I just recently got a little cleaning bug and re-arranged my sewing area. I had hoped to make more room to sew but sometimes things don't work out like that. I have very happy about my new arrangement. I am able to get in and out of the sewing machine much easier. I only have about a 6 foot by 5 foot area. Talk about small!
I felt the doors open wasted alot of space I could be using. The three drawer plastic thing on the left was a catch all from the kitchen. (pens, papers, pictures). I added a smaller one on top so the kids couldn't put stuff on it!
New re-arranged work area
I removed the door off the cabinet. I used a tension rod on the left to hold my paper patterns. I sorted all my spools of threads in the rubbermaid container on the left. I like having all my thread where I can reach it easily.
I moved the sewing table to the right. I had a 5' folding table and I put a piece of plywood on top to make it a little sturdier. I also made a hanging lamp so I could use my Ott-light bulb.
I put a cork board up to tack up my pattern directions. I use one end of the table for ironing. Since this table is a little wider, having the sewing machine back to back with the serger is not so tight.
I covered the table with a piece of black fabric so that it looked a little more uniformed.
Boy T is 19 and was just hired on with the State. I really could use his room for a sewing/craft room but he tells me he's NOT moving out. He says he has it made here! I don't want him to go but I sure could use my own space!
I have some exciting items I want to sew this month.
1. A pink scoop neck/a-line dress
2. a kimono over-top in a green fabric with pink embroidery
3. summer tops
4. curtains for Girl M's windows
5. Another dress
6. Girl M some summer tops
7. Maybe try a pair of capri or shorts for me.....
Until next time.....