Hello all, Mary Ellen here.
What would your perfect sewing room look like? I do several other crafts which have some cross over with quilting/sewing so I would want a combination sewing and crafting room. It would be huge with lots of table space so I could dedicate a table to cutting, another table to piecing, another to other crafting messy tasks. It would have a mini kitchen with a sink, microwave and mini frig. Lots of windows. Of course drawers and closet space galore. I don’t care for lots of clutter as decorations so other than the clutter of whatever the ongoing project might be, the room would be “clean and simple”. And my sewing room would have a sewing elf who would clean up the floor each evening, throwing out the threads and bits, and putting the pins back in the pincushions, etc. Of course in this fairy tale sewing room there is an unlimited budget, both for building and outfitting the room and then for stocking it with the good stuff! And what’s the feature I didn’t mention yet? …a design wall, silly! Don’t we all want a great big one–floor to ceiling, no pins required, well lit and positioned so we can see it from everywhere in the room and step back to ponder or admire our work?
One reader, Karen, is repurposing a daughter’s bedroom into her own sewing space. She is looking for ideas for design walls. Perhaps in the comments she’ll put whatever her constraints are going to be. If you have a good idea or two for a design wall set up, please send in a comment!