My goal for 2016 is to be come more organised and to “de-clutter” my home and life of things that don’t bring any joy. My husband has been gradually repainting our home over the past few months and the last room to be painted was the guest room/sewing room. It took a lot of time and energy to go through all my sewing supplies/fabrics/books and get everything organised. We moved the guest bed into the adjacent ensuite bathroom (as it is only used for 1-2 weeks per year) to give me more space. I purchased a new cutting table and desk, and used my existing shelving and small cupboard. My husband framed a pegboard to hang about my desk. I have gone with a neutral colour scheme at this stage but can always change the display on the pegboard and shelving to suit.
The pegboard was purchased from Bunnings. A frame was made so that it could be set back from the wall and it was spray painted white. I have displayed some of my favourite things – vintage pattern, kokeshi doll, keys,scissors, washi tape, doileys, Eiffel towers, and more! I am sure I will be constantly arranging and rearranging it. It will really be more of an inspiration board rather than craft storage.
For a cutting table I have used a Stenstorp Kitchen Island from Ikea. It is the perfect height for cutting, and there is room for a tabletop ironing board so that it functions as a pressing station as well. It has two shelves which are great for storing cutting tools, works in progress, favourite fabrics, rulers and more. The other side has room for a stool, so I can sit to work on projects if needed. When we need the room as a guest room, there is room to move the table under the window so there is room for the bed. At the moment I am working in a L shape with the desk and cutting station.
The existing Expedit shelving unit holds magazines, yarn, books, and displays. On top there are some framed vintage patterns, and my antique sewing box. I have another smaller Expedit (4 x 2) that is in the walk in robe. That holds tubs of fabric. I prefer to store fabric in plastic tubs to keep it dust free.
I love my new sewing room and having all my supplies organised. Looking forward to spending lots of time in my sewing room this year creating.