Check out my sewing studio decor in my new house
Hey y’all, we moved into this house just over a year ago, and today I’m finally getting around to sharing a sewing room tour! This is the third sewing studio I’ve set up since I started this blog, if you’d like to tour my other office spaces, you can see my first sewing room here, and the second here.
My newest space is half of my master bedroom. Our house layout is kind of unique in this house in that our master bedroom is huge and runs the full depth of the house from front to back. The sewing room portion of it is on the front side of the house, and the bedroom and bath areas are on the back side of the house. In the picture above, the blue side of the room is our bedroom area. So while I have just as much space as I had in my last studio, it is entirely open to a room that I want to feel like a calm refuge – which definitely informed how I set up and decorated the sewing room portion.
Gone is the huge shelf of fabric that used to dominate my old sewing room. In its place I utilized the built-in shelving in one of the closets in the sewing area, and I kept my second, smaller fabric bookcase tucked behind a corner to keep it out of site from the main room.
Because there are a lot of corners in the craft room, it’s hard to photograph. So I did a video sewing room tour so that you can get a better feel for the space. You can watch that below or on YouTube here.
Frequently asked questions about my sewing room:
Q: Where did you get your sewing table?
A: It’s a vintage one purchased off Craigslist, I painted it white. The rubber edges are peeling and I need to repaint them.
Q: Where did you get your cutting table?
A: The shelves, casters and inserts are from Ikea, we added a melamine top that we cut to size and finished the edges.
Q: Where did you get your dress form?
A: Read more about her here.
Q: What sewing machines do you use?
A: I have 3 Baby Lock machines – an Elizabeth sewing machine (no longer manufactured), an Imagine serger, and the Cover Stitch machine. I also have a Brother embroidery machine and a vintage Singer Rocketeer.
Q: Where is your thread holder from?
A: I made it, more about it here.
Q: Do you spin?
A: Yes, I learned in person from a lady in town, and I don’t post a lot about it because I try to keep it a just for fun hobby instead of work.
Q: How do you organize your patterns?
A: More about that here.
Q: Why is there a camera on your ceiling? Can you tell more about how your film videos?
A: Sure, I wrote a post here.
My favorite thing about this whole house is the light, especially in the studio. Even on overcast days I have enough light to shoot video, and on sunny days I don’t even have to open the blinds.
I also love all the corners of the room. They worked out perfectly to allow me to separate different types of work in the space. I particularly feel that way about my computer desk. It has a nice view out into the bedroom, and it feels very separate from the sewing area, which is nice because I find I need two very different mind sets for sewing vs. doing computer work.
I love how the view IN is stark, clean white and uncluttered. The nooks perfectly hide all things messy. When I saw the 1st pic I wondered how you had such a minimalist working studio!! (I KNOW you cleaned for the photo shoot though hahaha) I was glad to see your rainbow inspired framed print to give a pop of color since your fabrics are well hidden in closets! Brilliant!
That is absolutely beautiful!! I almost envy you except for a few things:
With it right off my bedroom, I wouldn’t know whether to sleep or sew!
And there is no way I could keep it so neat looking for any length of time!
But it is beautiful!
Oh My gosh! I have the same Singer Rocketeer that I inherited from my Dad’s cousin when she passed. I haven’t used it much, I’m ashamed to admit. I need to get to her again. She is in a cabinet, and not in my sewing room (not enough space there, but what a great machine!
Is that a Brother 770 or 780? My Brother 1250D is the sewing-embroidery combo of that machine. (I also have a larger Brother stellaire xe1 embroidery only).
Your room is so lovely. It would inspire me just to sit in it. Thanks for sharing it with us.
I have a Rocketeer too!!!! I grew up learning on my mom’s. I was probably 19 or 20 and someone traded in their Rocketeer for a new machine. The lady at the sewing machine shop knew my mom wanted one for me, called my mom, and Mom got it for me for Christmas!! Years later….internet….I was looking on line for how to do something with the machine (the clutch wasn’t releasing when I made bobbins) and I found Melissa’s website!!! I’ve been a subscriber ever since!! Thanks Melissa!!! Your blog is AWESOME!!!!
Thanks for sharing your space! It’s beautiful and so well organized. You are such an inspiration! Thanks so much for sharing all that you do, I always look forward to your newsletters. Congrats on your move as well!
Love the sunlight and bright white!!! I would get a bookcase and layer it with pretty fabrics. Then again, that’s just the quilter in me speaking😊. Have you ever thought about quilting?
Love all your organization tricks! Thanks for the tour! Love your blog and your patterns.
I love your setup. Just beautiful.
A BEAUTIFUL and Functional space. THANK YOU for Sharing it!