Friday, November 13, 2009

My New Sewing Suite


I am starting to feel settled into our new home and having a sewing area set up helps.  I was going to turn the guest room into a sewing room, but once the bed was in there wasn’t enough room.  It does have an extra large closet though so that became the space to store most of my sewing supplies.  I have to share with the fisherman and it is working just fine. 

IMG_1490 He built me shelves and now thinks he needs some of his own.  I am sewing in the living room by a window with a wonderful view of our yard.  The added bonus is sewing in the same room with the wood stove burning and the TV is on, but behind me.  Turns out the guest room gets pretty cold so to save on heating costs we are closing the door to that room.  Anyone who knows me well knows that I like to change things often so who knows, maybe I will make the guest room the sewing room in the Spring.  For now though I am completely happy with the current set up.  The fisherman though is eyeing the little desk I am using for himself as a fly tying station and says he wants to buy me a real sewing table.  I think he is thinkingIMG_1505 that the machine would be put away sometimes and it would look nicer in the living room.  Hmmmm, I am not too sure how often it would be put away, but if he wants to buy me a sewing table I won’t stop him.  In looking at sewing tables though I just have one question…how do you make room for ironing?  I use a  little folding ironing board that I can pull out and put away easily.  It is large enough for most things.  Now I am opening the desk on my hutch and putting the ironing board on it then I can fold it up when not in use and tuck the board along the side. 

IMG_1506This is my current sewing area and it is working for me, but I do think there will be changes in the future.  Oh and a picture of my first project made just for me.  I was inspired by some hot pads I saw on Patchwork Pottery’s blog.  I figured out a way to make them quilt as you go so they went together really quick and easy.  I raided my scrap bins for all the fall colors.  We really needed hot pads so this project was kind of a necessity and they are very useful.  I layered 2 layers of batting with a layer of Insulbrite in between so they are thick, but not too thick,  and will not get too hot .

Sew on…



Karen said...

My guest room used to serve double duty as a sewing also. When I first got married I was sewing on the kitchen table. It's nice that you have your sewing table near the window. Good light is essential! I'm glad you have finally set up your sewing station! Just in time to make some Christmas gifts or maybe some curtains for your new home? :0) The hot pads are very cute!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful hotpads, Ferne. I am glad you got your sewing space all set up.

Thank you for visiting and leaving the kind comment on my Christmas Cheer quilt. :)