Saturday, March 30, 2013

My Sewing Space. Cleaned & Organized!

I have a very small sewing space... I sew in what is supposed to be the dining room and it is about 8 ft by 10 ft. Also, I have one full wall, plus a wall with a door, a partial wall with a window, a missing corner and then the backside of the kitchen which is a see thru wall behind the stove. I have taken a floor plan screen print and added in my furniture!
Now when I show you  my photos you have something to reference so it makes more sense! My desk takes up the entire available wall on the right side of the room. Which, before my cleaning and organizing looked like this!
Messy messy!! Tsk tsk!!! Okay you ready... I spent the entire day in that little room yesterday just cleaning and organizing... here is my sewing desk... after shot.
What a difference huh!!!?? The desk had this small 6 inch deep shelf with two drawers at the back and I tried using it but find when I sew something large, everything gets knocked off the shelf and onto the desk and before I know it I can't even see the top of the desk at all. So I bought some brackets and moved that shelf off the desk and onto the wall and what a huge difference that has made!

Next I tackled the bookshelf... and the floor around it!
I'm so embarrassed. The black and white bag on the floor is most of my smaller finished items {overflowing as you can see}. The big blue bag is actually fabric scraps, separated by colors into smaller bags. There is my 12 year old sewing machine... random crap on the shelves... and the top shelf is just a mess... but nowwwwww......
Because I wanted to use my scrapbooking storage for sewing storage also... I went ahead and pulled my scrapbooking and cardmaking books out of my white ... cube things {at the bottom left of the room diagram above} and put them on the bookshelf right next to my sewing books. Most of that shelf is sewing but having all the books together freed up an entire cube and now that cube is for my UFOs and Finished items:
I did not take photos of the rest of the room, but trust me when I say it's super clean and mega organized and I'm thrilled with it. I really am. The after was definitely worth spending the entire day in there cleaning.

And I feel a lot better having my finished projects in the cupboard instead of a bag on the floor. Plus being able to clean the cubes enough to fit any of my sewing supplies on there felt great. {I am still selling my rubber stamps if you are interested! Super great prices, see them here}

When I was finished cleaning and organizing I started sewing and made a few more blocks for what will be my new quilt for my bed.


Dawnll said...


Jean Scofield said...

Fantastic Penny! Go, go, go! Sew, sew, sew!!