A New Place to Sew
|More room to sew|
At first, the curmudgeon in me wanted a "no-one-is-allowed-in-here-but-me" sewing room. I considered getting rid of the bed, but that wasn't practical. I still have relatives who like to visit and they need a place to sleep. Besides, I designed and built the cutting table expressly so it would fit over a bed. It would be a shame to deny the table its destiny.
I considered the major drawbacks of my former sewing room and addressed them. In the small sewing room, my cutting table was in a corner and only accessible from two sides. Now I can access it from three sides. As I'm fighting with laying out knits, the last thing I want to do is rotate the fabric or stretch over the table in order to pin or cut out a piece. Now, everything is within reach because I can walk around to the other side of the table. Funny how simple things like that can make such a difference.
Second, I have more storage space in a bigger closet. As my collection of Burda magazines grew, I trembled every time I thought of getting rid of them. Now, I've got room for another five years worth! And I have another bookcase in which to store fabric. I may even acquire a stash!!!
As small and cramped as my former sewing room was, it was a functional space in which I was very comfortable. Now, my sewing space is functional AND roomy! What more does a sewer need?
For a guided tour, click New & Improved Sewing Space link under Pages in the sidebar or click the link in the caption above.