If you would have told me 5 years ago that someday I would have a sewing studio like this, I never would have believed you.
When we bought our first home in Pennsylvania, a 900 sq. ft. townhouse, I took up half of the unfinished basement with craft supplies and an old metal desk they were throwing away at work.
When we moved into our 2500 sq. ft. home in Texas (everything is bigger in Texas) I was thrilled to have a spare bedroom/craft room combo.
We moved into our current home a little more than a year ago. The first room that was unpacked and decorated was my dedicated craft room. It was a tight fit, but it was all craft room. I no longer had to share it with a guest bed. This room was my happy place for sure and I spent so many hours in there sewing and learning and sewing some more.
My husband got dedicated space as well. A first floor office, a large gameroom upstairs and a theater room. But after a year in the house, the only thing in that huge gameroom was a game chair in front of a tv with a video game console.
During a casual conversation, I made an off-the-cuff comment that I should have that gameroom since I have so much more stuff. To my shock and surprise, my husband said, yeah, that makes a lot of sense.
Wait, What? I was floored. He said, we do our entertaining mainly downstairs and out back, we really don’t NEED a gameroom. We made a deal. I could move into the gameroom if I tackled painting and decorating the two existing guest rooms, or as I like to call them, the kids’ rooms. (Just in case they ever want to move back home).
That was all the inspiration I needed. I had those two rooms painted and decorated within 2 weekends, and then moved on to bigger and better crafting space. It’s so much more substantial that I started calling it my sewing studio to pay it respect. LOL.
Wanna see it?
When you get to the top of the stairs, you are face to face with the sewing studio. It’s important that I keep this presentable since there are no doors. Although we’re considering adding a barn door on a slider just to have the option of closing it off. My old room had an Ikea table for a cutting table. It worked well, but it wasn’t big enough to lay out quilt tops or larger projects on it. This room takes advantage of the space by adding 3 more of the original table pushed together to make a 12′ X 5′ cutting table. It’s magical, y’all.
I also added more of the Martha Stewart brand organizers that I had in the other room. I had two of the 9-cubes stacked in the old room. This room adds one 6-cube and two more 9-cubes. It provides a lot of vertical storage that’s still low profile. I ordered them at Home Depot online, and just swung by to pick them up. I love that Home Depot offers that little perk.
My sewing cabinet was an over-the-top gift from my husband a couple of years ago. He assures me he got a great deal on it. When I decided I wanted to learn how to quilt, it fast became evident that my tiny sewing table couldn’t support more than a doll quilt. My amazing husband surprised me with this on Christmas morning. I was stunned.
I love a good peg board organizer and have used them in my last three craft rooms.Not only do I store oft-used tools here, I also keep some blank space so I can hang things up for taking photos of works in progress. Like my first Vintage Farm Girl block. Isn’t it so cute?
The game room already had two built in desk areas with shelving on either side of the entryway. I use one as a desk for when I work from home (my full time gig is as a Marketing Director). I’m lucky that my current job is very flexible and allows me to work from home a couple days a week.
Tucked in a corner by the windows, I have another piece of peg board that holds my knitting looms, embroidery hoops and floos and yarn, crochet hooks and all the trimmings that go along with hand-work. I like the floor lamp for hand work. It has a clamp to hold patterns and a magnifying glass for my aging eyeballs. 🙂 I’m on the lookout for a cozy chair to fit where the old sewing table now rests.
Last but certainly not least, I finally bought myself this adorable Ikea Raskog Kitchen Cart. I have wanted one since the first time I laid eyes on it, but I didn’t have the space. Now that I do, I love it. I house all my sewing necessities and ironing acoutrements in here and it’s always within an arms’ reach. I love the color and the wheels. It literally makes me giddy. And LOOK HOW MUCH it holds! You should totally get one.
So what do you think? I’d love to see pictures of your crafty space. Share them on Instagram with #mycraftspace.