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My sewing room

This is where I love to spend my extra time. My own little sewing room in the basement. Usually it is a mess but I cleaned up the other day and decided I should take pictures.

Table setup - I have 2 tables (from IKEA) which are set up in L-shape configuration. On the wall I have 2 floating shelves (IKEA). Jars on the top shelf are also from IKEA and they contain my elastic, lace, binding, etc. The lids are labelled. The second shelf has a lot of things - tape, velcro on a roll, Fold over elastic rolled up, extra serger cones, various cans of sewing related stuff like spray starch, basting spray, glitter glue (ok that's not sewing related), etc. There is also a bowl which contains scrap pieces of lace, ribbon etc.
Thread storage - I love the idea of hanging thread storage. This is just pegboard with 1/4" dowels cut into pieces and glued. It was so cheap to make.
I love that everything is accessible when I'm sitting down and sewing.

The red table cover on the sewing table actually contains pockets to hold stuff too! I made it up the other night and really like it to keep stuff like small scissors for snipping threads, seam ripper, small rulers, etc. 

Closer view

 Magnetic strip on the wall holds my various pins, clips, beads, etc. Love having the scissors on there also.

On the table - various containers. The stacked up ones on the right contain all my resin snaps (for diapers and other use) and the topmost contains my precious collection of sewing labels. I have a desk Ott light on there as well. Lighting is THE biggest issue in this room.


 Expedit unit from IKEA. It is so versatile I love it. I have it in the kids rooms too for their stuff. Here I will go row by row
Top row - Craft books (cross stitch, knitting, jewelry). Binders have all my printed or traced patterns. I have a binder for each category - knitting, toddler sewing, diaper sewing, diapers & trainers sewing, adults, Miscellaneous, and Manuals (for serger, sewing machine and snap pliers). The white bin contains yarn. Next cube has some old Vogue magazines that I'm keeping (donno why!) Vase.
Second row - Cross stitch patterns, cross stitch projects in ziplock bags without fabric, sewing books and magazines, more cross stitch projects, template plastic and other tracing supplies.
Third row - More yarn, Beading supplies and tools, P- touch labeller, laminator, sewing patterns for kids.
Forth row - Games, cross stitch projects, beading supplies, cross stitch projects or supplies, painting/sketch made by my niece when she was 7!
Last row - Christmas bows & misc junk, unused scrapbook, sewing patterns for adults, painting supplies, sketching paper etc.

And this is the last side. Kindof hidden from the view purposefully blocked by that big frame are my embroidery floss organizers. I have 4 of those stacked up in the corner. Aanya loves to get into them and the frame is holding her off for now.
Bookcase contains a lot of microfleece, minky, PUL, fleece, etc. The long table is my cutting table and also my ironing board. I need to make a tabletop ironing pad and stop using a towel! Next to it is my latest acquisition a Vintage Singer 401A! I really love it.

Last but not the least, the closet (under the stairs) contains all my other fabric.




That's the tour. Hope you enjoyed it.

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