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Thread: Turning living room into sewing room

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    I think it's a great idea! It's your house, LIVE in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharon59 View Post
    I need others thoughts and ideas of making my living room into a sewing room. It's only me here,and hardly any company at my apartment. I think if I move sewing room to living room and visa-versa, I would work more on my quilting. What are your thoughts?

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    i would. Myself I would like to move the computer room to the master bedroom and move my sewing to the computer room. That way I could have my tv on while sewing. I can't stand sewing in the master bedroom with no tv. I do turn on my music, but sometime I want the tv on. And, when hubby sleeping I could be sewing when ever I want with out disturbing him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Z View Post
    Where is that special section? Thank you.
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    That's what we did when we moved into this house. Originally, I was in a smaller room, but my husband wanted a man cave and I needed room for a LA. Now I have everything in one room. The only problem is the room is open to the rest of the house (no solid walls except the exterior walls), so it's not always quiet.

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    Some years ago I picked up a grandchild at a birthday party and the mother invited me inside so she could take a break (some other mother had volunteered to kid watch). I was really startled because the living room was most of the down stairs, a huge room, circular, lined with computers, printers and equipment I couldn't ID. Apparently both parents either worked from home or did a lot of "homework" and the center of the room was for the young children. Obviously a setup that really suited their needs. Why not?! I didn't go upstairs but I couldn't help but wonder if they had soft "living room" chairs for relaxing and being together. Whatever works. In years gone by it was not unusual for children to be kept out of the "parlor" because it was kept perfect for when guests came! Now that is sad!

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    I think that's a great idea! I would do exactly the same thing, we never use the living room. The only reason I don't is the master bedroom is in the front of the house too, I do most of my sewing at night and stay up pretty late, the noise would keep my DH awake.
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    I think that it's a great idea, you will be so much happier with the larger space to sew and create!

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    Go for it...You don't have to share your space with anyone but yourself.....That is what is nice about living alone....

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    My DH & I have talked about needing more space & I've already told him that I do want a sewing room to store fabric, tools, etc., but that I will always be happier in the same room as him so we can talk whenever we want to & I can hear the TV. I don't watch it much, but I listen sometimes! Have a wonderful time making your sewing room in your livingroom!! I say it's the best of all worlds! Go for it!! :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by BeckyB View Post
    my single friend turned her living room into a sew room, now we go to her house and do SEW DAYS at her house because there is room for the three of us to sew together, it is a great idea! You only go around once...make it the best once!
    I totally agree with BeckyB. Your home is your "world" so do whatever works for you in it.

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    If I had my own place I would totally do this! I spend most of my extra time in my craft room. He goes to be a lot earlier than I do so I am on my own most of the evening. He would have a coniption fit if I turned the living room into a studio! But, if I had my own place I would do it in a heartbeat!

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    i live in a one bedroom apt, with a good sized den which I have setup for my sewing room and a couple of months ago I have dish network come out and move the tv from the bedroom to the sewing room. Now I seldom have the big tv in the livingroom on or spend much time in the livingroom. Sounds like a great idea to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by quiltmom04 View Post
    I would like to use our master bedroom as a sewing room, and move our bed and dressers to a smaller room that my sewing stuffings in now. If it were just me, I SURE WOULD!!
    My hubby and I are both crafters/sewers, etc. We have often talked about making the upstairs master bedroom into a combined "play" area. We have a bedroom downstairs that was formally our master, so we know our stuff will fit without issue. We are still toying with the idea!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jlm5419 View Post
    I say go for it. I am thinking of doing the same, if I can figure out how to get the furniture to fit in the den. Oh, and a screen of some sort so you don't see the mess from the front door. The Formal living room is the largest room in the house, and my sewing room is the smallest. Makes sense to me.
    I DID IT!!!! I have transformed the den into my sewing room. It is still a mess, while I figure out where to put stuff. DH has promised to find a screen/divider to block the view from the doorway, so visitors don't have to see my mess when they come into the house. Okay, I admit, my sewing area is usually messy.
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    Go for it!
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    It's your house. Any visitors who come haven't paid for it and don't clean and otherwise maintain it, right? Nuff said.

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    Same as everyone else - go for it! I have my studio set up in our second living room. It has just taken over!!! Luckily my family is great and really supports my passion - or maybe they just know I'd toss 'em out and take over their bedrooms for more sewing if they complained??!!
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