My Sewing Studio Tour

When Heather asked if I would share my sewing space I for sure hopped onto that wagon! I mean, who doesn’t love to show off their creative space?  Mine has been a journey- from digging all the carpet out, to redoing the ceiling, painting walls, adding plugs {ok, fine- the honey did most of that} I love my space. Ready to take a look? Let’s go!

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*Disclaimer- cleanliness in photos does not represent the current state and can not be guaranteed if you visit My Sewing Space To give you a back history- a couple of years ago, we purchased this home {which smelled like tinkle}.  Knowing that we aren’t the quickest on updating and redoing things I convinced the honey that the best spot for my sewing studio was in the backyard.  There wouldn’t be any dust, paint drips or contstant shifting around because of construction out there.  After a bit of looking over, re-thinking he came to see the light.  The sewing cottage was mine! my sewing studio This is what it’s humble beginnings were.  It was piled high in there of over 40 feet of carpet {yes, enough to recarpet almost one side of our duplex -yippee!} inside the sewing cottage   inside the sewing cottage

Inside there was a bunch of goodies to be found- not really.  yuck!  But as the contractors say- ‘it has good bones’ so we continued on.  It was stripped of everything, pretty bare, but so ready for its new look and life. With the walls painted with concrete water blocker paint, new wood trim around the top of the ceiling {to really hold it up}, all the shelves loaded and filled- my sewing studio looks like this~ sewing studio of patchwork posse I have a big quilt machine {the screaming banche as I have so lovingly named her} on the back wall.  The room measures 15″ X 13″ so she fits right snug.  I have her pushed up against the wall, no space in here for using groovy boards or templates….everything I quilt is by free hand or rulers from the front side. I recently rearranged the room to include a large table I was given by the honey.  It juts out from the wall, but it uses a lot of space in the middle of the room that wasn’t being used. I love it. sewing studio sewing area

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I have a kind of hoarding problem when it comes to my sewing space.  It’s full. To the brim.  There are a few things that save me though- My roller cart ironing board.  {with my wonderful trusty oliso iron}.  I recently updated the covered iron board too.  This thing gets moved back and forth depending on what I’m doing. Whether I am quilting or sewing…I can move it around for more space.  I  L O V E it.

sewing studio patchwork posse

I am also a collector of dolls.  Some I have made, some bought at yard sales, some have been swaps….they are a mix of style.  They are all kind of stuffed into the shelf- but it’s right front and center and I love that I get to work right next to them.

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Across from my sewing area is the wall of drawers!  I cram all of my fabric scraps into the drawers and books/magazines/patterns on the shelf.  The drawers are color coded, and totally full.  There is also a drawer dedicated just for buttons, and another one for ric rac.  Yes, I am fully aware that I have a problem.

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I am not the cleanest sewer on the block I am sure, but I love my space.  It has everything I need right in front of me– and there is a spot for everything.  Even for Miss Daisy…..

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  1. Wanda

    15 August

    I think your studio should get the prize for best view. Love those mountains in the backround. What an awesome little studio you have, so lucky.

  2. Thanks SO much for being part of our studio tour~ your cottage is great and the view from your back yard is stunning! 🙂

  3. elsa

    15 August

    I so love that you didn’t straighten up your sewing space! It’s really refreshing to know that other quilters are messy like me.
    Love your little cottage too ~ perfect view!

  4. Mary

    15 August

    Wonderful space! And just like a kitchen, if it were too tidy, you’d know it wasn’t really being used (or like a thread-bear teddy bear, loved!). Not sure I could live with just that tiny window, though, especially with those wonderful mountains outside. Lucky you!

  5. ga447

    15 August

    I do my best work and get things done with my sewing room is in Action. Love your dolls.

  6. Heather

    15 August

    I love seeing the transformation of your space from start to finish! Thanks so much for sharing your space with us.
    ~H

  7. Carol Stearns

    15 August

    A clean sewing room is a sign of a sick mind or someone who doesn’t spend time sewing and creating! Nice space!

  8. Becky

    15 August

    Thanks everyone for the kind words- i have three small windows- two work the other in the back is boarded up. there is just enough natural light and when I am out there I usually keep the door open to watch the kids, or let in more natural light. And, yes….it is usually a chaotic organized area. 🙂

  9. Ronda Halvorsen-Ferns

    15 August

    I love it! Inspired me! I have a great Mt.view too that gives me the chance to walk around every now and then to regroup!

  10. Mary Ann McDermott

    15 August

    Is there heat in there? Springtime would be wonderful but I’m not sure I could find my way out there in the winter.

  11. Dana

    15 August

    Your own building!! Awesome!!!!

  12. Josefina

    15 August

    I love your cottage, very reaslistic! So glad to see that I’m not the only hoarder. Organized chaos is the way I would describe my space too. Thank you for sharing.

  13. You have so much stuff! (In a good way.) I love that you have an actual working room and aren’t afraid to show it as it is, not exactly a Pinterest-style sewing room. Thank goodness – I was beginning to think I was the only one that sewed like that – in real life. Not in perfect-pinterest-world. Thanks for sharing Becky – I’m envious of all that space and all that you have in it.

  14. Carol

    15 August

    Oh, you make me feel like I am not alone. I have a room above the two car garage. 10 years ago I had a fire in my studio. (kitten knocked over an Ott Lite which flipped open and started a fire). I lost my fabrics, rulers, furniture etc. I did Not LOSE MY 700 quilt books which were right by the door – the insurance company took them away and ‘ozoned’ them and they are fine except for a few have darkened spines – amazing. (I am a librarian and have a love of books) That is when I realized that owned 29 rulers!!! The rest of the house was fine. So I started again from scratch. Now I am embarrassed to say I cannot get into parts of my room the stuff is piled high so I have migrated down to the kitchen – hubby doesn’t like that.
    So I have a view of the beach and you have the mountains – we are lucky. And I make quilts. I have made 12 Linus quilts this summer.

  15. Diane

    15 August

    I love your studio the best!!!

  16. Becky

    16 August

    Carol- sad for the fire, but holy cow girl 700 quilt books! phew! I love that you have recovered and all is well. lucky to have the beach view too.

  17. Becky

    16 August

    I am not ocd or a clean sewer. lol i stuff things where ever! thanks for stopping by.

  18. Becky

    16 August

    I do have a stand along heater, but this winter there was like 2 weeks of 10 degrees and it was way too cold. I brought my machine inside for a bit. otherwise it works just fine.

  19. Becky

    16 August

    thanks ronda. I love using the grass for laying out quilts and the mountain view is a bonus.

  20. ann

    20 August

    Now thats a sewing room! creativity is not a neat process!!

  21. Becky

    20 August

    haha ann. It isn’t, and I am not the tidiest either. 🙂

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