Sunday, November 4, 2012

Sewing Studio Pictures - The Finale'

Since my sewing studio has been up and running for a little over two months and now that friends and family have been by to see it, I thought I would share photos of my studio fully furnished and decorated, if you will.  With the finishing touches it now feels comfortable and cozy, yet it also fits the bill as a work environment.  I am one happy quilter! 

Now for the tour . . . come on in!

You are entering my creative space -

As you walk past the wall quilt (seen above), if you look to your right, this is the student area (photo below).  There is a table with casters used for student sewing and for fabric cutting and crafts.  I can roll it out when pinning my quilts too.  As you can see, I've added storage beneath for fabric (center) and storage for students to be able to keep their sewing supplies on either side.  I painted and made seat pads for the stools I found at a thrift store - aren't they cute?!

Here's the straight view . . .

Next if you look to the left of the students' workstation, you will see my little blackboard, which comes quite handy for reminders and teaching young students.

Then as you keep turning toward your left, this is my sitting area.  I use it for hand sewing and watching tutorials or general TV viewing.  Hubby joins me now and then when I sew in the evenings.

Next is the space where I sew.  My sewing machine is on the table in the center where I also cut smaller fabric pieces, press seams, and quilt.  I also store more fabric and batting underneath.  My clock and my favorite saying, "Sewing mends the soul" is displayed over the large horizontal window on the main wall.  I also have been sewing quite a bit lately so there are baskets of scraps on the floor.  LOL

Here's a close-up of the saying. 

I've got my serger tucked in the corner with all its supplies, along with a small display of fabrics on a chest just to the left of it.  Also when I need to press seams, all I have to do is grab my board and iron and place it on the center table.  My husband installed outlets everywhere so I can either plug the iron in the floor outlet or in any wall outlet close by.

Because this originally was an attic space there are lots of nooks and crannies, so taking a picture of the entire room from one angle is close to impossible.  So if you can visualize it, if I'm sitting at my sewing machine, to my right, behind me is the office/craft area.

Now we're back to the entrance and have viewed the entire room.  (To the left in the picture just above you can see part of the door frame where we entered.)  So I hope you enjoyed the final tour, and I enjoyed having you.

As you know, holiday sewing is underway, along with quilt guild projects, so you'll be hearing from me on those topics in the upcoming weeks.   Oh and I'd love for you to post comments--I would love to hear from you, or you send me links to your creative spaces - I would love to see them.  Sharing organization, storage, and decorating ideas is great fun!  


  1. Denise - your studio is fantastic! I love it. All that space and separate areas too. I have a desk tucked into a corridor so I am jealous.
    Thank you so much for visiting my blog - a long time ago now and I have been very remiss in searching you out.
    Have an amazing time in your studio and please come and visit me again.

  2. Lin, good to hear from you! I'm glad you enjoyed the studio tour. I'm really enjoying the space; it's hard to believe I was making quilts out of a closet just a couple of months ago, and teaching in my living room so I feel very lucky to have a dedicated space now. I'm headed your way now.

  3. What a beautiful studio you have, all so well organized, wow, I'm a bit jealous, but I wish you all the best and lots of good moments in your studio. I will look again and see some solutions I can pick up. Thank you for sharing.

  4. Hi Paula!

    Thank you for such kind words about my studio. I am really enjoying it and am thankful every day about the support I have from my husband. His time and talent will forever be appreciated by me. I plan to be posting another quilt I'm working on and hope you stop by to see it. The style is quite different from what I've done in the past. Have a great week!


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