I took some time to put things away and get myself a little more organized in my space. I was looking for a spot to store (read ‘hide’) a new folding table I bought for use at retreats and as an additional workspace, but there was misc fabric, tea towels, and cloth diapers already residing where I was planning to stash it. I knew I needed to just spend the time and deal with that stuff and find a more permanent home for them. So I put on my big girl panties and did it.
And because things were put away and organized nicely, I decided it was the perfect time to snap a few pictures. I’ll take you on a little tour of my sewing space.
Straight in the room from the door is a double pantry cabinet – two 24″ wide x 7′ tall. One of them currently houses my very rarely touched scrapbooking supplies. The cabinet on the left is now (thankfully) very well organized with project boxes. I love ArtBins and I have several with WIPs stored in them.
Just to the left of the pantry cabinets is my cutting space – it’s the perfect height for me and the countertop is wide enough for a 24×36″ cutting matt that permanently resides there. I have 3 glass jars from Hobby Lobby here – one is labeled ‘Odds’ (scraps), one is labeled ‘Ends’ (selvedges), and one has bindings in it. The IKEA kitchen wall organizers are what I use to hang up my rulers & rotary cutters and where I currently store my ribbon stash and a little garbage bucket. (A new lightbulb is on my IKEA shopping list.)
When we planned this space I hadn’t gotten back to the quilting habit (was still scrapbooking) and we left the area under the cutting counter open. I have a tall rolling stool that I can use in that space. But now there’s a 2×2 IKEA Expedit bookshelf under there with IKEA Kassett storage boxes labeled with the box contents. I think I got a little too excited when we bought the label maker after Christmas!
And finally the space where I actually sew, right in front of the window.
If I were to keep going around the room, next to my sewing machine is the printer, then the final wall where my husband has his space – upper & lower cabinets and his desktop computer. He is rarely in there, and that might be partly because I’ve pretty much taken over the room!
While shopping at Hobby Lobby I found the most fantastic open backed frame and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it. I’ve been planning to make an organization station with peg board for a few weeks. When I found the frame I knew I had to have it.
After I found the frame I started stalking Pinterest for sewing space organization ideas and came across this one from Jeni Ro Designs:
My finished organization station is quite a bit smaller. The main reason I wanted it was for thread and ribbon storage. It’s an added bonus to have some space to hang rulers. The rulers I’ve hung are ones I am not using for my current projects.