Saturday, March 22, 2014

Presenting My New Sewing Room

Finally it's finished! We still need to take my very heavy cutting table down but, I wanted to take pictures before we did.

In this post, I'll show you the pics with  a little info. On my other blog. I'll give more details on the organizing of all my stuff so if you're interested, visit Diana's Sewing Lessons in a couple of days and I'll have some details.

Before I get into it I have to give my husband Bob a lot of credit. He ended up having to assemble 11 different units to make my dream room a reality!






One of the  longest wall holds most of my fabrics and other important components for my sewing . It consists of six units which are really closet organizers. They were made by Sauder and bought at Canadian Tire.

The drawers hold my silks ,interfacings, and pattern alteration stuff. The pattern boxes were shoe boxes covered with fabric from my Home Dec stash. All the baskets came from other parts of my house. I didn't have to buy even one as I have a huge collection of all types of baskets.

We used one more unit by the door and I decided not to add a top unit here.Iwanted a space to hold my pressing tools. After sewing a little today, I can attest to how convenient this placement is..Also,I want to put an inspiration board on the wall here.



The other long wall holds my self- designed work station.I wanted to be able to roll my chair from one machine to another without any obstruction so we used two tall bedside chests (yes, Bob had to put those together too.) at each end. My carpenter added side ends as well.





Over the workstation are these wall hutches bought  at Home Depot. I love these little beauties! In the various baskets/ boxes are found all my supplies like serger threads, buttons, trims, zippers, elastics, etc.




 I made sure that there would be enough room for both my dress forms in my new sewing room.





 Originally, I had asked for a 16' by 16' room. Because of things being in the way, I ended up with 13.5' by 15'. Close enough.

I didn't want any clutter and there had to be a place for everything. So far, I think I managed to make that happen. Bob and my carpenter were constantly asking me if such and such were in my "dream". Poor guys. They were awfully glad to finish on Thursday! The grommets for the cords of my machines still have to be drilled and installed but other than that and getting someone to help carry my extremely heavy cutting table downstairs, my Dream Sewing Room is finished.

I feel so terribly lucky tonight as I type this post! To have such a wonderful husband . healthy children, and grandchildren and a beautiful sewing room  is really amazing. Never a day goes by that I don't thank God for my many blessings!

Hope you're having a wonderful week of sewing!

More later from






26 comments:

Nakisha said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! It's fabulous! Enjoy your new space!

Betsy said...

Diana congratulations. It looks very well organized and lovely.

Amanda S. said...

Ooh, green with envy over here! :)

Mary Glenn said...

Love it all but the wall hutches are my favorite.

Vicki said...

YOu deserve a place as perfect as that! Everything is so neat. Enjoy :)

Gernella said...

Wow I am envious. I try and tell myself that no matter how much room I have, my sewing wont get any better for it. Enjoy

Linda T said...

Definitely a little piece of heaven!

Ann's Fashion Studio said...

Congratulations! It's perfect and I love your new space. I know you will enjoy it :)

Faye Lewis said...

How beautiful and organized. Love it.

Mary said...

May I move in?

Jane said...

Looks awesome. Terrible case of envy in Denver. :)

Nancy K said...

Congratulations! It's a great sewing room. Enjoy!

Linda said...

Great looking sewing room--no clutter! I am very envious. Great job on creating a nice looking sewing room.

Towanda said...

I love your room. Congrats on a job well done.

Carolyn (Diary of a Sewing Fanatic) said...

I love your new room! The baskets give it such a homey look. I know you're going to spend lots of wonderful hours creating beautiful garments there!

shams said...

Wow, Diana, what a gorgeous work space!

Annette said...

I love the space and that sewing table/desk is so spacious and accessible. Your room is inspiring!

Sharon said...

Your sewing room is divine and I can see that you have put a lot of thought into it. Enjoy!

Claire S. said...

Wow - what a gorgeous room, Diana - I know you're going to enjoy creating in there !

Jean said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful sewing room -- I'm envious! Your husband and carpenter did a fantastic job. I love the baskets -- I can't believe you had all of those already in your home, as they look perfect for each little space. Enjoy it!

Vernelle Nelson said...

Oh, Diana -

I knew from your posts that we have similar tastes in clothing. I had no idea you have the same passion for baskets as I do. I even have a bookcase that is very similar if not identical to your shelving.

I'm absolutely drooling over your new sewing room. Right now, I'm sharing my sewing room with a long term houseguest. You've given me some wonderful ideas as to what to do when that space is truly 100% mine once again.

Thank you.

Andrea said...

Diana, congratulations on your new sewing room! What a great space. I love the layout of your work station, fabulous counter space.

Gail Buelow said...

I love to see organized sewing spaces. It's easier to create when you can find your tools! Diana what was your source for your sewing countertop? Did you have it made for you? I love the curved workspace!

Diana said...

Thank you all so much for the lovely comments! Gail, I designed the counter top and had a carpenter build it out of wood and laminate.He also installed it for us. It measures 9 1/2 feet long by 5' on the shorter end.I think it ended up costing about $500. It's my favorite part of the whole room.

Nan said...

This is wonderful work space you have created.
You accomplish so much.
I am relatively newly widowed and I have time for the first time in a lot of years but I don't seem to organize my time well. Would you mind sharing how you organize your time for sewing some time. I have learned so much from you. Thank you for your generosity in sharing.

Bonnie Carlstrom said...

An absolutely perfect space, Diana! And what a motivator for the rest of us to redesign and reorganize, thank you! :)