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Thread: We need to see some tiny sewing spaces!

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    It's not so much for the sewing space, it's all that "stash."

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    I only have our eat in kitchen area for my sewing space. But it works
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    I did have a dedicated sewing room, but had to give it up. I now have half of the master bedroom. A little cramped, but doable. Room for 2 sewing tables, cutting table, and ironing board. Hardest part is storage. I am slowly trying to weed out what I seldom use...
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    I have a small part of a bedroom set up for sewing but I find myself sewing on a rolling table, a friend custom made it for me to work on jigsaw puzzles at couch height years ago, for our cabin where space was very limited, it could be 4 inches higher now that I am quilting, in the living room, using my big island counter as the ironing / cutting table. Maybe if I had a TV in the back bedroom I would sew more there. I really wanted a Murphy bed in that room to save on space, my dad built one that was perfect but it had to be sold with his house as it was attached to the wall and they are too expensive.

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    I did that for a year and finally could not take the yipping from the kids about me using the table so I took over the spare room. It used to be the guest room. I moved into a very small bedroom with a twin sz bed and a dresser and closet. suits me cause I only use it to sleep in. I moved the guests into the master. works perfect for us. I did not have a problem being cramped or moving things around at dinner or weekends. the kids did. now, everybody is happy. finally.
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    QuilteE : I am one of those also who has a large sewing area (a 2 car garage sewing room-used to be the previous owners wood shop) ..

    Anyone who has a small area has my admiration for sure, even those closet sewing areas are the greatest, I am trying to get my oldest daughter to do one of those so she has an area for sewing in her basement. She also wants a small crafting area.. So put it in an upright shelving unit with doors. Her hubs wants the basement to be a 2nd living room for them, not a catch all junk room ! But I think shelving units would be okay and if everything is put away after use then it would be out of mind out of sight (bolted into the wall of course-don't want any accidents happening!) .
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    I started quilting in a closet off our laundry room, it has deep shelves on both sides so I used one on the right side as a "table" and used plastic drawers, stacked turntables and other similar units to hold supplies. My sewing table (which I still use) was on casters and just barely fit between the shelves. I ran an extension cord out to a plug in in the laundry room. I sewed there happily for 7 years!

    I did my cutting in the kitchen or on the homework table in our family room. My stash is still in another laundry room closet that I filled with shelving units.

    Now that I'm getting close to the empty nest years I moved into a dedicated sewing room last May.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caswews View Post
    QuilteE : I am one of those also who has a large sewing area (a 2 car garage sewing room-used to be the previous owners wood shop) ..

    Anyone who has a small area has my admiration for sure, even those closet sewing areas are the greatest, I am trying to get my oldest daughter to do one of those so she has an area for sewing in her basement. She also wants a small crafting area.. So put it in an upright shelving unit with doors. Her hubs wants the basement to be a 2nd living room for them, not a catch all junk room ! But I think shelving units would be okay and if everything is put away after use then it would be out of mind out of sight (bolted into the wall of course-don't want any accidents happening!) .
    A suggestion ... if her DH wants it out of sight ... how about going a step further? .... have two shelving units hinged together, so that it opens out flat, or at right angles, but when closed it has a nice finished wood panelled front. Or just build her a closet?

    In one of our former homes, I had picked out what I thought would be a perfect sewing spot ... but it never happened. That "triangle" spot under a set of stairs would be a perfect sewing nook. Again, it could be closed off with sliders or doors, if out of sight was a requirement.

    Caswews ... yes, we are very fortunate to have so much space!
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    For first 20 years of my marriage, my sewing machine was on a desk at the foot of my bed. I made most of my kids clothes and quilts. Most of my sewing was at night. DH would pull the cover over his head and go to sleep if I had to finish something that night. Any extra room we had was used for a classroom. DH retired from the Navy. We quit moving every few years and the kids grew up. At first I got the smallest bedroom. I didn't like customers walking all the way through my house and finally took over the den where the back door of the house is right off of the driveway. More convent for customers and gives me an 18x26 room. I have a lot more than 1 sewing machine a desk and a sewing box now. I know eventually we will get a smaller house but hopefully I will have more room than while we were in the Navy.

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    i had about a 6 x8 room in the travel trailer. my bed and clothes were in there also. I ripped out the bed and just had a mattress on a piece of plywood that laid across the rubbermaid totes. It worked. most of my cutting was done on the picnic tables in the rv parks. and the spray basting. my machines went under the mattress in the corner where there was a little room between the totes. Except for the embroidery machine, it stayed on the desk since it could be a little delicate. i just had a little laptop stand that i used for all the machines. and the laptop too.

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