if we signed our lease for the apartment, the office had to be my sewing space. I am slowly fixing it up, but here’s the first iteration…


The color is meant to be cheery and bright for a small (but sunny) space, but everything else is… in need of work. My desk has proven itself a bit small for two machines. I need a way to keep my pencils, seam ripper, shears, etc close– right now, they just go to the right of the sewing machine, but that’s really not a good spot. The shelf, as you can see, seems too small to contain my mess. The fabric is folded up in clear bins (and in Mood bags stashed on top) and all the notions are in the black boxes. I also have a few books but you can’t really see in the photos. I love having my speakers up there so I can plug in my phone and listen to music while I sew. My favorite hack was hanging my pattern-making rulers and curves on the right wall as you can see below…


It’s a huge step up from my sewing nook in my last apartment, but the room still feels disorganized. Do you guys have any suggestions as to what I could do with my space to make my sewing more comfortable?



2 thoughts on “I guess I should take my sewing more seriously because I have a dedicated room for it…

  1. I recently upgraded my tables to fit my machines. I got a 59″ long table from Ikea and so far it works great. I have my sewing machine and my serger on it. On the wall above that I have a peg board that holds rulers, scissors, etc. Here’s a link to the table – http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/S39001942/

    For storage – a tall bookcase may help too. I have one that holds fabric and then I have two smaller ones for books and patterns. I have photos of my stuff on my blog if you want to take a look. I hope that helps! I do like the color you painted your wall.

    • Yeah, a 59″ table would be great, I have to see if it fits… A bookshelf might not be in the cards though, since I share the office with my boyfriend 😦

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