I thought it would be fun to share with you my sewing space. I am very lucky that I can dedicate a whole room to my sewing. As my blog name shows I am actually sewing in the attic. Albeit a beautiful conversion of one. On a sunny day this space is almost magical. Even when the clouds are in the sky, I get a lot of natural light. One one side I’ve set up my storage. The other one has the stairs. I use a small portion of this space as an office. But it’s my dedicated space for sewing. Because it is at the top of the house, when it gets messy , and trust me it does often, I don’t have to tidy up, unless I know someone will see this space. In those boxes I keep lining or scrap fabric. In the draws I ended up keeping zippers and some tools.
I have used the space between the two desks to put some cubes into which to store some of my fabric. The idea occurred to me when I came home with some fabric and discovered I already bought some. It was also to keep reminding myself I have enough fabric to stock a small show and I’d better get cracking with using up more of the fabric I already have, or give some away.
On the other desk, I’ve set up my overlocker and one of the cubes into which I store my Burda Style and Sewing World magasine collections. The other side I’m storing more fabric (I’ve subjected myself to some torture to fold all that fabric, my back was killing me after spending about 4-5 hours folding fabric to fit into the cubes). On top I have some of my haberdashery. Yes, I have a lot of baking paper! And no, I don’t bake much (I don’t even store any baking paper in my kitchen). All those magazines are 3 years worth of Sew Magasine issues( I’ve recently gave up my subscription as I feel they keep doing same thing all the time, also they started repeating the patterns they offer, besides I cannot give myself enough reason for having 3 subscriptions at the same time), all Love Sewing & Sew Now issues since they started publishing them and some Simply Sewing . There are the odd Make It Today, Patrones and other international magazines I purchased through the years. I know I am a bit of a sewing magazines nerd.I am using the left over cubes to store some more supplies (brown cupboard) and my sewing books On the opposite side of the room I have a mobile draws unit and my dummy. As you can see I have most of my patterns stored in the purple boxes. You probably spotted the doors in this picture. I have four of them two sets on each side. Behind them is a huge storage space where I keep more fabric and patterns. I won’t show you that bit as it’s quite messy, not for public viewing.
And in the middle of all this space I have my table, next to which I usually set my ironing table as well. And this is my sewing space. I love spending time in this space and this is where me and Gemma have our sewing days. It’s so big we can have a sewing party there. Anyone interested in joining me, let me know.