One thing I do regret now is not taking any before photos.
I didn't want to spend any money on making new curtains or anything else for that matter so I sat down for a moment and thought how I could brighten up my sewing room with what I already had.
The curtains were the biggest issue. My sewing room gets a lot of sun and the curtains I had up were my bedroom curtains which stayed in this room when I converted it to my sewing room. Some time ago I switched rooms so my work room was downstairs and my bedroom is now upstairs. So these curtains came down and I put them back in my bedroom where I needed less light.
And these which were the original ones in my sewing room came down from the bedroom and put up in my sewing room. Am I confusing you. LOLL
This photo was taken at 7.15am. As you can see the sun is already shining through and it gets a lot brighter during the course of the day.
So all curtains washed and hung next was my cutting table. I had some old kitchen curtains from about 10 years ago LOLLL yes I am a bit of a hoarder but only when it comes to fabric. I wasn't sure about the yellow but once I put it in place I liked how it looked. Before you could see all the stuff I had stored under there. Now it's nicely disguised.
Next up was to organize my work surface. I like to keep the things I've made on display. My bags are displayed on the back of the room door but I haven't shown you that photo because I have four bags hanging there that I can't show you yet.
This is how I store my bag hardware.
These containers are so useful and I'll be buying some more to store beads that I have which I sew onto some of the bags.
This is my serger which is to the left of my cutting table. I don't use it much now so I put a display board behind it. The patchwork on there is part of one of the next two bags I have to sew.
This is how I store my thread. It works better for me than having them displayed on a peg board on the wall. I found an ice cube tray that had a lid and thought it was perfect for keeping the bobbins.
This is where I sit to sew. In the late morning the sun moves from the front window over to this side and the sun comes blazing in. This part of my room is still a work in progress. I want to make better use of the space under the tables so at some point I'll be changing that.
I had a couple of artificial roses which I cut back and used as curtain ties.
Then I pinned some felt ornaments I made quite some time ago to the curtains.
This is another work in progress. My fabric needs to be sorted as I've just been pulling it out and putting it back anywhere lately. I may even get some plastic storage boxes for the one's I don't use that often. The computer table is too big for this corner. It had my old computer on it but since getting my laptop the computer died so I don't need a large table there but that's a job for much later. I'll have to think hard how I can use something I already have that will work better here.
I need to make another one for my other chair.
And this is the final view of my sewing room. This photo is taken from the door as you walk in. It still needs some improvements but I'm really pleased with it so far.
I hope this post has inspired you to clean and organize your sewing space. It doesn't matter if you have a studio or a little corner of a room or just a dining room table when everything is tidy I find it so inspiring and can't wait to start sewing again but today is the kitchens turn. Maybe around midnight I'll sew another cushion for my tootsie again. LOLL
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.
Happy cleaning, organizing and sewing.
~ Maria ~