Sewing Hauls

My first sewing room

So today I’m going for a slightly different post. I’m lucky enough to have my own dedicated sewing room. My sewing room used to be a home office/sewing room, but when I changed jobs I worked from home less and now its a dedicated sewing room which I sometimes work in. I spend more time in this room, working or sewing, than I do in any other room of the house and I love how special (and indulgent) this room is.

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check out the homemade blind – that fabric might look familiar I’ve just blogged about a dress in that fabric

Well when you are reading this I will be moving home (whoop whoop!) so I though I would do a little review of all the things in my first sewing room. Moving home doesn’t mean I am loosing my sewing room, rather having a whole new, different room, which I think is a great excuse to see what I want to change as I don’t want to recreate the same room in a new house. No apologies for how many photos are coming up….

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My dresser which holds lots of my sewing bits and bobs. A steal at £40 from ebay and a lick of paint

 

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my button box which also has a giant button image on top, my zips stored by length in my dresser, my extra zips in another tin and my threads all in a box.

 

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My patterns are stored in my dresser, separated out into different categories “vintage” “independent” “dresses” “separates” “prima pattern”. I also have a set of the Make It Easy patterns.

 

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my make up bags which hold my sewing machine accessories and the smaller one for my overlocker accessories. My overlocker. My sewing box. My sewing machine, pin cushion and the top of a jam jar which I put pins in as I sew to speed it all up.

 

My built in wardrobe (which my Dad built) full of clothes I barely wear plus all my scraps stored in boxes. My Ikea chair has been a staple of all my sewing, it might not go with the decor but I love it, and a stash of vintage suitcases which store all my fabric stash,
My built-in wardrobe (which my Dad built) full of clothes I barely wear plus all my scraps stored in boxes. My Ikea chair has been a staple of all my sewing, it might not go with the decor but I love it, and a stash of vintage suitcases which store all my fabric stash.

 

My bookshelf. I love books, and being all organised my bookshelf is ordered by theme and sub-theme (like my on mini library). I also have this fab door stopper in the shape of a cotton reel.
My bookshelf. I love books, and being all organised my bookshelf is ordered by theme and sub-theme (like my on mini library). I also have this fab door stopper in the shape of a cotton reel.

 

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All my scissors are stored in this beautiful cut glass jug. My “Handmade by Chloe” labels are stored in the glass sweet jar.

 

The view from my sewing room. I also use my radio to listen to lots and lots of desert island discs.
The view from my sewing room. I also use my radio to listen to lots and lots of desert island discs.
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A tacky little ornament that my baby brother bought back from Barcelona. I live in a junk free house, but this is so so tacky it sits on my windowsill and makes me smile.

So that’s my old sewing room. Once I’ve moved in I want to get back sewing pretty quickly (no internet for a week might help), so I need to get all my stuff sorted as well. I also need to think about how I want to decorate my new sewing room. Top of my wish list is a way to display my sewing queue so I know what I plan on sewing soon.

I’ll leave you with this final image – of my cat chilling on the sofa bed in my sewing room.

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