Creative Ironing Board Ideas for your Work Space

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While any seamstress will tell you that her sewing machine is her closest sewing buddy, many many will agree that a good iron is the best-kept secret to a professional finish. Whether you have a small or large space set aside for ironing, here's a look at some creative ways to set up your iron/ironing board to get the job done. Creative Ironing Board Ideas   Since space is always … [Read more...]

15 Inspiring Sewing Table Designs

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As a seamstress, quilter and maker of things, we need surface area more than the average Joe/Jane. That means a place other than the floor or dining room table, to cut fabric or sew, would be a dream come true. No matter the size of your space, or your budget there is an option for everyone with these 15 inspiring sewing table designs.  Inspiring Sewing Table Designs   So I say, it' … [Read more...]

Fabric Pile | Should You Stash or DeStash

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To stash or destash our fabric? That is the burning question on everyone's mind this time of year. I look at my insurmountable fabric stash, including scrap stash because let's face it, I love to save every little scrap, and wonder, "how did this happen again?".  Most creative types keep every last piece and that fabric pile builds up fast.   As crafters and sewers the main … [Read more...]

Clean Sewing Space – End 2016 Right

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It's the last few days of 2016 and boy oh boy do I need to clean my sewing space! Like many out there, all of the holiday sewing and creative chaos really took it's toll on my sewing studio. There are fabrics on the floor, scraps everywhere and the desk is a hot mess. To be fair, I kinda want to just shut the door and walk away because I don't know where to start first. So, I'm gonna tackle … [Read more...]

Vintage Sewing Machine Transformations

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A few months ago, I shared an amazing vintage sewing machine transformation on Facebook (the polka dot one at the end of this list), and boy did it get a response! I have 2 vintage beauties myself and would probably not have the courage to paint them without fear of retribution from my elders, ha! But, still, in a modern, artistic sort of way, these "redos" are amazingly creative, even awe … [Read more...]

Help! My Fabric Stash is Out of Hand

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Okay, so, you like fabric...a lot. So do I. The colors, the textures, the patterns can all be intoxicating, especially when we see those pretty projects created with the latest design release. So we buy, and then we buy some more. Coupon codes, discounts, super sales and the like make it super easy to stock up. Unfortunately, the reality is when our fabric stash get "out of hand", there aren't … [Read more...]

5 Simple Ideas Sewing Room

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This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. 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   1. Tape measure … [Read more...]

Our Four-Legged Sewing Friends

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Our four-legged sewing friends are filled with curiosity and a seemingly endless fascination with the whirl of the sewing needle, hum of the motor, and foot peddle action. They are not only our best friends, but our pets have a way of making even sewing time extra special. I thought I'd take a fun look at our furry friends in our sewing spaces. (If animals could talk, ha!) Our Four Legged … [Read more...]

PDF Storage Solution Ideas For Patterns

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This post contains affiliate links to products I own, use and love. Digital Patterns have made it super easy to load up on patterns you love without worrying about physical storage (until you print the pattern out). While this convenience makes it easier to create an enviable library of sewing patterns, it's also a good way to clog up your hard drive. In this post, I take a look at the … [Read more...]