Create creative tips and ideas for the sewing room
For someone who likes to sew, being able to devote an entire room to their craft or hobby is a dream come true. With no space for proper organization, living spaces can quickly turn into chaos. Trying to stuff everything in the corner of a room or cupboard can easily lead to a crowded workspace. Since you feel pretty demotivated, even the beloved sewing machine to pick up. A well-organized sewing room must come! Fortunately, sewing room setup is super easy if you are creative and then gives you the opportunity to unleash your talent. We give you some helpful tips and ideas to make the most of your new favorite room and avoid clutter. Here we go!
Create a space that inspires you
Pegboards are an absolute must
Which equipment and accessories do you really need?
Think about what kind of sewing you want to do. Then list the most important pieces of equipment you need in your dream room. For example, you might want both an overlock sewing machine and a normal sewing machine, since both bring different benefits. If you like quilting, you may want to consider a long-sleeved sewing machine. To embroider you will again need an embroidery machine and a laptop or tablet. If you want to work on leather, a saddle-stitching machine and some very special tools may be required. If you make garments, you probably also want a mannequin.
When it comes to accessories, just do not be tempted by discounts. You really do not need supplies of fabrics unless you always need some small pieces to quilt. These cost you only time, space and money. Always plan your project first and do not shop until you know exactly what you need. The same applies to threads. You should always have neutral threads in white, black, gray and beige. But do you really need this cute pink?
Even a sewing room can be set up in a minimalist style
The door imitates old wood and looks totally fancy
Each sewing room needs a good sewing and cutting table
Tables, chairs and their position are crucial when setting up the sewing room. They must be comfortable, have storage compartments and be sturdy enough not to wobble or break down under a machine that is at least 10 kg (5 lbs). When it comes to position, it is best not to place the sewing table directly against the wall. Ideally, it should be in the middle of the room so that the fabric can fall freely. In the immediate vicinity should of course also be a power outlet.
If you still have room, it makes sense to equip the room with a tailor's table. This does not have to be very long, but sufficiently wide. This table can be used as an extension of the sewing table or on the wall to save space. Its place should be chosen so that the table allows free movement and does not disturb.
This interior style is reminiscent of shabby chic
Cover the walls with ideas and projects that stimulate your creativity
Be creative with your storage and storage compartments
Think of all the items you want to keep in your sewing room and sort them by categories such as colors, types and projects. This includes all your fabrics, tools, finished projects, threads, accessories, filling material and small appliances such as glue guns and steam straighteners. Then determine the desired storage type – shelves, cabinets, trolleys or boxes and baskets. Never forget that colored fabrics and threads can fade in direct sunlight. If you have books, magazines and sewing patterns to sew, you can also stow them away in the living room to save space.
Upcycling and improvising wherever you can, because while sewing room setup is easy for creatives, the whole project can easily break the bank. For example, a new floor shelf can cost you a small fortune, but it's also child's play to build from stacked fruit crates. Large mason jars are the perfect solution to keep buttons, extra threads, ribbons and rubber bands within reach and visibility. Of course, a large pegboard for organizing and hanging should not be missing in any sewing room.
Pretty fabrics can also be previewed
Pegboards can also be made of yarn in this way
This shelf is made entirely of fruit boxes and will cost you nothing in the ideal case
Choose the right light sources
As with any art form, the right light is of course crucial. For example, each machine should have its own light source that illuminates the machine deck. Your ironing and cutting table requires ceiling lighting that does not cast shadows. If possible, illuminate your bookshelves and cabinets with built-in LEDs or even use a cheerful fairy lights.
If your sewing table is near a window, you can use the natural sunlight during the day. However, it is always a good idea to add a good table lamp if you feel like sewing in the evening or early in the morning. Your sitting position should also be chosen so that you do not cast a shadow over your body.
Always make sure you get enough light at work
Sewing room with a nice vintage flair
Bring a piece of nature from the outside for more life energy in the room
Do you also need decoration at the sewing room? Absolute!
Each room deserves pretty decoration and above all your sewing room. The right decor can be very inspiring and stimulate your creativity. At the same time, it should not take up so much space that the room seems overcrowded. All you need is a single beautiful painting, poster or future sewing project to lighten the mood in the room.
When it comes to the decoration of the floor, you should definitely avoid rugs. They are comfortable and chic, but always remember that you will have a lot of small scraps and thread sections on the floor every day. These brush much easier with a broom than with a bulky vacuum cleaner.
The color of your walls is also very important in the sewing room because certain colors trigger different moods. For example, pastel colors are very soothing, while saturated basic colors give life. With neutrals, you can generally go wrong. White makes your room appear larger, but should always be complemented by an interesting accent color.
Gray walls make all other colors appear more intense
The industrial style is a masculine style and is perfect for the modern sewing room
If you do not want to do without a rug, then choose one that keeps itself slightly clean
If you set up your own sewing room, it will quickly become your favorite room. No matter how tall or well equipped, as long as you feel comfortable and inspired in it, the setup is just right.
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