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Thread: My Sewing Area

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    Smile My Sewing Area

    I had a sewing room in the basement, but Jim was always complaining he never saw me anymore. So, I moved my sewing machine upstairs to the spare bedroom. I bought some counter top remnants from Menards (like Home Depot) for about $20.00 each and created a 6 foot long cutting table and another 6 foot piece sets on top of an oak trestle dining table we no long use. This gives me a larger sewing table. I also keep a laptop here. I keep my fabric stash downstairs. I still have the old sewing area and a large cutting table with storage downstairs. My son built the cutting table for me out of something he used to have for his large speakers and guitar stuff. I just had him put shelves in it and top it with counter top. I purchased clear small totes at Walmart and keep only one color in each tote. These are stored on a shelf unit Jim built for the kids toys when they were little. This way it is easier to keep it organized. I bought several garden tool bags to store sewing tools in.
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    Looks like you have a great "upstairs" sewing room! Thanks for sharing.
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    Your new room is very nice, and looks like it's ready for sewing.
    I too have a quilting room in the basement (for fabric/ironing/cutting, etc) and on the main floor (for regular sewing/piecing) of our house.

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    ​Congratulations on your nifty new sewing room!

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    It looks like a nice work space!
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    Looks great. Love all the light shining in. I would get tired of going up and down the stairs though. Of course, I most certainly could use the exercise.
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    Nice sewing area! My house is one level so I've taken over the larger of the two "extra" bedrooms. I do my cutting on the kitchen island. Even though it isn't in one room it is nice to get up and move around sometimes.

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    Looks good! Do you think the hubs will see you anymore? Have fun......Micki

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    nice setup! looks organized and workable .... like your ingenuity in adapting and reusing. have fun stitching!
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    I enjoyed seeing your space. Love the gardening bag with the tools.

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    What a wonderful room. I love the availability of natural light from that window. Now you need a nice comfy chair so Jim can keep you company!
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    Did you design/make the pin cushion on your sewing machine? How is it attached to machine ? Great looking space..

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    Good idea w/band around side of sewing machine to hold all of those "little" things that keep disappearing....hmmmm, give me an idea....thanks......luck on your move "upstairs".....

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    Wonderful sewing room!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by borntoquilt View Post
    Did you design/make the pin cushion on your sewing machine? How is it attached to machine ? Great looking space..
    ​My daughter in law made that for me. It has a ribbon to tie it around the machine and is backed with that grip shelf liner, which keeps it in place. I am going to make one for all my sewing friends., I found a roll of grip liner at the Dollar General for $2.00. I think she found the idea on Pinterest.

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    LOL, I do spend my time in here sewing. He watches television, but at least I am closer.

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    Great light and creative use of furniture and materials.

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    Having a window makes a lot of difference doesn't it? Great job!

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    Looks great I too have my sewing area in the basement.
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    I am admiring the little pin cushion you have wrapped onto your sewing machine. Anything to help with clutter of things around sewing is very good.

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    Lucky you. It looks so nice & bright.
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    Wow I really like the holder you store all your notions in, very good idea.
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    Nice sewing room. I used to have a basement sewing room that was large and nice, but I didn't like being away from the family. So now, I'm in a much smaller bedroom in the main part of the house and I don't feel alone. I guess I spent too many years being able to hear my loved ones.
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    You've created a wonderful sewing room! I hope that you and hubby have found a solution that works for both of you.

    But I know how your hubby feels ... I have a large sewing studio upstairs and I am the one who now hates to be away from dh while he is downstairs watching tv etc. I just don't want to drag my heavy machine downstairs or turn my dining area into the mess it was years ago. Sometimes there is no pleasing me.
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    Love your extension table for your machine. Just bought a 24 X 24 inch on and love it. Place to put pieces before and after sewing and laying out squares.

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