5 Simple Ideas Sewing Room

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When you spend as much time in your sewing room as I do, having a space that is functional is really important. For me this means having organizational tools that make my sewing experience a pleasant one. Here’s a list of 5 of my “must have” items for any sewing room.

Simple Sewing Room Ideas

 

Keep your sewing room organized and pretty with these simple tips from The Sewing Loft.

Create a productive environment with these simple sewing room ideas. The Sewing Loft

1. Tape measure along the edge of work table

When you visit the fabric store, have you ever admired how quickly and easily employees are able to measure and cut your fabric? Those little metal rulers attached to the base of the tables makes measuring a breeze. My favorite workaround is to attach a measuring tape along the edge of a work table. A long table is not necessary, only one with a straight edge. No more fumbling around with a wiggly measuring tape. Check out the table I found during my 127 sale journey. Clearly, this trick is nothing new but it sure works like a charm!

Create a productive environment with these simple sewing room ideas. The Sewing Loft

2.  Command hooks to hang quilts, minis and more.

One of my favorite ways to display my quilts in my sewing room is with Command Hooks. They are so simple to use and super easy to remove. They also come in different sizes and are super strong. You can purchase them online, in craft stores, super stores and even some grocery stores.

Stay productive in your creative space with these simple sewing room ideas. The Sewing Loft

3.  Folded Fabric

If you hang out on Pinterest at all, you’ve probably already seen “swoon worthy” pics of beautiful sewing rooms with perfectly stacked, color coordinated fabric and I should just tell you that it’s really simple to create beautifully folded stacks of fabric. My secret tool is a comic board. These perfectly-sized pieces of cardboard are cheap and make a great folding tool for those unruly pieces of fabric. You can order them online or in your local comic book or craft store. Want another secret? I take them to my local office supply store and have them cut them down even further. These smaller cuts making folding my fat quarters a breeze! (keep your eyes peeled a video is coming.)

Create a productive environment with these simple sewing room ideas. The Sewing Loft

4. Add crown molding to a basic book shelf.

This isn’t an organization tool, but I love how it makes my room look, so it’s a keeper. As I mentioned, creating a functional space doesn’t have to be expensive. You can create a built-in look with your basic book shelves just by add crown molding. I love the way it adds character to my sewing space.

Create a productive environment with these simple sewing room ideas. The Sewing Loft

5.  Desk Grommet hole cut out for sewing machine cords.

Let’s face it, cords are messy and if you have a 4 legged sewing friend like me, it’s best to keep them tucked away. So, when we put together my desk, I had Mr. TSL add an extra grommet hole for my sewing machine. It works like a charm!

Stay productive in your creative space with these simple sewing room ideas. The Sewing Loft

One other thing I LOVE for keeping wires out of my way are this simple hooks. I have them screwed up into the underside of my desk and all of the wires are tucked out of my way. (And yes, that’s washi tape holding them together!)

I’d love to hear how you keep your sewing room neat and functional. Be sure to leave me a comment below with your favorite tip.

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Comments

  1. Janis Patten says:

    I love all your ideas. No matter what I do, my sewing room leaves a mess that I have to reorganize when I have finished a project. Oh well. It’s my happy place.

    • I think a constant state of chaos is a good sign. It means that you are digging in and enjoying the process. Well, at least that’s what I tell my husband!
      ~Heather

  2. I have several machine “stations” in my sewing space and was forever chasing my scissors and thread snips. I now have a set of scissors hanging on the wall near each machine. I used a half round piece of wood molding to which I screwed in different sized brass cup hooks. A couple of eye hooks on the top edge let me hang the molding on the wall. I can tailor a set of appropriate scissors to each machine (things like embroidery snips or tailor point scissors etc). Additionally on my cutting table I have another setup with all of my various rotary cutters and finally on the wall near my cutting table I have a larger section that hangs all of my various rulers. For these I use inexpensive shower hooks to hang the individual rulers from the cup hooks.

  3. Great ideas! I especially like the hole for the cords! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow morning that features your post: http://sewing.craftgossip.com/?p=87749 –anne

  4. Aleeah says:

    Instead of comic boards, I use a clipboard abandoned from my daughter’s middle school years. I tuck the beginning of the yardage under the clip to get me started and then I wrap and slip the board out when finished. It produces a very similar width of folded fabric.

    • That is an awesome tip and how lucky are you to have clipboards at your disposable. Seriously, I would need to truckload! I’ll bet your stash is nice and neat with everything easy to find.
      ~Heather

  5. Michelle Powar says:

    You have Gteayt Ideas. I love them. I have the garage as my sewing room. It is coming together. I have a long arm and I am so ready to get started. Thanks again.

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