New Sewing Room

1.15.2013


I am so glad you are here and I hope you enjoy my little tour of my new sewing room. To see the before pictures, you can visit here

The most important spot in my room is this chair. It's a place for my friends and family to comfortably sit when they come for a visit. The arms of the chair are looking very worn. I need to make something to cover them up and make them look pretty.



My scraps, sorted by color, are in the bins with the blue lids. The other bins hold my fat quarters and half yards. I keep my yardage folded and stacked using this method by Happy Zombie.


On the other side of the wire shelf, I have a small peg board (that needs painted, but I was in a hurry to get things set up) that holds my most used tools and smaller rulers. I simply zip tied it to the shelf. I love zip ties! 'S' hooks are for my purchased patterns. 


The tool chest holds my needles, bobbins and other various small sewing supplies. I purchased it at Harbor Freight. 

One of my very favorite things is my cutting table. It was once a very ugly desk that I found at the Salvation Army for $1. You can see pictures of its transformation here and here


Under the desk has great storage. I keep my Viking sewing machine there so it's handy for those times when I need her. My former sewing room had a closet to store things, so finding a new place to put those things was a challenge. These plastic bins are an example. They hold my "special fabric" and used to live on a shelf in the closet. They found their new home under the desk so I can still access them easily. 


New shelves! I lost a tall wire shelf in the move and I needed a place for my books, my buttons and some pretties. As I adjust to my new place, somethings may get shifted around, but for now, this works. 



I love the step stool I found at Goodwill. It gets used a lot so I can reach things on the tall shelves. 

The tall cupboard we originally purchased to add more cupboard space in the kitchen is a great fit in my room and holds my precuts perfectly.

The ironing board is my extra table I use when quilting a larger quilt. I set it up on the left side of my table to hold the extra weight of the quilt while I am working on it. 



Ohhh...This is another one of my very favorite things. My pink kitchen cabinet pressing station. I begged the owner to sell it to me. It's true...You can read about it here, here and here

I found the area rug at Menard's for $17. I found fatigue mats on clearance that I placed under the rug. They make a world of difference when standing for long periods of time. 


More shelving. I think I have enough room to store stuff now. ;-) 


My first baby doll. My mom always said I loved the hair right off of her. She has a very silly name. Ready? Santa Claus Doll. Why? Because Santa gave her to me. It made sense to a me when I was 3 years old. =) 



Moving on, the sewing table and my beloved Juki. Love this machine! 


My office area. My one goal for this room was for me to have my sewing table so I could see outside and have my computer placed where I could watch Netflix while I worked. I am so glad we were able to get it worked out to be able to do that. 



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57 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness! You have been busy! I love your sewing room.,

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  2. Oh the room looks brilliant, Amy and all your little personal touches are wonderful. You'll enjoy creating in here, hey? Happy days :)

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  3. Awesome! I love all the sunshine that you will have cheering you in the room, and your room is very bright and beautiful. Enjoy!

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  4. I love the way it turned out! Would you come and organize mine?!

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  5. Beautiful room with all those personal touches. Having windows to look out, good light and a computer in the same room makes it cozy. Now it's time to sew, sew, sew!

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  6. Ww, Amy! It looks great and its sure been fun watching this transform with you. I'll bet you'll be busy as can be in your new space.


    BTW....Got my new Juki.....WOW!! Love, love, love.

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  7. Great sewing room! I noticed we collect the same sheep.

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  8. Looks great! You really turned a room with deer and turned it into a cozy, charming place. :) Love it!!

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  9. Amy,
    It is beautiful!! What a lot of work!! Hats off to you....now enjoy it and sew!!

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  10. Amy your room is wonderful. Love all the special touches. And of course all the pink :-)

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  11. Rosemary B here: it is so neat and tidy... now I have to clean up my room. I love this. Pink is such a wonderful color. I looked at the before pictures and also the pink cabinet pics.
    This is a great space. My sewing office is right next to my other office.... the kitchen haha
    Your new room is heavenly!

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  12. Amy your craft room is gorgeous and I love your sweet white and green cabinet and pink station, too!! What a wonderful place for you to create and sew!! Enjoy and thanks for sharing!! xo Heather

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  13. Oh Amy! Your room is lovely!!!! I think you will be very happy in there. :)

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  14. What a beautiful sewing room filled with so many treasures!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  15. What a wonderful space. I am in love with your pink chair and $1 pink desk. You did a wonderful job organizing.

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  16. such a pretty space to sew. $1 for the desk, wow! it is fabulous and I love the pink table too. enjoy your new space.

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  17. wow wow wow what a perfect sewing room Amy!! love the pink cabinet, so pretty! xo

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  18. Wow! What a great room to be in. I really like it. I couldn't help but notice the adorable patch scotty dog in the fifth picture and the mason jars with zinc lids. What charming additions to your decor. Thanks for the tour. :)

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  19. Your room is an absolute dream! Love it!

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  20. What a nice, thorough tour you just took me on ! I think that I could now easily come in and go on working on my scrappytrip-along quilt, and just feel right at home ! Thank you for letting me see how you worked things out. You have some very good ideas here .

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  21. Wonderful sewing area. So glad yours is permanent. I'll have one, one of these days. Love that cabinet.

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  22. Wow? WOW! and more WOWs!!! what a cool space to enjoy! there are sooo many fun things! My room is sooo messy. It's kind a organized... but messy! =) You are inspiring me to be a bit less messy =)

    hugZ,
    annie

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  23. Love your swee-eet sewing space, Amy! It is so full of love and vintage happiness. How precious that Santa Claus Doll has a place of honor. We have Lydia's baby doll ('night-'night baby) but mine is long gone...or someone else is loving her!
    :-}pokey

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  24. Boy, Oh, Boy! You sure have worked hard the last couple of days putting this all together!! Loving your room!! It is so special!!

    chris

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  25. absolutely adorable...and that pink kitchen cabinet...very vintage..very you...you did a great job in your new creative room

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  26. You have worked very hard and it shows!!! It is lovely and functional too...I can see me sitting in your pink chair for a visit!!!

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  27. Oh it is so gorgeous! Looks full of inspiration too. And, I especially love your sheep (oh, and I have that very same Mary Engelbreit tin too...my mom gave it to me!).

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  28. Love your new room. Especially your pink cabinet.

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  29. Your new sewing room is beautiful...I love how you arrange all your things. Very well organised!!

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  30. Wow! What a great space! I love the peg board and the hexagon quilt on the wall is amazingly beautiful! Thanks so much for linking up!

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  31. Again! You did it!! You claimed it and what a blessing!!! You rock and roll!! I am back from my sons' caring for two little kind of sick gals while he and his wife started the first steps to be part of the Transplant Family at IU in Indianapolis. God has guided him to the best surgeon in the USA. We pray his GFR stays 30 and above but my hub will be starting the process of being a LIVE Donor. We are learning the language! So I am back to the cabin and ready to catch up with you, including American Jane Recess!!....painting....and opening up My Little Quilt Shop here in NW Indiana. Quilted Blessings!!! Kari

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  32. I LOVE your new space! What an incredible job you did in such a short time! I am planning on using some of your ideas in my own sewing space. I love those clear containers under your desk! Can you share where you purchased them? I am still praying for you and your family!

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  33. I am loving your sewing room! and the quilt above your computer is fantastic. The pink kitchen cabinet is awesome what a great Estate find that was, I bet so many people overlooked it, but you saw it's true potential, I'm loving it.

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  34. I love your sewing room! One of my goals for this year is to organize and decorate my sewing room. I will have to remember to take photos. If I would finish some of the things in my cupboards I would have more space to organize! Thanks for the inspiration.

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  35. I cannot believe how neat you are! Everything in its place, and you know where it all is! I a impressed. And it looks so cosy and friendly too. Thank you for showing.

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  36. What a lovely room, all neat and tidy too. I wish we could move, just to get the room under control! I love that Quilt behind your computer screen, love, love, love it!!!

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  37. Wonderful treasures! You've found some great bargains. I too love to have my sewing machine in front of a window so I can watch the birds (and, unfortunately, stray cats) while I sew!

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  38. What a pretty and organized room. You must be really thrilled. I wish mine was so neat and tidy...one day.

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  39. Very nice room! I love all your little extras. Looks like a nice set up to work with.

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  40. Wow! Your room is beautiful! So very inviting :). I love all the vintage touches. Thanks for sharing your pics. I so love to see other people's work areas!

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  41. WHOA! That is awesome! It turned out super nice. :)

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  42. That looks like such a nice sanctuary to sew in. I'm loving your idea of hanging purchased patterns on a hook -- that's something I need to do to keep track of my own patterns. If I'm going to spend real money on them, I should keep them from getting buried in the clutter.

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  43. Love your room, and your curtain is wonderful! I need to do that for the family room. We remodeled last year and DH is complaining the room needs window treatments. I really just want to do a couple of quilt type valances since we live out in the country! I will have to come back and get the references for how to fold fabric, etc. Right now some are in bins overflowing in my closet, some are folded on a bookshelf, and then there are two huge totes, overflowing under my ironing board, and a giant box full of scraps winging its way to my house from my mother's after I dug through 27 boxes of fabric stored at her house

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  44. I love you sewing room. I enjoyed looking at all of the little details and personal touches. I reminds me a little of mine but I have one tiny window so the lighting is not quite so wonderful.

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  45. Your quilting room is ADORABLE, I especially love all the vintage (lol, my era!) touches, and had to go back and read all the links you included. Sweet!

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  46. I loved seeing your new sewing room in person!

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  47. I love the way you did your sewing room. Do you write a blog? Can't seem to locate it. From one redeemed sheep to another....

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  48. New visitor here . What apretty, comfy room! The pink cabinet is beyong eyecatching! I have recently done a room makeover and will be revealing it soon.

    Another redeemed sheep here

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  49. I love the retro cabinets and work stations in your space! This space certainly says welcome, come stitch a while. Congratulations on a room well done!

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  50. I just found your blog through Pam Kitty! I love you sewing room! So retro with the kitchen cabinet.I would have begged for it also. I have never seen that particular cabinet. It looked really well kept. Sometimes you get them and they are an absolute mess. I also have a cabinet like your white one which I had to clean up and paint as it came from some garage that a mechanic used so you can imagine. I will be visiting again.
    Diana from Ohio deep in the freeze!

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  51. OMG.. gorgeous. Lucky Lamb you are, I better clean my room for the HOP.. thanks for joining us

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  52. very cozy I need to organize I keep organizing and still have a mess LOL> Pray for me. God Bless. Your 2015 quilt is very pretty love the pattern.

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  53. Beautiful room to sew in. So glad I found this blog! You are so creative in the way you have decorated your sewing room and it looks so vintage. Just love it!
    Mary B
    mburnette912@bellsouth.net

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