I hope you like this peek into my sewing space. I know how lucky I am to have a dedicated space to sew, and although it feels like an indulgence at times, it brings me a lot of joy being able to store all my supplies and work without interruption. It’s still a work in progress but hopefully you enjoy seeing some snaps of how it’s coming along and I’ll keep updating it as I add more details.
I moved house in Jan 2021 and wasn’t able to replicate the space I had in my previous house. I was still able to keep my long Ikea desk for my sewing machine and overlocker to sit side by side. Plus the famous pink chair that I always get positive comments about on social media.
There is a giant cabinet on one side that holds patterns, buttons, machine accessories, pressing hams and clappers, plus many more awkward size items! Every single drawer is filled with interfacing of different weights and separated by colour. I picked this up from Amazon when I was given a voucher to spend at the start of the year. The ridiculously large television was given to me FREE when we signed up to a tv provider. I don’t really need something this big in my sewing room but I tell you what, it was fun to watch Sewing Bee on!
To keep things tidy I’ve mounted a few wall hanging spool holders, plus I bought a back of door hook for my ironing board. In hindsight I should have gotten one with a iron holder too! So I might swap it out soon. A full length mirror helps when checking the fit of garments I’m making and brightens up the room.
For those wondering what happened to my cutting table I modified my very popular “Ikea hack cutting table” into version 2 with a square top and mounted on casters! It was made in partnership with my husband. We re-used the four Kallax units from Ikea from the last one, arranged into a square. We recut the large MDF top and secured it with no more nails and I re-painted it white. We used a series of wooden battons to create a solid base and castor wheels from eBay raise the table to the perfect height AND provide mobility. Underneath there are large baskets to store all my fabric, again from Ikea since they make them the perfect size. And I have four Ikea Kallax drawers to hold zips, tracing paper and larger notions like bias binding. Expanding file boxes hold all my patterns! The width is 1.2m wide and long, meaning I can cut delicate fabric single layer without them trying to escape. This is slightly smaller than I used to have but a small sacrifice to make. Watch this video to see more!