The Sewing Room Tour
Guest Blog by Sew Confident Customer Laura
My name is Laura and I have a pink sewing room with flamingo wallpaper.
I say this like an announcement at a fabric addiction meeting. Never have I been girly, never have I been into pink and goodness only knows where the flamingos come from but I tell you something - I love it!! Myself and my husband have a small converted farmhouse in the beautiful Ayrshire countryside and at the moment double the rooms than there are people to sleep in them so we converted the smallest into my beautiful sewing room. My husband has a 40ft by 15ft outbuilding and I have an 8ft square room but I tell you I wouldn’t swap, well maybe just a few extra foot for a cutting table but you can’t have everything.
I done some pinterest and other sewing blog research before decorating the room and deciding on layout but like most things it really depended on what I could fit in there. My large white desk is from ikea and is used for both sewing and cutting, I usually take the sewing machine (bought from Sew Confident as a 30th birthday present from my mum) off the table to cut so I have plenty of room.
My pin board and all the little hooks etc on it are also from Ikea. In the top right corner is usually my next planned project, at the moment it is Tilly and The Buttons latest pattern, Stevie, the fabric on top of the sewing machine is what I plan to use, a beautiful black floral viscose from like sew amazing. The book in the bottom left hand corner is my bible (The Dressmaking Technique Bible – Lorna Knight) open at the bias binding page, for some reason I drew an absolute blank while constructing a kimono that needed some. All my essentials are basically right in front me when I sit down to start a project, all my scissors, pins and thread are at arm’s reach. I also normally have a laptop with Netflix on watching a girly film or a podcast on in the background.
My book shelves aren’t too busy either, realistically I know I won’t read many books so these are the ones I found had patterns I liked and would be able to teach me something:
The white chest of drawers behind me is just a spill over from our bedroom however I’d like it to be fabric storage. All my fabric is in the corner, proud to say it does normally sit quite neat like this.
I also have my great aunts sewing box that contains a lot of her sewing things such as thimbles, threads, zips, elastic and buttons. There are also some of my grans sewing items in there too. You can see my knitting bag popped on top of it too, another birthday present from my mum, I’ve never been very good at it but now that Sew Confident has a knitting class maybe I will be able to put this bag to use.
On top of the chest of drawers is my red house sewing box, another 30th birthday gift this time from my friend Yvonne, it’s from Cath Kidston. How cute!!!!!! Also I love my jam rolly polly tin from TK Maxx, that’s where I store all my zips, I hate zips and quite often just do some sort of tie closure instead, hence why I have a few in there.
This is a realistic tour of my sewing room, this is the tidy version but it’s also not that well organised and a bit scattered but I didn’t want to tidy lots of things away and give an unrealistic pinterest friendly view. All I need to complete it is a nice desk chair, I’m being very fussy, any suggestions please post the link!! Any questions on where I got anything that I haven’t mentioned please let me know.