While it would be nice, we all don’t have a dedicated sewing studio. Here are some ideas to make your own creative space.
It is much easier to sew, quilt, and embroider when you have a dedicated place. If you do a search on Google or Pinterest, you can find all kinds of sewing room ideas and furniture you can buy.
There are also some really creative DIY projects using existing space and even existing or easy-to-find second-hand furniture. Clicking on the links below the photos take you to sites (where links are still active).
Often, an underused closet can become an adorable sewing area by adding a table-top surface over existing or purchased storage drawers. Embroidery machines will need more real estate depending on their hoop size.
This closet has the added bonus of a window which adds natural light.
If the idea of closet doors is a bit too claustrophobic for you, consider using curtains. A colorful desk makeover makes the space pop. While this is a craft closet, it would work equally well for sewing and embroidery.
This is by far my favorite. It takes the closet concept to a whole new level. The door-less corner closet acts as a recessed work and storage space, then wraps around the corner in a U-shape. That gives a lot of counter top area for hooping, ironing, stitching, editing, cutting fabric, and a computer station.
Armoires and Entertainment Centers
I love this armoire makeover. The genius addition of a folding table conserves even more room when it is not in use. Painted another fun color, being able to close up the armoire keeps everything safe and tidy.
If you are short on space, consider re-purposing an old entertainment center. Add a coat of paint, some baskets, peg board, and under-counter lighting for a cozy sewing nook.
Typically, the main shelf pulls out so you can sew and go. Close the doors when you are done and everything is out of site!
We'd love to hear your creative use of sewing and embroidery space!
Sew Inspired by Bonnie