Over the years my sewing space /guest room had two makeovers and if you look deep enough on my blog archive you can play spot the differences. The old theme was “Cool Britannia” with a lot of red, white and blue as the main colours. Recently I had a major clear out, re-ogarnising the space and materials. I love changes. The most important thing now is that every thing have a place and can be put away when needed. Like my wardrobe recently I’m favouriting muted colours: beige, black and white. The room is very bare at the moment in terms of ‘decorations’. It is all the same furniture after all. I removed the illustrations and frames as they are getting painted black. I didn’t spend any money to improve the room. Just with a bit of reorganisation and a lot of cleaning.
It feels so much brighter even without a fresh lick of paint (which I hope will get done near Christmas). I find the “day bed”/couch the perfect spot to read sewing books with a cup of tea. Chai Latte is my latest obsession.
I keep all my stuff in two double doors wardrobes. One for fabric and the other for everything else, including non sewing related stuff like christmas decorations. My sewing books are on a bookshelf constantly being rearranged.
Out of sight, out of mind?
For my fabrics I tend not to have a system. They get folded or rolled and stuffed wherever there is a gap. I keep a bin under my desk specially for scraps. When that’s full I take it to get it recycled at a ‘rag recycling centre’. There are charities that will take your scraps if you ask.
If you squint on my plan/mood board you will notice I’m pondering about raincoats.
Sewing spaces and rooms vary so much in size and style over the world. Do share your tips, observations and ideas for a productive space.