My Sewing Room
I consider myself fortunate to have two dedicated sewing rooms! Honestly, the rooms weren’t big enough,….. so….. I bought a fabric store and do most of my sewing there.
My husband built me a 4 by 7 foot drafting/cutting table in January of 2015. It also serves as a sewing table. I recovered an old drafting chair. The table top was constructed of cabinet grade plywood and topped with white Formica. Gorilla shelves serve as dual purpose supports and storage. Clear containers fill the shelves with a variety of sewing materials, notions and supplies. One wall of the room features re-purposed oak cabinets with a custom built counter underneath. The cabinets contain a variety of fabrics, including cottons, silks, linen and wool. My machines are set up on the counter. I have a Bernina 640, Bernina 830 (retiring), Bernina 790 Plus, Bernina Serger, Bernina Cover Stitch Machine, Bernina Q20 Long Arm, Singer 222, Singer 221 and Sailrite that I regularly use. I have a variety of antique machines hidden in cabinets as I do not have the space for them right now. I scouted the state’s surplus warehouse for suitable office chairs and fixtures. I scored with desk drawers that we mounted under the custom table! I painted three walls of the room in an inspiring shade of lavender. The other wall is a light terracotta. It will probably be repainted soon!
We will be installing cameras when time permits; I plan to produce short time lapsed instructional videos… My desire is to offer topical videos that are easily accessible.
I’ve included a few photos below! You will notice a variety of machines. And, in keeping with my motto, one machine is set up outside on a sunny day for boat canvas repair work! For those of you that live in Southeast Alaska you can appreciate my desire to be outside on a sunny summer day! I even brought this machine (a Sailrite) to Tenakee Springs, set it up on the back of a commercial crabbing boat, and worked on marine projects for friends…. in the sun, of course!