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.