I am super excited to have my very own sewing room. In the past I was fortunate to have a sewing cabinet in one room, a table to cut out fabric in another and my ironing board in still another room. Now I have them all together, in one room!!
Here are five things I love about my sewing room.
1. Everything is old, recycled or second hand
Everything that is in the sewing room I have either bought second hand, upcycled, recycled or have had for a very long time.
I have had my sewing machine for over 25 years. It is a basic Brother machine. No fancy computer options. As long as it does straight stitch, zigzag and button holes, I am happy.
The table we have had for 30 years. The sewing cabinet was bought second hand about ten years ago. Even the mirror on the wall was a found treasure.
2. Sewing table
I love how the table is away from the wall so I can walk all the way around it when I am trying to cut out a pattern and material for a project.
3. boxes with labels
I love how I have everything sorted in boxes which I have sourced from different places. Photocopy boxes from school are a great size box to use. But I especially love that I have put labels on them so I know what is in each box!
4. Drawer for Cotton
I love this drawer in the sewing table which orginally would have been a cutlery drawer but it is just perfect for cotton reels. In the past my reels were all piled together in a container. I had no idea what was at the bottom and every time I tried to have a look they would start to unravel. There would be a birds nest of loose threads! Can anyone relate? That is why I am super excited about being able to see my threads and get to them easily.
5. full length Mirror
I love having a full length mirror in the sewing room. Makes it so easy to check what things look like as I am sewing.