How To Organize Your Sewing Room

How To Organize Your Sewing Room. Many of us when looking at our sewing room want to cry when we see the mess…well, maybe crying is a bit exaggerated but a bit of organization would definitely do good to the cause! Ideally we want, whenever we are opening our room or workshop, to organize all materials so they are ready for when we need them, and we want to make sure all the machines are working and ready for use. Most important, for our eyes health mostly, is to have a nice well illuminated place to sew: quality lighting is essential for the sewing room. Natural light is ideal for this purpose, so if you have a nice window and you can place your sewing stuff near it, even better! If not, there are also many high intensity and “daylight” lamps and in the market.

Another important organization tip! By now you have probably gone to your favourite craft shop and bought your first fabrics. Aren’t they cute? but aren’t they big too? So an important aspect for your sewing room is to have a cutting surface wide enough to fit the design to be cut; also, it must be firm, to prevent the fabric from moving around. If possible, the iron and ironing board should be close to the sewing machine so you don’t waste too much time running around the house. And one of my favourite accessories to have is a full-length mirror. This will be very useful for checking the appearance and fit of your garments.

So, are you ready to get your hands dirty? We are! But before starting, I am sure you know each sewing project requires a series of materials and haberdashery. Oh no, more stuff to store! Yes, but we are also going to prepare for this with some easy storing techniques. First of all, look for specific places to store all of these materiales. For example, special cabinets or containers that facilitate access and use. I have made a list of the most common items and tools, which will be analyzed in detail in later posts, that must be present in your sewing room:

  • sewing machine
  • needles and pins
  • iron and ironing board
  • scissors
  • thread snips
  • circular cutter (optional)
  • measuring stick
  • thread
  • measuring tape

Sewing tip: You don’t have to spend a lot of money to store your materials. Shoe or cookie boxes are very commonly used to storing, and everyone has those, right:) ? If you want to be a bit more technical, you can also use the compartmentalized boxes sold in hardware stores. The benefit of these boxes is that you will find these boxes in different sizes and shapes, with compartments that allow you to store all sewing tools in a suitable, portable and easy to prepare place every time we have to sew.

What is the layout of your sewing room? 🙂

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  1. I am lucky to have recently converted my home office, 12 feet by 14 feet, into more of a sewing studio. I have a large closet in the next room for storing other craft supplies and all of my fabric, a great bookcase I inherited from my grandma for books and sewing notions, a low rolling cart for storing my serger, a backup sewing machine and my ironing tools, and a cutting table (that also doubles as a work table and triples as a spot where random stuff accumulates and then needs to be cleared off, lol). I especially like my very large bulletin board wall that I assembled from insulation styrofoam that I covered with fabric, it is about six feet by six feet. The room is still a work in progress but it has proven to be a great place to get my crafty sewing on!


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