I've been living with my new sewing room for a week or so now and I'm finally here to share it. As much as I love certain parts in the room, the overall layout was not working for me. It became clear that I needed a lot more space to work (that was not my floor!). Here we are with painter's tape on the floor trying to plan out the new layout. You can see that my work space was overflowing...and I think I had cleaned up!
We decided to move the desk, add in a 10' long countertop, and convert our old dining room table as new work space. We put some storage cases as support below the counter top. And we got them on clearance! Score!
It's going to be good storage for those things I don't use super often but need space for. There seems to be a lot of stuff lying around...like batting and such.
My husband recessed my Janome sewing machine into our old dining room table (no, we haven't bought a new one yet...one thing at a time). It's soooo great to have a handy husband. He was able to do this whole room in one long afternoon. We cut the table down to be more ergonomically correct. And I'm in the process of getting an adjustable chair to help with that as well.
It's great. There is a hole for my knee lift and extra access on the sides to get to all the power buttons etc. The only thing you can't do with the machine like this is use the arm for small sewing like sleeves on garments. But thankfully I have more than one machine. ;) It's been amazing to quilt on this. I've already done three quilts and they have remarkably simpler with the large flat surface. So much better!
With lots of new space to work, I can spread out my projects. But here was a moment of cleanliness before I added to it.
We put my Brother sewing machine on the long counter top, and I had my husband cut out a circle for the power cords so all would be nice and tidy.
I now have room for all three machines!! Two sewing machines and a serger! All in a little u shape just ready for me to work. I'm just waiting on some caster wheels for hard wood floors for my new rolling chair. Soon I will be rolling from one machine to the next.
Now to organize it! Believe it or not there is much left to be organized. A book case full of too many books and a closet stuffed full of supplies. But it will happen. Slowly but surely.