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Thread: The Sewing Room

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    The Sewing Room

    I've mentioned my sewing setup a few times and finally took some pictures. The sewing table is a counter bought at a moving sale, it sits on a file cabinet bought at the same sale for a total of $40! DH mounted a rail along the wall, into the studs, for the other sides to rest on. He cut an opening and we set the sewing machine in a wire, coated, basket. I used my Sew Steady acrylic table as a template and screwed it on top of the counter, it can easily be removed if I want to use the open arm. The cupboard was a steal too, $99 at Jerry's because it had a scratch on it, we painted it to look like new, and added three shelves inside.

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    He built some shelves into the small closet for more storage and we set another rummage special, a bookshelf we painted white, on the large bottom shelf. The chest was on sale at Bi-Mart and all my nifty gadgets and threads are right by my side.

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    He made the spoon hooks out of old silver tablespoons to mount the bobbin holders on the wall. That was an easy one, just hammer them to give them a "look" and bend them to make a hook. We found the shelves at a yard sale and painted them to make thread storage.

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    The "office" part of the sewing room got kind of cramped for Christmas!

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    I think we are going to put more shelves over the sewing table, or maybe I'll make a quilt for it ...

    I need to decide on color choices and we'll paint and fix it up some more, and obviously I need to organize my stuff better, but I have a lot more storage than I started out with and a nice, flush, sewing machine!

    Oh, and the "cutting table" is the "38 x 74" inch counter in the kitchen/dining room. A large cutting mat fits on it, and I get my exercise running back and forth.
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    Its looking Great!!! I have been starting to clean out my sewing room...its amazing how quickly it fills up. I have shelves all around the top of the room. I am also thinking of putting up more shelves...wider this time to hold fabric bolts.

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    You have a great sewing space. Isn't it fun to find great deals and repurpose things?

    I have a cubby shelving unit that we bought from a hiking store that was going out of business. The cubbies are the perfect size for Ikea plastic totes,
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    Thanks! It is fun re purposing and a lot cheaper!
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    Looks great. Looks like you two come out of the gate running and with such great Ideas!... I like your set up. I really like the chest. Also the spoons, my DH and I are big time repurpersures!... Can't spell it but we do it alot. Enjoy your new area and love how you guys think outside the box!...
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    Don't you love having your own creative space? Looks nice.
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    Nice looking quilting area!

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    i love your pocket on the ironing board to put the thread strays, etc.
    Nancy in western NY

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    You have a great looking sewing space. My belief is, you can never have too many shelves or cabinets.
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    ​What a nice set-up! You are going to really enjoy working in your new space.

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