I remember the days when I kept my sewing machine in a closet. It stayed there most of the year, but occasionally, I’d remove it and set it on the kitchen table for sewing. What an inconvenience!
When sewing for Fun Son’s baby room (24 years ago), I realized I should set up my sewing machine in the guest bedroom. The rest is history.
Having a designated sewing or project space is a total game-changer. It’s much easier to pop into that room, sew for fifteen to thirty minutes of available time, and leave everything out and ready to sew again the next time.
After kids came along, it sometimes was a challenge to find a workable space. So, I understand how that might be the case for you. These ideas from Houzz.com are helpful and creative.
In this case, a corner is all you need!
Borrow a small area of a guest room or the master.
Does this look like a transformed dining space – or an extra bedroom?
When we lived in a suburb of Atlanta, nearly every home in our area had a built-in desk space in the kitchen. What an awesome place to sew! Imagine the sewing you could get done while stopping only briefly now and then to stir the pot.
I love how several of these examples show using a simple table.
This one is probably my favorite…very inventive, practical, and such a great idea for a revamped linen closet!
This would be a dream of a laundry room!
Imagine a laundry room that’s much smaller (more of an average size), where the room ends just to this side of the machines. The sewing spot at the end of the room would still be so doable in that smaller space.
This looks like another space in a corner of a bedroom. Plenty of natural light is always a good thing.
All you need is one wall, a couple of drawer stacks with a board extended over them for seating under the table top. Very simple yet completely functional.
It looks like this is the corner of a family room…extra convenient!
Yes, the closet.
Any new ideas here for creating or tweaking your sewing spot? Which one is your favorite?